ABA Psychology of Conflict Resolution Committee
Elizabeth is the Founder and Chair of a committee on the Psychology of Conflict Resolution within the American Bar Association. Here is the Mission Statement of the Committee:
The Psychology of Conflict Resolution subcommittee will be a place in the ABA where members can discuss and share information about the human aspects of the resolution of civil litigation. The focus will be on an interdisciplinary approach so that the range of the discussion will be broad. Topics of discussion may include the work of the social psychologists, but also the interface with psychoanalysis, mindfulness, neuroscience, spirituality and other disciplines.
Guest speakers have included Jacob Needleman, Fred Luskin and many others.
The last meeting was a teleconversation about building community and peacemaking in the context of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict with:
Robi Friedman, a Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst, and co–founder of the Israeli Institute of Group Analysts and a Past- President of the Israeli Association for Group Psychotherapy. He works in private practice and teaches at the IIGA and Haifa University. He also participates and conducts conflict dialogues with Palestinians and in the IDI West/Islam dialogue with Vamik Volkan and Lord Alderdice. He is the author of many articles and publications. His website is http://www.robifriedman.com/
Nimer Said is a Clinical Psychologist and Group and Organizational Consultant, and a Palestinian citizen living in Israel. He is a member of the "Besod Seiach," the Israeli association for conflict resolution between groups in the Israeli society. He is also a Board member of "OFEK," the Israeli Association for studying groups and organizations.
A recording of this meeting is available now on Elizabeth's blog. Please go to http://elizabethbader.com/elizabethbadersblog/
Gender and Conflict Resolution
Elizabeth is a frequent speaker on gender and mediation. In 2008, she hosted an international telesalon on gender and mediation.
Dr. Leyla Navarro spoke at the telesalon and prepared this article on gender and women mediators.
Dr. Navarro's most recent work is, Envy, Gender & Competition, 2007, Routledge, ISBN 978-1-58391-749-7 (Co-edited with Sharan Schwartzberg, Ph.D.)
International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Elizabeth is a part of the International Network for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, a group directed by Professor David Wexler of the University of Puerto Rico. See www.therapeuticjurisprudence.org.