I am putting together a minI-CLE for our members and the general WSBA membership on using negotiation and counseling techniques to de-escalate intense emotions and potentially violent parties. I could use your input on suggestions for speakers, and any other feedback you may have.

Warm regards to all,
Mark Baumann
ADR Section Executive Committee
Media and Communications committee chair

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Do you know any attorneys with psychology PhD's???

How about Joe Shaub?  http://shaublaw.com/  

He is an attorney, therapist and excellent presenter.  Debra

Joe's absolutely great. Counseling background but a lawyer-friendly brass-tacks delivery.


I have in my reference file a copy of an excellent article by Mark Mays (Ph.D, J.D., a clinical psychologist and attorney) entitled "Dealing with Difficult People"  that appeared in the August 2008 Washington State Bar News.  I will try to upload a copy of the article, but I am technically challenged!  If the article is of interest to you, please contact me.


Here's the link to that article you mentioned, Larry. The whole edition of the August 2008 Bar News is posted as a single PDF, so you have to scroll to page 22 to read it.

Hi Mark,

My colleague, Sarah Knowles, and I offer a conflict managment training that I would be glad to talk to you about. Please feel free to call or e-mail me. 206-715-0341 or seldenpre@comcast.net. My website is at www.mediatorseattle.com. If what we offer does not meet your needs, I may have other ideas for you. Thanks. 


A friend of mine, Jackie Helfgott, chairs the Criminal Justice Dept. at Seattle U.  She has recommended Lisbeth (Lis) Eddy (citsgt@gmail.com).  Jackie writes: "(Lis) is a recently retired SPD sgt with CIT Unit and trainer at WA State CJ Training Commission. She consults for training on crisis intervention and hostage negotiation."



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