TMS Annual Members Dinner — Awardee Gary Friedman
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cocktails at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
TMS Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Mediation for 2017-18 will be presented to Gary Friedman
Transforming Impasse from problem to opportunity
Every case, no matter what kind, has a “legal case” and an “emotional case;” ignoring the emotional case (usually causing it to be conflated with the legal case) is often the cause of impasse. Learn about practical concepts and tools lawyers can use immediately (without having to be psychologists) to work skillfully with the emotional case, and thereby avoid and/or resolve impasse in most cases.
STEPHEN H. SULMEYER, J.D., Ph.D. is a lawyer, clinical psychologist, mediator, trainer, and collaborative divorce coach in Marin County, California. He is a former chairperson of the Marin County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and a member of the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADR-NC), the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), the American Bar Association’s ADR section, as well as numerous legal and psychological organizations. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where he has taught as a member of the adjunct faculty. He serves on mediation panels of the Marin County and Alameda County Superior Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Steve is also the co-founder (with Judge Verna Adams) of the Marin Superior Court’s Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference (ISC) program. He is also the founder and president of Integrative Mediation Bay Area (IMBA). Steve is the co-author of “The Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference: A Grassroots Alternative for Resolving High-Conflict Parenting Disputes in Lean Times,” which was published in the October, 2015 issue of Family Court Review.
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