Virginia Mediation Network Virtual Learning Event

 Andrea Palmisano will present 

"How Trauma Can Impact Our Mediation Clients" 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 4pm to 6 pm


Click here to register online now!



VMN 2020 Members $10 

Non Members $40


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.

 2.0 Non Ethics CME Approved!

Andrea Palmisano

Andrea Palmisano

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.  


Thank you to all who particiated in the

Virginia Mediation Network 2020 Virtual Fall Conference!

What a great success!


Wednesday, September 16, 2020 through Friday, October 2, 2020.

Join VMN online for multiple workshop sessions throughout September 16th to October 2nd.


Click on the Conference Program below to review all Sessions for the VMN 2020 Virtual Fall Conference!


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