The North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators

Supporting the practice of family mediation and promoting professional excellence

Meeting Registration/Schedule/Agenda

The following meeting schedule has been set for 2019.  Additional educational programming for future meetings will be forthcoming.


Winter Meeting – Thursday, December 5, 2019

Top Tyke Topics for Family Mediators

Dr. Tina Lepage discusses the effects of divorce on children, typical custody rulings, relocating with the kids, and parent addictions.

1.           Effects of divorce on children

2.           Relocating with the kids – leaving a parent behind

3.           Typical child custody rulings in NC

4.           Child Custody and Addictions (Drugs, Alcohol, Sex)

Dr. Tina Lepage, founder and CEO of Lepage Associates Psychological Services, is a forensic and clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience serving clients of divorce and working closely with attorneys, mediators, and the family courts. She has a doctorate and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a master’s degree in Management, and is a Licensed Psychologist. From the very beginning of her career with a B.S. in Child Development & Family Relationships 30 years ago, she has been focusing on children and families. Prior to founding Lepage Associates, she worked as a Court Psychologist at a domestic relations court. In group private practice for the past 17 years, Dr. Lepage created at Lepage Associates the innovative center for Separating with Civility & Divorcing with Dignity that focuses on therapy and co-parenting, as well as a large Forensic Testing Division that provides hundreds of psychological, substance abuse, and custody evaluations annually. In addition to her direct clinical work, she has provided numerous presentations for attorneys, mediators, parents, school staff, children, and businesses, and has also developed and managed successful personal and professional growth programs for universities, corporations, and the U.S. military.


The agenda for most meetings (Except Fall) includes:

  •  9:30 – 10:00      Coffee and conversation.
  • 10:00 – 12:00     Education program beginning promptly at 10:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30      Lunch – provided by the NCAPFM
  • 12:30 – 1:00        Membership business meeting – All members are encouraged to attend

Membership meeting agenda items should be submitted to the NCAPFM president or secretary at least two weeks prior to that meeting’s date.

Guests are welcome at any of our meetings, although there is a charge of $10.00 for any non-member who would like to receive a continuing education certificate.

If you a current member of the NCAPFM and would like to bring a guest, please register that guest through the EventBrite registration portal that is emailed to you during the month preceding the meeting.

If you are not a member of the NCAPFM and you wish to attend as our guest, we would be happy to have you.  Please contact our Meeting Registrar, Mr. Mike Musselman, by sending an email HERE.


Previous educational presentations that the NCAPFM has had at meetings:

  • The 2018 Tax Legislation and How it Affects Mediators
  • The Problem with Money – And How to Mediate Around It
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Opening Statements – The Mediator’s and Counsels’
  • Divorce Financial Analysts in Mediation, Collaboration and Litigation
  • Protecting Children from the Burdens of Divorce
  • Writing Mediation Summaries – How to Avoid the Practice of Law
  • The Financial Aspects of Divorce – How Settlement Options Affect Your Client’s Financial
  • Back to the Basics:  What does John Haynes, one of family mediation’s founders, have to teach us about process?
  • Selected and Unusual Financial Issues Found in Mediation
  • The Gray Divorce – Redefining the Golden Years
  • The Social Science of Custody Schedules
  • An Introduction to Non-violent Communication
  • High Conflict Couples