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Mediating Cross-Border Family Conflict with Debra K. Carter, PhD

This presentation describes this unique interdisciplinary family mediation model and its three primary components: 1) Expanded provision of pro bono mediation and parenting coordination services within and outside of the United States; 2) Training of professionals and graduate students interested in becoming engaged in this work in the U.S and abroad; and 3) Empirical and qualitative research on the initial outcomes of disputes mediated by the pilot project aimed at testing the efficacy of this model.

Debra K. Carter, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist, a Certified Family Law Mediator and a Qualified Parenting Coordinator. She is also the Co-Founder and Training Director of the National Cooperative Parenting Center (NCPC) which offers services to the Mental Health and Legal Communities in North America and around the globe. In addition to providing training in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Dr. Carter is a leading researcher on the efficacy of Parenting Coordination. She also developed a mediation model that includes parenting coordination for her work with the U.S. State Department in cases involving international parental child abductions.

The International Symposium of Children Now regrouped numerous experts in family mediation through whom we had the chance to hear different conferences pertinent to how to deal with high conflict family situations.

Principles and Recommendations following the symposium are available at

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