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Downstate Mini-Conference December 13, 2014

Save the Date Saturday, December 13, 2014 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY Details to Follow … [Continue..]

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Clare Piro on LookTV News.

Clare Piro on LookTV

Watch NYSCDM President Clare Piro explain divorce mediation and its benefits during her recent interview with Jesse Jackson … [Continue...]

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BJ Mann

One More Try—Counseling

When clients arrive at my office, they are rarely on the same page. There is always one person more psychologically ready to end the marriage than the other. During our conversation, I may learn that they have either been to counseling or one has begged the other “for years” to go. Now, when reality … [Continue..]

David Louis

School’s Open: It’s a Great Time to Learn and Teach!

School is back in session again, and it’s a perfect reminder that teaching and learning are lifetime activities. For the divorce mediator or collaborative divorce professional it’s a special opportunity to support couples in making important decisions by providing information that will assist … [Continue..]

Susan Ingram

Creating Daily “Listening Time” with Your Child

An article that recently appeared in HuffPost Parents entitled “The Most Important 10 Minutes of a Child’s Day” triggered my own thoughts about supporting our children’s emotional well-being. The suggestions of the author, Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychology at Weill … [Continue..]

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