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"THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING" - Mediating Where the Wife Earns More Than the Husband.

NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON DIVORCE MEDIATION Manhattan Peer Group Ken Neumann and Donna Petrucelli will present on “‘The Big Flip’: Mediating Where the Wife Earns More Than the Husband” at the next meeting of NYSCDM’s Manhattan Peer Group* on Monday, December 15, 2014, 8:30 to 10:30AM. The program is Co-Sponsored by the CUNY DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER, Prof. Maria Volpe, Director, and will be held at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street) Room 610

All divorce and family mediators and other interested professionals are welcome to attend. There is no charge and no requirement of membership in any organization. If you plan to attend, we need to give your name to security in advance. Please RSVP to

More About the Program: There has been a rise in the number of divorces where the wife is the primary breadwinner. How does the wife out-earning the husband affect power, money and attraction? Please bring your “Big Flip” questions and experiences with couples where the woman out-earns the man, so that Ken, Donna and the group can discuss them with you.

More About the Speakers: Ken Neumann came to the mediation field over 35 years ago, having had training both as a child psychologist and a family therapist. He was one of the founders of the Center for Mediation & Training, which has developed both a theory and a framework on how to do mediation and how to teach it. Ken has been involved in the training of over 1,000 mediators. He has served on numerous boards, including of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, Child Find of America and the Association for Conflict Resolution Family Section. Ken is a founder of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and was Co-Chair of APFM's recently concluded and highly successful Annual Conference.

Donna Petrucelli is a Founding Member of the APFM and Co-Chaired its recent Annual Conference with Ken. She is Co-Director of the Center for Mediation & Training’s new Certification Program. She has been a professional negotiator for over twenty years in several capacities and fields. Donna is a past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Law and was appointed to two NYSBA Presidential Task Forces dealing with gender and diversity. She teaches employment law and has presented on several topics at conferences.

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