BLC Institute Programs

Mediation Intake 101 – Everything You Always Wanted to Ask

Bring your mediation intake and screening questions to this brown bag program! Karen Richards, BLC’s long-time ADR Case Manager and Paralegal, will share her experiences vetting mediation cases for BLC. Topics include intake protocols, basic dos and don’ts, and managing strong emotions. Karen and BLC Institute Executive Director Audrey Lee will conduct a fishbowl demo of challenging intake moments and take questions from the group. Terrific for anyone interested in starting their own mediation practice or enhancing their intake capacity. Drinks and dessert will be provided.



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Workshop on Internal Family Systems and Implicit Bias

On April 5-7, 2019, Dr. Percy Ballard, Kate Lingren, LICSW, and David Hoffman, Esq. will present a workshop for lawyers, mediators, and others on the use of the Internal Family Systems model to understand and manage implicit bias.  The first day of the workshop will provide an introduction to the IFS model (and is optional for people who are already well versed in the use of IFS) and the last two days will focus on how IFS helps professionals work with the bias of our clients and our own biases. The workshop will be held at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston. For more information, please click here. 

*No prior IFS training required. If you have attended past IFS programs, feel free to register for the 1.5 day option.*

When: Friday, April 5, 2019 (11:00 AM – 5:30 PM); Saturday, April 6, 2019 (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM); Sunday, April 7, 2019 (9:30 AM – 1:30 PM)

Day One 
Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Training 

Introduction to the IFS Model and Demonstration 

Applying the IFS Model in Resolving Conflicts 

Role Plays 

Group Debrief 


Day Two 

What is Implicit Bias?
Applying the IFS Model to Implicit Bias – Overview
Accessing Our Self Energy
Working with Our Own Biased Parts
Role Plays
Group Debrief 

Day Three
Working with Implicit Bias in Others
Helping Our Clients Access Self Energy and Working with Their Biased Parts
Role Plays
Group Debrief 

If you are in need of financial assistance, please email Jgoodman@blc.law with a brief summary of your background and why you are applying for a scholarship. 

Refund Policy: We provide full refunds up to 7 days before the program. After that deadline, you may use your registration towards another BLCI program up to 12 months from the date of the missed program. 

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