Registration for May 4th 2018 Spring Conference "Family Mediation in 2018: Serving Different Populations"

Presented by the Mediation Council of Illinois
Friday May 4, 2018

8:30 - 4:30
Lewis University – Oak Brook Campus
7th Floor – Room 739AB
1111 W. 22nd Suite 700, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Lunch and Snacks Included
This MCI program has applied to receive 6 continuing education credits for attorneys and application has been submitted to cosponsor Margaret S. Powers and Associates, and is pending approval for all Licensed Mental Health Providers.

Morning Panel Topic: The Role of Religion in Family Mediations
1st Session: Avoiding Mediator Bias by Understanding Faith-Based Perspectives, Customs and Expectations that can impact family dissolution.
2nd Session: Domestic Violence issues within Faith Communities that can Impact the Mediated Dissolution Process.
Paula K. Brown, LCPC, CADC – Brown & Assoc. Counseling & Mediation Ctr.
Madiha Haroon, LMFT, LCPC– Dunham Counseling, provides services specifically designed for the many aspects of the Muslim Religion community.
Viki Rivkin, JD - SHALVA Chicago’s Outreach and Education Legal Liaison.

Afternoon Panel Topic: Non-traditional Mediation Services
1st Session: Mediating Unmarried and Same Sex Couples; the mediation process, domestic violence issues, best practices & avoiding mediator bias, plus a
discussion of issues and advantages in a co-mediation practice.

2nd Session: To Survive and Thrive - When Coaching Combines with Mediation
Ellen Feldman, JD, Mediator & Attorney, CEL & Associates
Brian James, Divorce Mediator & Parenting Coordinator, CEL & Associates
Jennifer Mitchell, JD– author, speaker, attorney, mediator, life coach, and creator of Solace Divorce Mediation.
Ellene Lammers, LCSW–Discernment Counselor, Collaborative Divorce Coach and Mediator.