Kat has been a dispute resolution practitioner for 15 years. Most of her work is with families and she specializes in working with participants with multiple challenges including high conflict, trauma, health or mental health issues, substance use or addiction challenges, child protection involvement, a history of violence or anger issues, or intercultural issues.
Kat provides mediation, parenting coordination, arbitration, facilitation, individual coaching and child interviewing. She practices a collaborative and integrative approach by facilitating transparency among all the professionals and supports working with a family whenever appropriate. Kat uses a trauma informed approach and promotes learning and self-efficacy in all aspects of her practice.
She is a certified as a Comprehensive Family Mediator by Family Mediation Canada, is a Chartered Mediator and Arbitrator certified by ADR Canada, is an instructor for ADR Canada and ADRBC, coaches for The Justice Institute and Continuing Legal Education is on the family and civil rosters of Mediate BC, the Hear the Child and Parenting Coordinator rosters, is a Restorative Justice Facilitator and Mentor, and a Senior Mediator with the Mediate BC Family Mediation Program. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria and is currently completing a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization and a Certificate in Adult Education. Kat received her Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Management and her Certificate in Family Mediation from The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management and her Certificate in Arbitration from the BC Arbitration & Mediation Institute. She is also on the Board of Directors of Family Mediation Canada and the University of Victoria Alumni Association.