Anne Purcell

Fiducia Collaborative Practice Group

Resolution Partners
Brisbane, Queensland 4006
Australia
Office Phone: +61 7 3113 3700
Member since 2012
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Mediator

Dr Anne Purcell is the Founder and CEO of Resolution Partners, an innovative alternative to traditional dispute resolution service for families experiencing family breakdown. Anne did her graduate studies in psycholinguistics, at Harvard in the US and The University of Queensland in Australia. Her interest in the psychology of learning is a primary influence in her work. Anne’s main areas of expertise are educational psychology, interest-based negotiation, mediation and collaborative law.

In addition to her practice, Anne is a registered teacher, media presenter and commentator, former prime time TV host, and National and International speaker. Her training focuses on psycho-legal professional development, alternative dispute resolution, collaborative law training, and child development outcomes for children following family breakdown.

Dr Purcell is a former academic. She continues to teach at Universities in addition to regularly delivering keynote and plenary addresses for academic audiences and professional seminars for lawyers, barristers and collaborative professionals.

Anne is the sole member from the Southern Hemisphere of the IACP's Faculty and trains collaborative professionals internationally. She also sits on the Committee of Queensland Collaborative Law, is a member of the IACP and was a co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Queensland Collaborative Law Training Committee – the most prolific Collaborative Law Training Team in the State. As a counter-point to her teaching and public engagements, Anne is one of the busiest Collaborative Professionals and non-legal mediators in her region

Area(s) of Practice: Child Development education, Divorce Coach, Family Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Parenting Plans and Coordination, International Trainer in alternative divorce processes and high conflict personalities, Parenting Co-ordination, Post-Separation parenting programmes, child development education and litigation preparation
License(s): The Attorney General’s Department, Australia – Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and registered with the Federal Attorney General’s Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and able to issue s60I Certificates under the Family Law Act, 1975 Resolution Institute – Association of Dispute Resolvers – Fellow & Advanced Practitioner Member Resolution Institute – Association of Dispute Resolvers – Nationally Accredited Mediator (Advanced), Nationally Accredited Mediator (AdMed, NMAS), Resolution Institute and the Mediator Standards Board (MSB) Australian Psychological Society – Assoc. Member Queensland College of Teachers – Registered Teacher Fellow of Resolution Institute (FRI) STEP, Full Member (TEP) (the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations) Registered Teacher (QLD)

Professional Activities

Director and Founder, Resolution Partners 
Dispute Resolution Specialists
 Executive Committee Member (retired) – QLD Collaborative Law Faculty, International Association of Collaborative Professionals Co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Queensland Collaborative Law Training Committee Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Media Commentator and International Trainer

Undergraduate Education

The University of Queensland, Australia

Postgraduate Education

Harvard University, MA, USA
and
The University of Queensland, Australia

Professional Education

Collaborative Law Training - QLD Collaborative Law and IACP

Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution 
Attorney-General’s Department

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Certificate - Relationships Australia

Mediation Certificate - Bond University

Comments

Anne has worked on many collaborative matters as a communication neutral. Her particular interest is in the development of child focussed parenting plans, co-parenting co-ordination and the maintenance of co-operative parenting alliances, post-separation. Anne Purcell is a dispute resolution specialist focusing on the psychology of parental communication and conflict, and its impact on child development outcomes. She practices as a mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), communication and family professional in the collaborative law process, a parenting co-ordinator and as an international speaker and trainer. Dr Purcell holds a PhD in Developmental Psycholinguistics and a Masters of Education, Human Development and Psychology. She did her graduate studies at Harvard University in the US and The University of Queensland in Australia. Anne’s main areas of expertise are educational psychology, conflict and communication patterns, and parenting styles and their impact on child development. Anne has worked with more than a thousand families experiencing divorce and separation and has trained professionals around the world in alternatives to traditional divorce processes. Her focus in healthy children and on-going respectful relationships between parents.
Training Offered

