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Dispute Resolution Training in Ontario this Fall

October 8, 2015

This seems to be the year for a seismic shift in dispute resolution in Ontario.

Bill Eddy has been to the province several times, most recently in London and Hamilton. I attended both workshops and can only rave about his work. It is certainly influencing my approaches to working with high conflict people.

Woody Mosten came in for an extended weekend also to rave reviews. He and I provided an exclusive one-day intensive where we really drilled down on strategies to build your peacemaking practice.

The year is not up and there are still more educational opportunities to be had.

Bill Eddy is returning to Ontario to provide his New Ways for Families workshop. I attended this a few weeks ago in London and must say, it was invaluable. For information, please use these tow links (workshop information and registration form):

For those who still may not know, there is a new dispute resolution organization in the province and their first annual conference takes place in November. For information about their conference and about this organization, please use this link:

Do also remember that AFCC-Ontario is hosting their annual conference in a few weeks and I think you can just squeeze in if you register soon. Their information is available here:

One of the things that Woody Mosten likes to impress upon people seeking to build their peacemaking practice is that training matters. If you really want to distinguish yourself, it is first and foremost about skill development. Although expensive to attend everything, do consider attending several events. It is remarkable how even one new skill can translate into better outcomes which in turn drives referrals.

This is the year where I personally have been retooling my practice to reflect services designed towards peacemaking over litigation. I now have listed some 14 services for separated or separating parents across the separation process. My altering of services is predicated on ongoing learning and development. Feel free to review my services and to use anything you find of value for yourself and your practice. If I can be of service to you in the development of your peacemaking practice, please call.

My services, complete with detailed descriptions, are available here:

As I watch the current Canadian election unfold and how nasty the campaign has become and the divisive policies emerging, I believe our collective peacemaking efforts will become even more crucial.

Invest in yourself and please consider the fabulous training opportunities Ontario has to offer this fall.

I am Gary Direnfeld and I am a social worker.

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.

If your relationship is faltering, then set it as your priority.

Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships.

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