Using Family Mediators for Interventions

An intervention is usually carried out with the help of a neutral, third-party who helps manage the entire process. This third-party may be a counselor, therapist, or a professional interventionist. While they are the usual people who are asked to assist during interventions, some families seek the help of a family mediator.

What is a Family Mediator?
A family mediator is someone who helps people resolve disagreements with family issues such as marriage, separation, divorce, child support, parenting, schedules, and other similar cases. Family mediators help settle family disputes in a manner that promotes understanding, communication, and trust.

Family mediators are professionals who, essentially, are trained in conflict resolution skills. Given these skills, and the end goal of intervention, it is not surprising that family mediators are now tapped to help during an intervention process.