FMI 2022 at a Glance
Friday afternoon Workshop:
Dr. Constance Ahrons’ Legacy and Contributions to Divorce Mediation
Dr. Debra Dupree and Terri Breer will present an informative workshop that will highlight the career of Dr. Constance Ahrons, author of The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart and We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce. Topics will include Dr. Ahrons’ coining of the term “Binuclear Family”, her “kinship model” of divorce, and her co-parenting typology that identifies the five co-parenting styles. Her groundbreaking longitudinal research over 20 years and the impact of her findings will be featured. Dr. Ahrons led the way in removing the stigma of divorce and her efforts at normalizing divorce have inspired divorce professionals since the publication of The Good Divorce in 1994. Participants in this workshop will learn how to use her innovative divorce strategies and parenting solutions in their mediation practices.
Forrest “Woody” Mosten SCMA Star Award for Excellence and Innovation in Family Mediation
Dr. Constance Ahrons will posthumously receive the Forrest “Woody” Mosten SCMA Star Award for Excellence and Innovation in Family Mediation
Friday Night Reception and Mixer
Following the award ceremony will be the traditional Friday Night Reception & Mixer on the Verbena Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Resort.