Relational Mediation

Relational Mediation

Trainer: Bill Hewlett

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1 Day

Relational Mediation

With Bill Hewlett, Clinical Services Specialist in Family Dispute Resolution, Relationships Australia NSW

This intensive workshop offers training for practitioners who work with families where children are in danger of  trauma due to parental conflict.

Attendees will be shown how to assist parents in high conflict to move from a position of absolute blame of each other to one of mutual support through being facilitated to recognise and acknowledge their own role in keeping the conflict alive. This acknowledgement brings about an innate reduction in blame because it is impossible to hold someone else completely responsible when you have recognised that you have played a role in your own circumstances.

Once acquired, this newly found recognition will build resilience in parents and in their families and help them to avoid future conflict due to a greater understanding of the relational ingredients that ensure post separation family harmony.

This course is available for participants who wish to work in a child focused way.

Bill Hewlett is a Clinical Services Specialist in Family Dispute Resolution with Relationships Australia NSW, and a lead trainer for the Australian Institute for Relationships Studies. He has extensive experience in child inclusive mediation, having successfully practiced as a Child Consultant for the past fifteen years. This work has led Bill to develop an innovative and effective training model of practice, which responds to the current challenges of the family law system when working with highly conflicted clients. Bill has published articles on family issues and is frequently invited to present at conferences and events internationally and through-out Australia.