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A day in the life of ... Lisa Parkinson (Family Mediator)

Date:22 JUN 2015
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Family mediator, trainer and a Vice President of the FMA

What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis?

I'm a family mediator consultant and trainer. I combine mediating in Bristol with consultancy training and conferences in the UK and other countries (Finland and Portugal in the last two weeks).I 'm on the steering committee for Kids in the Middle and International Social Service's advisory group on developing the use of international family mediation to prevent and resolve disputes over parental child abduction.

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

Nearly 40 years. My experience as a mental health social worker and family therapist working with parents and children showed the overwhelming need for family mediation. The Finer Report (1974) was a further trigger.

What are the people you work for/with like? Any memorable stories? ...

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