Mental Disorders & Divorce
"The Mediation & Facilitation Psychology Approach"


 
"For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet... and hoped that they would go away."
  Richard J. Codey, American Politician, b. 1946.

"My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer."
  Jane Pauley, American Journalist, b. 1950.

Mental Disorders & Divorce 

Twenty-six percent of adults in the United States experience one or more mental health disorders (including addictions). When a marital partner experiences a mental disorder the divorce rate increases 47 times. 

Divorce ends what was supposed to be our most intimate lifetime relationship. It is one of the top ten stressors on all life event stress scales, ranking close to the loss of a loved one and serving a jail term. The stress of marital separation and divorce can be short-term or long-term (greater than six months). Almost 20% of divorcing adults experience long-term effects without recovery four years post-divorce. People with pre-existing mental disorders are more likely to experience these long-term effects.


Mediation & Facilitation Psychology

Mediation is an informal, structured process in which an impartial, neutral professional helps clients resolve differences or disagreements to promote compromise, reconciliation or settlement. 

Facilitation is an informal structured process in which a neutral professional guides and assists individuals through a process of decision-making to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.

Mediation & Facilitation Psychology involves the application of psychological knowledge and methods to the mediation and facilitation of all family matters and other disputes. Mediation and facilitation are psychological processes involving complex family dynamics and interpersonal communication best understood by a trained professional.
 
The benefits to clients of a Mediation & Facilitation Psychology approach include:
 
  Assurance of an unbiased, impartial and balanced mediation process.
  The creation of a neutral, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.
  In-depth compassionate understanding of mental health disorders and divorce.
  Client concerns are heard, understood and respectfully addressed.
  Mental and emotional influences are identified and addressed.
  Knowledge psychoactive medications and effects on mental and physical functioning
  Accommodations to make the mediation process less stressful.
  The security of a confidential process, not in the public record.
  Learning healthy communication to improve understanding and resolve differences.
  Empowerment to make positive change.
  Engaging in a solution-focused approach without blame or fault.
  Personally designed agreements which you own.
  The priority to preserve a working relationship between and among clients.
 

 
Dr. Grether, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist*, Qualified Mediator** and Legal Document Assistant*** is an expert in Mediation Psychology and will guide you through the divorce process from start to finish to Achieve Resolution and Preserve Relationships. All divorce mediation is personally performed by Dr. Grether and all required courts documents are prepared on your behalf and filed..

 
*   CA License PSY18336
**  Qualified Neutral under the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act
*** LDA, San Diego County Registration #C50, Exp. May 23, 2017; authorized to prepare and file court documents.

 


 



Dr. Grether's office in Carlsbad is conveniently located to San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties for in-person services. He also provides Nationwide VideoMediation (videoconferencing), and TeleMediation (telephone mediation) services.

 

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 477-8585
Toll Free: (877) 654- JUST (5878)

Copyright © 2004 - by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D..
All rights are reserved.

Dr. Grether's office in Carlsbad is conveniently located to San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties for in-person services. He also provides Nationwide VideoMediation (videoconferencing), and TeleMediation (telephone mediation) services.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: (760) 477-8585
Toll Free: (877) 654- JUST (5878)

Copyright © 2004 - by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D..
All rights are reserved.