2014:
STEP Seminar - Collaborative Law: Reviewing the Experience in Family Law – The Society of Trust and Estate Planners
QCL Presentation - Professional Development Review of Recent Interdisciplinary Matters
Beyond Family Law - A Introduction to Collaborative Practice for Succession & Estate Lawyers
IACP Networking and Educational Forum, Pre Forum Institute Presenter (forthcoming) - IACP

2013:
Federal Court, Professional Development Masterclass, High Conflict Personalities and the Law
Collaborative Law Basic Training, 2 day intensive, Queensland Collaborative Law
QCL Lecture, Queensland Collaborative Law
QCL Practice Lecture, Queensland Collaborative Law (via Skype)
De Groots Estate Lawyers Professional Development Series, What are they thinking? Understanding the way your clients use and process
information
Legal Aid Queensland, Taking the difficult out of difficult conversations and difficult people
Institute of Chartered Accountants, Principles of ADR
Australian Medical Association, How to deal with Difficult Clients and Colleagues While Keeping Your Professional Cool
East Coast Lawyers, Embracing Change
WESS, Life change, new ways to communicate and what NOT to do when trying to avoid conflict
Queensland Law Society, Personal Injuries Law Annual Conference, Closing Plenary, Intricacies of Mediations
Special Presentation by De Groots Estate Lawyers, Mediating Disputes, An International Perspective (with Marc Moller, Aviation Lawyer, New York)
Basic Collaborative Practice Training x 3
QCL, Collaborative Law 2 day Training
CPTA Collaborative Law Basic Training
AGSM Let’s Connect, How adjusting your response may assist you when working with difficult clients and colleagues
Toowoomba Family Law Practitioners Seminar, Post Separation Parenting Program

2012:
Queensland Bar Association, Mediation Conference, Opening Plenary and Lead Presenter
Queensland Collaborative Law, Collaborative Law Basic Training, 2 day intensive
Queensland Collaborative Law, Finding the Interests Behind the Positions
Janus Club – Senior Barristers (QCs & SCs), Beyond the Brief: Client Grief in the Context of Mediation
Australian Bar Association (Germany), Client Grief in Mediation
Bond University, Keynote Speaker Mediation 2-day Master Class
Queensland Law Society, Mediation Skills for Every Lawyer
Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Dealing with High Conflict Personalities in Mediation
Queensland Collaborative Law Collaborative Law Basic Training, 2 day intensive
HQCC – Working with High Conflict Personalities
QCL Lecture, Queensland Collaborative Law

2011:
Queensland Law Society Keynote Speaker, Breaking the Impasse in Mediation
Victorian Criminal Bar Invited Corporate Speaker, Mediator/Registrar Professional Development Program

Training Conducted

Introductory basic Introductory 2-day Training programs - multiple sessions delivered in Australia, Hong Kong over last 5 years

Family Law Pathways Network, Australia, Presenter (with Cassandra Pullos & John Thynne) 2 day Interdisciplinary Introductory Training, May 2015,

IACP Institute, Gold Coast, Australia, Presenter (with Rita Pollack & Lonie Broussard) 2 day Interdisciplinary Introductory Training, April 2015,

IACP Networking and Educational Forum, Vancouver Canada Pre Forum Institute Presenter October 2014

Beyond Family Law - A Introduction to Collaborative Practice for Succession & Estate Lawyers, 2014

Collaborative Basic training - Assistant Coach to Victoria Smith, 2014

Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Basic Training (BRISBANE), 2013

Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Basic Training (CAIRNS), 2012

Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Basic Training (BRISBANE, November), 2012

Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Basic Training (BRISBANE, July), 2012

Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Basic Training (TOOWOOMBA), 2012

Collaborative Training Offered

Collaborative Practice Basic training
Introduction to Collaborative Practice
Intermediate Collaborative Practice Training
Advanced Skills Workshops
Professional Development for Lawyers and Collaborative Professionals (e.g., Interest-based negotiation, High Conflict Personalities, Borderline Personalities and the Law, Child Development and Family Law, Attachment Theory, The Language of Conflict, etc.)
The Neuroscience of Conflict: Adjusting the process to fit the client

Collaborative Training Reference

Cassandra J Pullos, IACP Leadership Academy