Category Archives: Mediation

In Best Interest of the Family

A Rationale for Mandatory Entry into Divorce Mediation By Richard Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy) – written Oct. 1988 Originally appeared in Family Mediation Canada Newsletter, Winter 1989 I. INTRODUCTION When a family separates, it does not “break up” other than in a legal sense. The words “breaking up” are a linguistic simplification of a complex Continue Reading

An Expert in Conflict

Written By: Julie Oliver Copyright © October 26, 1997 The Ottawa Citizen Richard Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy) is an expert in conflict. His expertise is drawn from life. He watched his father beat up his mother. He watched his neighbours battle each other bloody in gang fights. He watched his nation simmer and boil in Continue Reading

Apology

Many clients who come to my offices are suffering from feelings of being hurt by another and are hoping very much that the other person will apologize to them. Somehow when the other person just says, “I am sorry.”, they do not feel better. They want more than a simple statement and here is why: Continue Reading

The CCFMA

Canadian Council for Family Mediation and Arbitration The initial founding principles of the C.C.F.M.A. are: a. To cultivate mediation-arbitration as a world-view. It is a way of life. b. To develop mediation-arbitration as a profession that stands on its own. It is not an “alternative” to any other profession. c. To train and encourage Chartered Continue Reading