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Counsellor Cafe – Integrative Mediation: What Counsellors Need to Know Members Only
February 21, 2019 Main Floor Lounge, 1246 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V 3B5 (street parking available). 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM No cost. Open to BCACC members only

Region 2 Counsellor Cafe – Victoria

Integrative Mediation – What Counsellors Need to Know


Integrative mediation is a new co-mediation process where a counsellor and a lawyer-mediator work together to jointly attend to the legal and emotional needs of separating or divorcing couples.

This is different from other forms of conflict resolution in that the therapist and lawyer give equal weight to the legal as well as to the psychological and emotional facets of a given dispute.

Come learn with Robert Bircher RCC, Family Law Mediator and retired Family Lawyer about how RCCs and lawyers can help clients as a team.

What you will learn: 

  • What’s different about Integrative Mediation and how it helps your clients
  • The role of counsellors in Integrated Mediation
  • How to help clients determine the psychological impact of legal processes in separation and divorce
  • How Integrated Mediation works
  • Ways for you to get involved with Integrated Mediation

Session Information:

Date:          Thursday February 21, 2019
Time:          7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Address:     Main Floor Lounge, 1246 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V 3B5 (street parking available).

Cost:           No Cost. Open to BCACC members only.

Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine Toombs at  for assistance.

About the Presenter:

Robert Bircher, B.A., M.A., J.D., RCC is a family law mediator and couple’s counsellor who practiced family law and mediation for many years in Victoria. He has always been passionate about the intersection between law and psychology and how they impact people. He is the former Associate Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program, the mental health branch of the Law Society and teaches interdisciplinary family law at Royal Roads University.