Join us for our Self Care Webinar Series!

This is a challenging time for all of us.  CDR’s wonderful volunteers have curated a series of webinars to help us all stay mentally and emotionally healthy during this time.  We have a great lineup of webinar topics including communication in the home, how to express empathy, maintaining mindfulness, and how to deal with emotions to take care of yourself and others. 

Fill out the form below if you’re interested in attending one (or all!) of these webinars!

All webinars in this series are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Please bring yourselves, your families, friends, coworkers, and community members.

Constructive Communication in the Home 
 with Dr. Clare Fowler

Dr. Clare Fowler received her Doctorate on designing dispute resolution systems for small businesses from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education/Organizational Leadership and her Master’s of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Dr. Fowler serves as Managing Editor at and as Director of Caseload Manager. She also is an adjunct professor at UO CRES. Clare mediates and trains, focusing on workplace disputes. Dr. Fowler’s dissertation was a phenomenological study of Workplace disputes. Her current book project is a guidebook for HR directors dealing with high conflict employees. 

Weekly Empathy
with Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts started a public venue for empathic listening at Eugenes Saturday Market. The Empathy Tent begins its sixth season telephonically and online this year, no physical tent, alas. Now Mark listens to people, trains groups in empathy practices and helps coordinate community wide connections.  His values and strategies sprout from Marshall Rosenberg’s training in compassionate, nonviolent communication.  He’s volunteered for seventeen years leading Nonviolent Communication groups, and as a mediator in the court and community.

Mindfulness in Communication and Conflict
with David Gubernick

David Gubernick moved to Eugene, Oregon to study mediation in the late 90s. After taking his basic training in 1997, David became an active volunteer mediator, board and staff member with the Center for Dialogue & Resolution (formerly Community Mediation Services) over the past 20 years. During that time, David has also mediated in Family Mediation, Restorative Justice, Community Mediation, Small Claims Mediation for the Lane County Court and Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation for the State of Oregon as well as facilitated “Mindfulness in Mediation” in the Basic Mediation Trainings.


David holds a BA in Communications from Pennsylvania State University and had served in human resources management for over ten years in the non-profit sector with special interest in conflict resolution in the workplace. 

Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

Grief and Community Resources 

with Jessica, Heidi, and Kristen

Jessica Swensen is a licensed occupational therapist with Behavioral Health Services at PeaceHealth. In her role Jessica works with kids, teens, and young adults to develop skills and strategies that will help them increase functioning and participation in daily life. Approaches include activity analysis, sensory processing and sensory strategies, activity and environmental modification, and exploration of meaningful activities. Jessica is originally from Utah and moved to Oregon 4 years ago after graduating with her master’s degree from the University of Utah. In her free time Jessica enjoys hiking, movie watching, and snuggling her two cats. 

Heidi Grove in an LCSW and is currently a therapist and vocational/educational counselor in Young Adult Behavioral Health at PeaceHealth in Eugene. Heidi joined the Young Adult Team in August of 2019 following 15 years as a school social worker at all levels of public education and alternative schools in Illinois. Prior to receiving her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Heidi was an intensive case manager at the Mental Health Center of Champaign County as well as a supervisor in a local AmeriCorps program housed at the same agency. A native of Illinois, Heidi and her husband moved to Eugene in July of 2019 and are grateful for all of the wide open spaces and beautiful hikes they have been able to explore. 

Kristen Sweet, LPC is a licensed therapist with Alive Holistic Counseling, and the Clinical Coordinator for Young Adult Behavioral Health Services at PeaceHealth. As a therapist she takes a compassionate approach that uses positive emotions, purpose & meaning, relationships, and strengths as building blocks to support personal growth and well-being. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, EMDR, and the work of Dr. Brene Brown is used to help clients identify and challenge unhealthy core beliefs, recognize negative patterns, and support change. 

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For nearly 40 years, CDR has provided high quality mediation services to the communities of Lane County. CDR helps clients through the entire mediation process, from the initial call, to the final agreement and resolution. Our goal is to ensure that the mediation process is responsive, efficient, and affordable. Learn More About Mediation Services

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CDR's facilitation program guides groups through all kinds of issues and group dynamics toward resolution.  Whether your group is new or long-standing, large or small, informal or professional, CDR can help. Learn More About Facilitation Services

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Education and Training

CDR conducts trainings throughout the year in a broad range of topics. Our trainers have a collective hundreds of years of experience in all areas of conflict resolution. Our trainings are available to the public, and we also do custom training for groups of all kinds. Learn More About Trainings and Education Services

Building Peaceful Communities

For the past four decades, CDR has been building more peaceful communities in Lane County.  Our services, and the training and workshops we provide, have helped tens of thousands learn how to use positive communication to transform conflict.


Once a month, CDR provides a low-cost informational workshop for those considering separation or divorce.
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