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On demand | Webinar | Mental health in dispute resolution: exploring anxiety

with Dr Megan Morris

On demand | Online
“So useful to understand the sign and symptoms, and to consider the strategies the mediator may need”

Mental health in dispute resolution: exploring anxiety

Having lived through 2020 and the escalation in mental health issues due to COVID, members have requested more help with mental health considerations in dispute resolution.

This the first in a series of three webinars exploring mental health in dispute resolution, in particular this time exploring anxiety.

This webinar addresses the following questions:

  • What is anxiety?
  • How does / can it manifest for the individual?
  • What might be the signs for the dispute resolver to identify, for their parties? For themselves?
  • How might it impact in a dispute resolution context?
  • What are the boundaries and responsibilities for the dispute resolver if they identify these signs or symptoms for themselves or their parties?
The link to the recording of this webinar will remain active for at least 3 months from the date of purchase. We continue to consult with the given presenter as to whether extended availability is possible. We are therefore not able to guarantee access beyond 3 months.

About the speaker

Dr Megan Morris, PhD
Psychologist, FDRP,
Family law report writer and assessor

Dr Megan Morris is a registered psychologist (MAPS), originally from Brisbane and has spent more than 10 years residing overseas in Thailand and Vanuatu where she worked in voluntary and non- voluntary roles in psychological support and education.

On her return to Australia in 2006, Megan became an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, and worked with separated families providing family mediation for resolving separated parents’ disputes in parenting and financial matters. She also worked for the federal government funded Family Relationship Centres, Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) and the National Telephone Dispute Resolution Service providing mediation.

From 2010, Megan was the coordinator/manager of the Australian research project, “Outcomes for Separated Families” a collaborative project conducted by The University of Queensland (School of Psychology) in collaboration with RAQ, and funded by the Australian Research Council. In 2016 Megan completed her PhD from the University of Queensland with her research focused on understanding separated families in conflict and measuring their mediation outcomes.

In 2010, she began writing family reports and providing social assessments for families involved in family court, children’s court and federal circuit court matters. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Queensland, a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Queensland Child Protection Practitioners Association, and the Family Law Practitioners Association and is interested in improving the lifestyle of members of high conflict families and in particular the children of high conflict parenting disputes.

Megan is a private consultant based in Brisbane who provides psychological support to individuals and families, mediation for family issues, and family reports and assessments for family law matters.