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Facing Mediation's external crisis

10 October 2018

Time: 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: Jackson McDonald
Level 17
225 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

$35.00 Members

$55.00 Guests

Free for RI student members

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Wednesday, 10 October

In July, psychiatrists Professors Bateman and Peter Fonagy from UCL came to UWA to teach the inaugural program in MBT-M. 55 participants, including a Chief Judge, a dozen Registrars from all courts, participants from Legal Aid, RA, the ATO, and private mediators and lawyers experienced the power of facilitative teaching, evidence-based theory and research, and demonstrations of practice.

Mentalized opening statements, turning non-mentalized demands into mentalized needs, the fundamental importance of epistemic trust, pre-mediation and mediation formulations.

Can we ever teach or practice mediation the same way again? Who are our authentic mediation selves? Presenter Jill Howieson looks forward to exploring these questions and more from the MBT-M workshop during this presentation.

Resolution Institute thanks Jackson McDonald for generously hosting this event.

Please attend and gain 1.5 CPD points under the RI & NMAS accreditation schemes. Attendees are also entitled to 1 CPD point under Competency Area 2 – Professional Skills for the purposes of the LPBWA

About the presenter

Associate Professor Jill Howieson

Jill Howieson is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Law School and is the unit coordinator and lecturer in the units Negotiation and Mediation, Dispute Resolution and Mediation: Practice and Skills. Jill is a Director of the national Mediator Standards Board and is the Director of UWA’s newly established Mediation Clinic. Jill holds degrees in Law, Psychology and Literature.

Jill’s focus is the research, teaching and practice of mediation. She conducts training workshops in mediation, negotiation and stakeholder facilitation nationally and internationally. Recently, she worked with Professors Fonagy and Bateman from University College London to present a Mentalizing in Mediation workshop to members of the judiciary, mediation service providers, lawyers and workplace managers. She is the co-author of a Negotiation textbook and author of numerous international and national ADR, negotiation and mediation publications.

Jill is a nationally accredited mediator and mediates mostly in the area of commercial, family and workplace disputes. Before commencing in academia, Jill practiced as a solicitor in the area of dispute resolution at the international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques, now King Wood Mallesons.