Working with Loss and Grief
MCLE Society Session
*Details will be emailed to all registrants prior to the Session.
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Thursday, September 30, 2021
Noon to 1:30 pm
Gradually, over her long mediation career, Dana Curtis came to believe that loss and
grief are present in most mediations, especially in elder and adult family disputes, where
they exist at the heart of the conflict. In this program, participants will investigate how
deepening our understanding of grief enables us to work more effectively with high-
conflict parties; examine the physiological and emotional aspects of the grief process;
explore how an understanding of grief can assist us to be more effective mediators; and
explore best practices for mediators when they encounter grief.
This program offers one hour MCLE credit.
About our Presenter:
Dana Curtis, mediates a broad range of disputes in her California Bay Area practice. Her 30-year mediation career includes four years as a staff mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
She conducts mediation training for organizations, courts, and
law schools throughout the U.S. and internationally, including in Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, where she has co-taught Mediating Disputes with Bob Mnookin and Gary Friedman since 2013. Her advanced course Fundamentals of Elder and Adult Family Mediation: A Workshop for Experienced Mediator, assists mediators to
develop skills and understandings to mediate these challenging cases effectively. She
has written widely about mediation, including the recently-published “Working with Loss
and Grief,” (ABA Journal of Dispute Resolution, Spring 2021).