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Section Meeting

Mediator Resilience in High Conflict Cases


Stephen Sulmeyer | J.D., Ph.D.

In order to avoid impasse in high conflict cases it is essential that the parties feel that we understand them and care about them. And yet the openness required to make empathetic connections leave us vulnerable to the toxicity that is often present in such cases. In this talk, Steve Sulmeyer will explore ways in which mediators can increase their capacity to tolerate high levels of emotional stress while still remaining open and present, as well as discuss proven interventions. The result is better outcomes for clients and healthier experiences for mediators.

1.0 CLE | General

Lunch included with program


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10/19/2017 12:00 PM 10/19/2017 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Section Meeting Mediator Resilience in High Conflict Cases Wells Fargo Bank 2nd Flr Conference Room, 1203 4th Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901 Marin County Bar Association false MM/DD/YYYY


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Date and Location

Thursday | October 19, 2017

Wells Fargo Bank 2nd Flr Conference Room
1203 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Speaker Information

Stephen Sulmeyer

J.D., Ph.D.

STEPHEN H. SULMEYER, J.D., Ph.D. is a lawyer, clinical psychologist, mediator and collaborative coach in Marin County, California. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University, and his doctorate in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, where he has taught as a member of the adjunct faculty.

His psychotherapy practice is based in Marin County, California. He offers alternative dispute resolution services in Marin County, San Francisco, Sonoma County, the East Bay, and throughout the Greater Bay Area. Steve’s unique blend of law and psychology allows him to identify and work effectively with, rather than shy away from, the underlying psychological obstacles that are often the real barriers to the resolution of conflicts. Steve’s conflict resolution work covers a wide range of subject areas including family and divorce, business/commercial, intellectual property, employment, probate, elder, trusts, estate planning, discrimination, partnerships, insurance, and community matters. He is also a trainer in psychotherapy, mediation, and collaborative divorce.