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Webinar | How fathers experience family mediation
with Nurit Zubery
Wednesday 1 September, 2021 | Online
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)
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How fathers experience family mediation
In this webinar Nurit Zubery will present the findings of her qualitative research project recently completed as part of an LLM thesis at the Auckland University Law School.
The study is based on in-depth qualitative interviews with fathers who attended FDR mediation and reveals some concerning trends around fathers’ dissatisfaction with the process.
Nurit will discuss the main themes that emerged from the study, focusing on the severe grief reaction experienced by fathers following divorce and the devaluation of fatherhood in Western societies. It will highlight fathers’ experiences of bias and powerlessness in mediation, viewed against the current socio-political backdrop of gender power struggles within the modern family.
The possible link between these themes and the fact family mediation is not reaching its full potential in New Zealand shall be discussed and implications for mediators presented.
Although this study was done in NZ, the findings and the implications for practice will have relevance for AU members working in the FDR context.
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About the speaker
Nurit started her career as a lawyer in Israel, before moving to New Zealand in 1999. Over the past 20 years, Nurit owned and managed two successful businesses and in 2019 started studying mediation at the academic level. She studied at the Massey University Dispute Resolution Program and continued to study for a Master of Laws at the Auckland University Law School completing this research project on family mediation.
Nurit is the winner of the Fairway Resolution Anne Scragg scholarship for research in mediation for 2019.
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