Ethics Commitment:

I adhere to the definitions, rules and ethics of Mediation as set out by the 2003 Uniform Mediation Act copyrighted by the US National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, the Ethics for Mediators published by Texas Mediators Credentialing Association, the Ethical Guidelines for Mediators approved by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, the ethical code of the Texas Mediators Credentialing Association the European Code of Conduct for Mediators, the ethical guidelines of the Conseil National Consultatif de la Médiation Familiale and those of the Association Pour la Médiation Familiale

If you are considering mediation or conflict coaching and would like to talk about whether or not either would be helpful in your unique situation, please contact me.  

There is no fee for an initial session to explore your situation and needs nor for the effort to try and get another party to the table for a mediation.


I live between Texas (near the Dallas-Ft Worth metroplex) and the south of France (Chateaudouble, Var) and mediate regularly in both places as well as via skype or other long distance communication tools, or travel to other sites for international mediations as required.


Languages:


Fluent in English, French and Spanish


Scheduling and fees:


Schedule and fee structure is flexible to accommodate specific situations and needs as long as each party is contributing for mediations.

Soy flexible con respecto a las tarifas, siempre y cuando cada participante contribuya para la mediación

Je suis flexible en ce qui concerne les frais pour la médiation autant que chaque participant apporte sa contribution


Mediations are often scheduled for 1/2 day (~4 hours) or a full day (~8 hours), but scheduling multiple, shorter sessions over a period of time can be useful to allow for gathering of addition information or reflecting on options


Where the parties are separated by distance and not able to meet face to face, mediation sessions are held using video and audio communication tools and are usually planned over several 1 to 2 hour sessions.


A fee is charged for each 'side' participating in a mediation in order to ensure that all involved are engaged in the process.


Coaching usually involves 1-1 1/2 hour sessions with an initial session to identify goals, a set number of follow up sessions, ongoing evaluations and a final evaluation session after a pre-agreed period of time.



Diplomas / Certificates:

  • MA Dispute Resolution Southern Methodist University, 2009
  • Civil Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate - State of Texas
  • Certificate of Domestic Relations and Dispute Resolution - State of Texas
  • DEUG Psychologie, Paris VIII, 1997
  • BA Music Therapy, TWU, 1979

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Certified Family and Civil Mediator 
  • Member Texas Association of Mediators
  • Board Member SouthWest Conflict Resolution Network North Texas
  • Certified Advanced Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • Member of Cross Border Family Mediator Network
  • Member of MiKK.ev (Mediation bei internationalen kindschaftishkonflikten : International network in Europe for Cross border family mediation)​​
  • Member of APMF (l'Association Pour la Médiacion Familiale en France)

Continuing Education:

  • Advanced Mediation training series including dealing with highly emotional situations
  • Advanced training in Cross Border Family Mediation (under Hague Convention)
  • InAccord method of Mediation and Arbitration - Mediators without Borders
  • Des journées de formation sur la médiation en France proposées par : le CNPM -(Grenoble, France)
  • Des formations pertinentes à la médiation familiale en France au centre de formation de Marianne Souquet (Puyricard, France)









Qualifications

Rebecca Arndt

paz.seeker@gmail.com

+1 903 883 5279

​+33 (0)644 077 252



With 10 years of experience mediating family and civil disputes in Texas and in France, I am a  professional dedicated to helping people find pathways to peaceful resolution of immediate conflict situations as well as the underlying patterns which result in recurring conflict, if they so choose.


Additionally, I have a background of over 30 years of experience working in various roles in a large international company coordinating programs and relationships across diverse cultures, groups and interests worldwide.




Who I am

​​Paz Seeker