Neumann comes to the mediation field having had training both as a child
psychologist and a family therapist. He has been working in the
field of divorce for more than 35 years. In addition he has a background
in business having been the Chief Executive Officer for a not-for
profit organization for 15 years. Divorce mediation was a natural
joining of Ken’s therapeutic skills and business interests.
doing mediation in 1982 and was one of the founders of the Center for
Family and Divorce Mediation. The decision to form a Center was
the decision to make a long term commitment to the mediation field.
This commitment was to develop both a theory and a framework on how to
do mediation and then to train others in this process. Ken has
been involved in the training of over one thousand mediators.
Over the years Ken’s focus has been on the tough
cases. He is frequently called in to work with such couples and
has supervised countless mediators in their work. Ken has been at
the forefront of developing new mediation techniques and processes
including Team Mediation, where both mediator and attorneys actively
participate in the process from the very beginning. He also has
developed a detailed model on how to break deadlock in the typical
custody case. In addition to being an active trainer Ken is a
frequent presenter at mediation conferences.
Ken has served on numerous boards including 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.