The Psychology of Mediation with David Hoffman

  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • ZOOM

David Hoffman (Boston Law Collaborative founder and NE-ACR member) will be presenting "The Psychology of Mediation: An Opportunity to Learn from Each Other"

Understanding what makes people tick is a vital tool for mediators.  Psychologists offer us a variety of lenses for discerning the root causes of conflict and how we can be helpful in resolving it.  David Hoffman will lead an interactive discussion about the analytic tools that each of us has found useful, ranging from cognitive biases, core concerns, and high-conflict people, to internal family systems, and many others.  Please bring your favorite theory to share!! 

David is a mediator, arbitrator, Collaborative Practice attorney, and founder of the Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. He is also the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on mediation, diversity, collaborative law and legal ethics. He is the past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and former president of the NE-ACR. His publications include "Bringing Peace into the Room" (with co-editor Daniel Bowling) (Josey-Bass 2003) and "Mediation: A Practice Guide for Mediators, Lawyers, and Other Professionals (MCLE 2013).

The event will be moderated by NE-ACR board member, Meghan Winkeler. We hope you will be able to join us!

If you haven't already, watch David present on the TEDx stage! Also, here are a few articles by David on the psychology of mediation: The Psychology of Mediation (final)2.pdfMediation, Multiple Minds and Managing the Negotiation Within (final).pdfTransformation as a Lawyer - article about IFS model.pdf


About RIMA Trainings:

All RIMA trainings , whether referred to as a seminar, workshop, or presentation are designed to qualify for RIMA mediator CE's and may fully qualify for CE's for attorneys, social workers and certain other professionals.   

Programs are believed to qualify for the stated number of MCLE's because they:
(1) Present significant intellectual and practical content as to contribute to the growth of a participant's professional competence and skills;
(2) Present subject matter that is directly or supportively relevant to the practice of mediation, law and/or ethics;
(3) Are conducted by a person or persons qualified professionally to present the subject matter involved;
(4) When in-person, are presented in a classroom, meeting room, or lecture hall conducive to a meaningful educational experience;
(5) Are presented in a multi-modal fashion, utilizing oral presentations supplemented with written hand-outs and texts and visuals. All materials are believed to meet the highest professional standards in terms of their timeliness, organization, and detail; and
(6) Utilize video and audio presentations only as an adjunct to oral and written presentations.

Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal. 

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