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Brook Olsen CV

Qualifications:

• Experienced Divorce Mediator, Life Coach, Teacher, Mentor
• Expertise in high conflict divorce resolution , life transitions, trauma resolution, parenting
• Skilled Teacher/Facilitator

Education:

• 2007 Certified Parenting Instructor with the International Network for Children and Families, Gainesville, Florida

• 2007 Certified Divorce Mediator with Coast to Coast Mediation Center, Encinitas, California

• 2005 Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Three year training, Foundation for Human Enrichment, Lyons, Colorado

• 2004-2006 Co-teacher of High Conflict Intervention Program, Rancho Bernardo, California. Family court-approved high conflict divorce program

• 2004 Relational Field Workshop. Six day training with Maura Sills, Karuna Institute, Devon, England

• 2001-2002 Holistic Health Practitioner (City of Encinitas #0136), specializing in Somatics and Eastern healing modalities. 1000-hour training, Natural Healing Institute, Encinitas, California.

• 1997 to 2000 School for Enlightenment and Healing San Diego, California. 500-hour training in meditation, Eastern healing modalities, spiritual counseling

Professional Experience:

• 1998 to Present
Divorce Mediation, Divorce Coaching, Life Coach/Mentoring, Private Practice in Somatic Trauma Resolution

• July 2006 to Present
Founder/Director/Creator/Instructor of the High Conflict Diversion Program,
227 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, California. A court-approved high
conflict divorce program. Developed workbook and curriculum

• CEU provider for both California State Bar Association and the California Bureau of Behavioral Sciences

• July 2004 to July 2006
Co-facilitator of the High Conflict Intervention Program in Rancho Bernardo, California. A family court-approved high conflict program

• February 2007 to Present
Teaching Assistant for the Foundation for Human Enrichment’s Somatic Experiencing course ( Somatic Trauma Resolution)

• 2001 to 2003
Instructor at the Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, California. Developed and taught 200-hour Somatic Trauma Healing course

• 1998 to 2002
Teaching assistant at the School for Enlightenment and Healing in San Diego, California and Ashville, North Carolina

• 1987 to 1999
Senior Manager for Standard Pacific Homes, Irvine, California
Directed projects and scheduling for Orange County Division Responsible for scheduling 15 project and over 50 employees

Public Presentations:

June 17, 2010- Presenter at Kentucky Bar Association Annual Conference
Early Identification and Management of Difficult Clients. Lexington Kentucky

April 24, 2010 – Presenter at Collaborative Professionals of California (CPCal) Annual Conference. Early Identification and Management of Difficult Clients.
San Francisco, CA

April 10, 2010 Workshop for Association of Divorce Financial Professionals, Southern California Chapter, Encino CA. Identifying and working with high conflict personalities in mediation.

December 3, 2009 Guest Professor California Western School of Law. Presented High Conflict Personalities and their affect in Family Court to third year law students. California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

November 10, 2009 – Guest Professor California Western School of Law. Presented High Conflict Personalities and their affect in Family Court to Alternate Dispute Resolution class California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

October 9, 2009 Hosted panel discussion on working with high conflict personalities to family law professionals in Orange County California.

July 1, 2009 – Presented High Conflict Diversion Strategies to the Austin Texas Family Court Services

March 26, 2009 – Presented High Conflict Diversion Strategies and proposals for working with Parental Alienation in Family Court to Orange County Family Court Services and Judges, Orange California

March 19, 2009 – Presented High Conflict Diversion Strategies and proposals for working with Parental Alienation in Family Court to San Diego Family Court Services, San Diego California

March 18, 2009 – Guest Professor Cal Western School of Law. Presented High Conflict Personalities and their affect in Family Court to Alternate Dispute Resolution class California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

February 19, 2009 Presented High Conflict Personalities in Mediation to the Collaborative Divorce Association of The Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

December 19, 2008 Presented High Conflict Diversion strategies to Director and Senior Staff, Family Court Services, Orange County California

October 14, 2008 Presented for ADR San Diego, CA, alternative approaches to working with parents in high conflict divorce,

July 22, 2008 Presented High Conflict Diversion strategies to Child Protective Services supervisors North and East San Diego County regions.

July 1, 2008 Presented for the Facilitated Discussion Series, Alameda Family Court, “An Alternate Approach to Working with High Conflict Families “

May 9, 2008 Presentation of High Conflict Diversion Strategies, to Family Court Mediators, Alameda County, California

January 14, 2008 – Radio Interview on These Days with Tom Fudge, KPBS Radio, San Diego, California

January 18, 2008 – Presented High Conflict Divorce Resolution Strategies to North San Diego County chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

October 26, 2007 – Presentation of High Conflict Divorce Resolution Strategies to San Diego California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) group

October 12, 2007 – Panel Presentation: Discussion of high conflict divorce with the joint attorney-therapist interface, sponsored by the San Diego Bar Association and CAMFT of San Diego

October 13, 2007 – Keynote Presentation to International Network for Children and Families, Austin, Texas

August 2007 – Presentation of High Conflict Diversion Strategies to attorneys and paralegals, San Diego Foothill Bar Association, Family Law Section

May 2007 – Presentation of High Conflict Diversion Strategies to FCS mediators, San Diego County Family Court Services

May 2007 – Presentation of High Conflict Diversion Strategies to attorneys and paralegals, North San Diego County Bar Association Family Law Section

January 2006 – Presentation of High Conflict Diversion Strategies to FCS mediators, San Diego County Family Court Services
Discussion with Family court judges on assessing high conflict couples earlier in court process

May 2005 – Presentation of High Conflict Diversion Strategies to Family Court Services mediators, San Diego County Family Court Services

Current Projects:

High Conflict Diversion Program™ Teacher Certification Training with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). Includes teaching manual, curriculum and student manual. . Translation in Spanish. Funding for High Conflict Diversion Program ™ Spanish pilot project in San Diego provided by First Five of San Diego. Project began August 2009.

The High Conflict Diversion Program™ currently has classes in 7 counties in California, Florida, and Puerto Rico, including: San Diego, Alameda, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Orange, Los Angles and Riverside.
District 12 Sarasota/Bradenton Florida and Puerto Rico.