Angela is offering a reduced-cost mediation clinic on the last Saturday of each month for participants willing to participate in brief verbal research during and after mediation. Any type of dispute is welcomed.
Research during mediation may include activities such as answering brief analysis questions during the breaks of the mediation process or selecting between two possible responses when a question is posed during mediation, for example.
Research, post-mediation, would include a brief, anonymous, survey (your identity is not necessary for the project) immediately after mediation, or a brief follow-up interview sometime after mediation.
In order to participate in the mediation research clinic, both/all parties must agree in writing to participate in mediation and both/all parties must agree in writing to participate in research. If this criterion is met, I will offer this mediation clinic at a reduced cost of $80/hr. to be split between the parties.
The type of data I am hoping to derive from my research is how mediating parties communicate and resolve conflicts involving disconnecting relationships and the correlation to sexual orientation, race, and culture.
I identify with you and believe that mediation can be beneficial to anyone if the mediator can facilitate the discussion without bias.
BIPOC, elderly, ex-felons, youth, mentally ill, immigrants- you name it. Mediation has not been catering to the above. This needs to change now! All people should feel like mediation is a process that they can try before taking their dispute to court.
NEW-This survey is for individuals who are contemplative about their current relationship or maybe about the one they just left. Is/was intimacy lost? please take this quick survey so I can research this question- results will be posted https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M5NVFF3
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Mediation is a process for people to have face-to-face conversations about the issues important to them. Mediators are omnipartial and will not make decisions for you. They help people in conflict communicate and support their own decision-making. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process.
A mediation agreement is binding and enforceable when it is part of a court order. The parties decide whether they wish to submit an agreement to court.
All communication during intake and in a mediation session is confidential except in cases of child abuse or the abuse of a vulnerable adult. I cannot disclose what is said in mediation to anyone unless I have written permission from the parties such as if the parties ask me to submit their agreement to the courts. This confidentiality extends to referral sources too. In keeping with confidentiality, I respectfully request that parties do not subpoena me to testify in court for any reason related to their mediated conflict.