Jeanne Mann 
Virginia Mediation Network 


Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Virginia Mediation Network Virtual Learning


Andrea Palmisano

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4pm

"How Trauma Can Impact Our Mediation Clients" 

2.0 Non Ethics CME Approved!



Trauma can substantially impact our mediation clients' behaviors, thus potentially jeopardizing their ability to make rational decisions, rather than ones triggered by defensive and protective psychological mechanisms.  In this workshop, mediators will learn how to recognize clients' behaviors that might be a result of trauma, and best practices regarding how to proceed in mediation if those behaviors occur.



My educational background includes a Masters in Clinical Psychology, a PhD in General Psychology, and certifications in both general and family mediation.  I worked at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ as a Parent-Child Therapist, treating children and families with a history of abuse and neglect, and as the Youth Program Director at the Community Mediation Center in VA.  

I am currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Tidewater Community College and have a private mediation business that includes mediation, training, and mentoring services.  Originally from Brazil, I love dancing, traveling, reading, and celebrating the best that each unique culture offers to the world.