Kathleen Bellamano BSW, RSW, FMC Cert. CFM
Facilitator | Mediator| Arbitrator | Parenting Coordinator
Kat has been working with people in conflict for 17 years. She has a diverse practice as a dispute resolution professional and registered social worker, in private practice. Kat provides training, parenting coordination, mediation, arbitration, med-arb, circles, child interviewing, restorative justice, organizational development, coaching and facilitation; always with an emphasis on relationship building and working across differences. Her main area of focus is working with families and groups with complex circumstances such as high conflict, trauma or mental health challenges, addiction, involvement with the legal system or intercultural issues. She also provides the full range of her services by distance. She designs and provides training on mediation and conflict resolution skills, trauma informed practice, sexualized violence prevention, and family violence screening.
She is a Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator certified by ADR Canada, a Comprehensive Family Mediator certified by Family Mediation Canada, is on the rosters of Mediate BC, the BC Hear the Child, and the BC Parenting Coordinator Roster Society. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and is currently finishing a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization. Kat received her Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Management and her Certificate in Family Mediation from The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management with an emphasis on Conflict in Organizations and Group Facilitation Skills. She received her Certificate in Arbitration from the ADRBC (formerly BCAMI). She is a former member of the Board of Directors of ADRBC and Family Mediation Canada and is the President of the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society and Vice-President of the University of Victoria Alumni Association.