Learn to Resolve
Elder Conflict Issues
From the Most Qualified Trainers in Georgia
This training program can help elders and family caregivers resolve problems and disputes arising from the emotional, physical, and financial demands of providing long term care to an older family member.
Who should attend:
Mediation and facilitation are process used for resolving family or caregiver disputes as a means of addressing elder care issues while preserving the autonomy of the elder. Working collaboratively with the eldercare lawyer helps parties separate the legal and relational issues.
- Family Care Givers
- Care providers
- Facility Directors
- Social Workers
What will be taught:
This training program is an intensive two-day workshop designed for individuals interested in mediating or facilitating Elder Care issues.
- Elder Care Planning
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Elder Abuse
- Estate Planning
- Legal and Ethical Considerations
- Having Difficult Conversations
- Conflict Communication Skills
- Multi-party Dispute Dynamics
Meet the Trainers:
Rob Thaler is an experienced conflict management consultant, trainer, and practitioner. An attorney admitted to practice law in the states of Georgia and New York, Rob is also a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Rob earned his BA from Hobart College, his JD from Brooklyn Law School, and his MA in Social-Organizational Psychology with a concentration in organizational change management, together with a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Studies, from Columbia University.
Rob is a consultant with Conflict Resolution Academy Resources, LLC, as well as the President of Atlanta Family Mediation, LLC, a company dedicated to helping families manage the complex conflicts that often accompany life cycle transitions such as elder care, probate, health care disputes, divorce, parenting conflicts, and related issues. He is also an Arbitrator for the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Lemon Law Program.
As a Professor, practitioner, and trainer in applied ADR theory, Rob has lectured and trained new, mid-career, and senior level professionals in various programs on conflict management ethics and policy, the psychological dynamics of conflict, conflict management systems design, conflict coaching, and basic dispute resolution skills. Moreover, Rob has held various faculty appointments with respected graduate and undergraduate programs. Currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State Law School, Rob held a one-year term as a Temporary Assistant Professor of Conflict Management Studies in the Master of Science in Conflict Management Studies Program at Kennesaw State University for AY 2010-12. He also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Hofstra University Law School; Adjunct Professor at Hofstra Law; and, Adjunct Professor in the Dispute Resolution Certificate Program at City University of New York - John Jay College.
Rob distinguished career has also included Director of Mediation Services for the New York State Court-funded Community Dispute Resolution Program in Queens County, where he collaborated in designing and supervising the NYC Family Court Mediation Program; an attorney in private practice in Manhattan; and, an Assistant District Attorney for The NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office and the Brooklyn DA's Office.
David L. McGuffey, Attorney at Law, maintains an Elder Law Practice located in Dalton, Georgia. He has been practicing law since 1993. He is a member of the State Bars of Georgia, Tennessee and Michigan, and is a Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, and is Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is Chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Elder Law Section and is a former Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Elder Law Section. Mr. McGuffey is also a member of the American Association for Justice of America's Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been actively involved in senior health care issues in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter (Northwest Georgia), and other civic groups. He is a frequent speaker on Senior issues. Mr. McGuffey has focused his practice on assisting Senior Citizens and their Caregivers.