Mediation & Conflict Resolution

For immediate release: 08/22/96

Contact: Margie Yu,

Public Affairs Assistant

(323) 343-3047

Cal State L.A. Offers Free Introductory Workshop on

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Los Angeles, CA -- August 22, 1996 -- On Tuesday, October
1, 1996
, from 6-8 p.m., the Office of Continuing Education
at California State University, Los Angeles is offering a free
workshop for professional development, titled "Introduction
to Mediation & Conflict Resolution Skills Training Tools,
Techniques & Strategies

The workshop will present effective, step-by-step mediation skills
to assist in analyzing problems and creating positive solutions.
These tools can be used in a variety of ways in an easy-going,
accessible manner. You will improve your communication, listening,
interpersonal and reasoning skills. Mediation is the way of the
future, is cost effective and a more humane way of resolving a
wide variety of issues.

The presenter, Kathleen A. Memel, M.F.C.C., has served
as a family mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Conciliation
Court and has more than 15 years of professional experience as
a licensed marriage, family and child counselor. She is a member
of the Academy of Family Mediators, a board member of the California
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Los Angeles Chapter,
and a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
She is a frequent lecturer, writer and trainer in mediation skills
and psychology, and is the founder of the Divorce and Child Custody
Mediation Center, located in Beverly Hills where she maintains
a private practice.

Although this is a free workshop, reservations is necessary to
allow for enough handouts to be available. For reservations,
call (323) 343-5963.

For more information on the workshop, please call Ann Giblin,
Director, Professional Development, CSLA Continuing Education
Office, at (323) 343-4921.

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