Bernard S. Mayer, PhD
School of Law
- Werner Institute
- Graduate School
Dr. Mayer is an icon in the world of conflict resolution. With over a quarter century of experience in the field, he was a founding partner at CDR Associates, the internationally recognized mediation and conflict resolution organization, and originally trained as a psychotherapist. He has worked across the globe as a mediator, facilitator, teacher, trainer, dispute systems designer, and program administrator. A true scholar as well as leading practitioner in the field, He earned his Ph.D. in Social Work with an emphasis on conflict resolution.
- BA (1968), Oberlin College
- MSW (1970), Columbia University
- PhD (1987), University of Denver
- Bernard S. Mayer, The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes (2015)., 2015
- Bernard Mayer, The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and Intervention (2d ed. 2012)., 2012
- Bernard Mayer, Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes (2009)., 2009
- Bernie Mayer, Mediation: 50 Years of Creative Conflict, 51 Fam. Ct. Rev. 34 (2013)., 2013
- Bernie Mayer, What We Talk About When We Talk About Neutrality: A Commentary on the Susskind-Stulberg Debate, 2011 edition, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 859 (2012)., 2012
- Bernard Mayer, Joseph B. Stulberg, Lawrence Susskind & John Lande, Panel Discussion: Core Values of Dispute Resolution: Is Neutrality Necessary?, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 805 (2012)., 2012
- Bernie Mayer, Reflections on the State of Consensus-Based Decision Making in Child Welfare, 47 Fam. Ct. Rev. 10 (2009)., 2009
- Christopher Honeyman, Julie Macfarlane, Bernard Mayer, Andrea Schneider, & Jeff Seul, The Next Frontier Is Anticipation: Thinking Ahead About Conflict to Help Clients Find Constructive Ways to Engage Issues in Advance, 25 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 99 (2007)., 2007
Bernie Mayer, Be Less Certain—and More Flexible, ACResolution Mag., Summer 2015, at 28.
- Bernie Mayer, Book Review, 54 Fam. Ct. Rev. 535 (2016) (reviewing Kenneth H. Waldron & Allan R. Koritzinsky, Game Theory and the Transformation of Family Law: A New Bargaining Model for Attorneys and Mediators to Optimize Outcomes for Divorcing Parties (2015)).