Elder Mediation Forum

Title: Elder Mediation Forum

Elder Mediation Forum will be presented by Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA) on April 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The course is pending approval for 1.0 hour of CME.

The class “Elder Mediation Forum” will be presented by Greg Davis, Bari Gerbig, and John Selser. Come and learn more about the issues with elder mediation.


April 16, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Social with food and beverages starts at 5:30 pm.


Middlebrook Mediation and Training Center, 2117 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921


$5 TVMA members

$20 non-members

$0 Students with I.D.

Who should attend:

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits to improve their mediator skills.

About the presentation:
The presentation focuses on what makes elder mediation different from a regular mediation, including the skills necessary to effectively mediate a dispute with or about a senior citizen. In addition to the various types of mediations a mediator can typically anticipate in the elderly arena, the discussion will include the skills, and thus, training that is necessary to be an effective elder mediator.

One particular area that is similar, yet not similar, to mediators is assessing the capacity to mediate. The presentation will include what makes assessing capacity to mediate in elder mediations different, why capacity to mediate must be assessed on a broad spectrum and how to tailor the mediation to the elder participant’s ability to participate in the mediation. Sometimes the goal of the mediation process and what constitutes success needs to be redefined to extend the many benefits of mediation to the aging population.

About: The Forum Panel

Greg Davis has been providing conflict management and consulting services to families, businesses & individuals in Tennessee and across the United States. Mr. Davis’ conflict management includes mediation, arbitration and conflict coaching in both the family and commercial arenas.

Bari B. Gerbig is an active TN Supreme Court Rule 31 listed Family Mediator. Since 2010, she has volunteered for more than three hundred hours as a co-mediator with the Community Mediation Center in Knoxville.

John R. Selser, Esq. is an experienced mediator and attorney with over 320 hours of mediation training and 500 cases mediated.


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Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA)

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association is a 501(c) non-profit organization with the mission to provide Rule 31 mediation training and continuous education for existing and prospective professionals wanting to perform mediation services. The TVMA offers Rule 31 training in civil and family law.

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits may attend on the third Tuesday of each month. The time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

For more information visit www.tnmediators.com.