Facilitation Articles

Facilitation Articles


Blind Spots and Conflict

(2/19/21)Lorraine Segal

Shining a light on your blind spots can help you with conflict.

Keeping the Marital Home in Divorce and Pitfalls for the Unwary

(2/19/21)Mary Salisbury

In most marriages there is a marital home/the kids' childhood home and it’s often the largest asset--and the largest source of conflict.

Of Pandemic and Perseverance: NYCLA’s ADR Committee Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons in 2020

(2/19/21)Elan E. Weinreb, Chris Fladgate, Nelson Timken

Among many challenging occurrences, the deadly coronavirus pandemic, protest-related violence resulting from deplorable civil rights violations, natural disasters, and all-too-regular political shockwaves— ultimately culminating in unprecedented siege and sorrow at the Capitol—definitively made 2020 humanity’s “year of the lemon.”

Money Buys Happiness

(2/18/21)Scott Levin

There’s something about the beginning of a new year that means making big changes.

How to Find Help From Domestic Violence

(2/18/21)Lena Borrelli

This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined.

Lawyers are from Mars, Clients are from Venus– and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space

(2/12/21)John Lande

Litigation often is extremely stressful for clients, and the process aggravates feelings of loss and grief, which interfere with their ability to negotiate effectively and reach agreements.

Clash of Approaches

(2/12/21)Phyllis Pollack

I have had several mediations lately in which the approach of the parties clashed.

Shovel 2 - Saving Traditional Mediation

(2/12/21)Paul Rajkowski

Traditional mediation is about needs and the process that meets those needs- dialogue and self-determination.

Innovative Ways to Use Mediation (other than Dispute Resolution)

(2/12/21)Jharna Jagtiani, Aanchal Gupta

Mediation is traditionally used as a means of dispute resolution where parties can come together, call a timeout and reach a mutually acceptable solution.

Is ADR the Cure for COVID-19-Related Litigation?

(2/12/21)Steven Bauer

The benefits of having a neutral with life sciences experience to resolve your disputes.

Mediating and Resolving COVID-19 Related Contract and Commercial Lease Disputes

(2/11/21)Frank Burke

The COVID-19 pandemic and a series of government shutdown orders have negatively impacted many contracts and commercial leases, either preventing or slowing performance and upending the expectations of contracting parties.

Why are Lawyers Good Mediators?

(2/11/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

In court, a lawyer’s role may be likened that of the client’s champion, and in most cases they represent their clients with great focus and passion.

H.E.R.E are the Steps You Need to Take to Have a Transformational, Conflict-Positive Conversation

(2/11/21)Dawn Bedlivy, Kim Faircloth

By the time Lee visited HR to request a mediation, he was frustrated and mad.

Valentines Day and Divorce

(2/09/21)Marian Grande

Valentine’s Day; the most romantic day of the year. Some love it, some hate it, but you cannot deny that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love, affection, adoration, chocolates, and flowers.

20 Proposals to Resolve Electoral Conflicts and Strengthen Democracy

(2/08/21)Kenneth Cloke

Electoral democracy has gone through a period of profound conflicts, yet each unique conflict points us toward potential solutions and more collaborative processes.

Timing is Everything Again

(2/08/21)Oran Kaufman

They say that in real estate the key is “location, location, location.” It could certainly be argued that in mediation the parallel is “Timing, timing, timing.”

Bats, Rattlesnakes, and a Mine Shaft

(2/05/21)Jim W Hildreth

Mediator Jim Hildreth shares an amusing account of a recent mediation.

Start with the Small Rocks

(2/05/21)Kathleen Kauth

In Stephen Covey's book "First Things First" he talks about looking at a jar as the amount of time and energy you have, and a pile of rocks as your tasks.

Using Private Mediation for a Happier Divorce

(2/05/21)Roseann Vanella

The term “happy divorce” seems like an oxymoron, and maybe it is.

CPRAM21 Keynote: CNN’s Dana Bash on Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, and Truth Telling

(2/05/21)Russ Bleemer

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution opened its 2021 Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon with remarks from CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Bash.

Five Principles to Maximize Chances of Success in Mediation

(2/05/21)Rachel Gupta

As a current mediator who has for years also been litigation counsel representing clients in mediation, I have noticed that there may sometimes be a disconnect between what mediators and litigators each expect from mediation and from each other.

Ambulance Usage Pursuant to an MVA as Determinative of Severity of Sustained Injuries

(2/05/21)Bruce Ally

Those who have been involved in an accident and chose to pursue their options to recovery through the legal system, often end up at mediation.

The Opportunity of Rejection

(2/05/21)Sunny Sassaman

Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?

Not Leading By Example

(2/02/21)Michael Leathes

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it’s the only means, declared Einstein.

An Ethical Dilemma: What To Do?

(2/02/21)Phyllis Pollack

Teaching mediation ethics has its good points and bad points.

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Dr. Grether's office in Carlsbad is conveniently located to San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties for in-person services. He also provides Nationwide VideoMediation (videoconferencing), and TeleMediation (telephone mediation) services.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 477-8585
Toll Free: (877) 654- JUST (5878)

Copyright © 2004 - by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D..
All rights are reserved.
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