Loss and acknowledgement in FDR: a restorative way of working with families

with Nicola Hartfield

Join me in an interactive fishbowl exploration where we will blur the boundaries of strict mediation process. I will demonstrate a FDR model of loss and acknowledgement that I am currently developing, drawing on research from anger and fear, grief and loss, family systems and attachment theory, mediation processes, restorative practices and experimentation!

Participants will have the opportunity to role play, observe and discuss parts of the model demonstrated, as I share my challenges and triumphs.

Nicola Hartfield

Nicola began her professional life as a pediatric hospital based social worker. This led into a family therapy role and later she held the Clinical Leader role for Relationship Services (as it was then), for Manawatu and Hawkes Bay.

In 2006 Nicola started in private practice in mediation and reconciliation after completing a post Grad Dip in DR and Fellowships (Resolution Institute and AMINZ).

Nicola is based in Whanganui writing and developing a model of FDR based on the concepts of loss and acknowledgement. She is a mentor, a teacher and a mediator of family, workplace and community disputes.