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Daniel Mandelbaum

Certified Family Mediator:
Justice Institute of British Columbia

“I discovered that I was born to mediate and collaborate, as I was – and still am – the individual that my friends and family call on to resolve any conflicts that may arise.”

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Daniel is a Registered Clinical Psychologist from Argentina. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Psychology. It is a rigorous program, and after 6 years of University, Daniel practiced for several years in private practice at the Italian Hospital, specializing in Family Therapy. When he moved to Canada with his family over 20 years ago, Daniel developed a successful importing business during which time he gained significant financial and negotiating expertise.

His first love, however, has always been Clinical Psychology and helping families. He studied at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and became a Certified Family Mediator. He is one of the few exceptionally qualified Family Mediators with a background in Clinical Psychology in the Okanagan Region. Daniel believes it is time to change the way that we approach conflicts, surrounding himself with a group of like-minded legal professionals who are collaborative in their approach.

Daniel is married with two grown children, a son in the Okanagan and a daughter in Toronto. When he is not busy mediating a separation agreement he can be seen cruising around town on his beloved Vespa or playing his tenor saxophone.

Education

Justice Institute of British Columbia, 2009 – 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia
Degree: Family Mediator

University of Buenos Aires, 1985 -1990, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Faculty of Psychology
Degree: Licenciado en Psicologia (Licentiate* in psychology)
*Licenciate : Academic degree ranking between that of bachelor and that of doctorate
License number #18631 given by the Ministry of Health and Education
Certification of degree, description of title, hours, duration and averages available upon request, and signatures and translations certified by the Canadian Embassy.

 

Post Graduate Training and Internships

Intensive training in family therapy with Cecile Herscovici, 1994, Argentina.
51 hours of supervision with Dr. Cecile at the Italian Hospital.

Intensive training with Pedro Herscovici, 1989, Argentina.
108 hours with supervision. Dr. Pedro is a supervisor from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Workshops

2011 “Level 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-morbidities”, John Gottman and Julie Gottman
Sponsored by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Social Work.

2011 “Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm: a New Research–based Approach”,
John Gottman and Julie Gottman
Organized by Gottman Institute

2010 “Money and Family Life”, Judith Stern Peck
Ackerman Institute for the Family, organized by AIGLE

2009 ”Teaching Impulse Control & Empathy to at Risk Families”
Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto

2009 “School Bullying Impact Measurement & Interventions”
Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto

1989 “Intervention in Family Therapy” Harry Aponte
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Organized by TESIS

1988 “Introduction of Systemic Family Therapy” Licenciada Cecile Herscovici
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor. Organized by TESIS

1989 “ Searching for the Best Intervention in Family Therapy” Braulio Montalvo
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor. Organized by TESIS

 

Professional Experience

2011- Present
Family Mediation Center – Founder
West Kelowna, BC, Canada

2009 -2011
Private Practice – Therapist
Kelowna, BC, Canada

1990-1992
Centro de Salud Mental # 1 – Family Therapist
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Worked among a team of six family therapists supervised privately by Maria Rosa Glasserman

1989-1991
Italian Hospital, Family Therapy Department – Family Therapist
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Worked as a family therapist under supervision of the Doctor of the department, Dr. Pedro Herscovici
Referrals came primarily from the Pediatric department of the hospital

 

Professional Memberships

Systemic Association of Buenos Aires, ASIBA
International Family Therapy Association, IFTA
Family Mediation Canada, FMC
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, IACP
Currently undergoing all necessary steps to join Mediate BC