“Breakfast with Rhonda”

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Family Law Pathways Network presents “Breakfast with Rhonda”


Rhonda Emonson is an experienced Family Therapist/Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner/Workplace Mediator and Conflict Coach and works predominately with complex, conflict entrenched parents as they participate in family dispute resolution or with employees involved in workplace conflict. After many years working with those in conflict, Rhonda has developed a curiosity about what is it that those in dispute need to more effectively participate in FDR? Keen to focus on the area of Conflict at a specialised level from a University that provides expertise programs and qualifications in this particular area, Rhonda commenced a PhD at James Cook University. The title of her research is “How prepared are parents to participate in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR): perspectives of parents, FDRPs and lawyers.”
FDR may assist parent to keep conflicts about parenting out of Court, give parents an opportunity to negotiate freely and to make their own choices about post separation arrangements for their children. However, anecdotally, FDR has not been perfect and limited time, resources and party preparation has led to less than ideal outcomes for many separating parents. Rhonda’s project aims to explore how well prepared parents are to effectively participate in FDR, from the perspectives of the parents themselves, and from the perspectives of the FDRPs and lawyers involved in supporting the parents through the FDR process. Even though too early in the project to make conclusion, Rhonda will discuss her project to date and welcomes your feedback on her research project. Rhonda lives in Albury NSW (on the NSW/VIC Border) and travels to Townsville once a year and has Supervision with Associate Professor Samantha Hardy and Dr Anna Blackman.
Date: 07 March 2014
Venue: The Chifley Plaza, Matthew Flinders Room, Townsville
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $15.00
RSVP: 04 March 2014
To register your attendance or for further details please contact: NQ FLPN Project Officer – Miriam Owato on 07 4779 4211 or email: flpn@centacarenq.org.au