Jody Comins

Jody Comins

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Mediating Divorce & Family Matters with MWI in Framingham, MA
617-895-4028 | divorce@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Jody Comins is a divorce & family mediator in private practice in Framingham. She has been mediating with MWI since 2015. Jody is an adult child of divorce and uses her experience to create a child-centered practice at A Better Way: Divorce Mediation. Jody is a court-approved facilitator for the Parent Education courses in Massachusetts and currently teaches for the Divorce Center. She is the creator of the workshop, “Honor thy Children; Jewish Parenting through a Divorce Lens“. Her book “Speaking Out; Voices of Adult Children of Divorce” reached #1 in 3 parenting categories and is available on Amazon.

Focus Areas

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Post-Divorce Mediation
  • Probate and Family Court cases
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support and Child Support Modifications
  • Parent and Child

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
  • Member of Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel (MCLC)
  • Member of The Divorce Center
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Honored by the MetroWest Jewish Day School at the annual Gala 2015
  • Honored by the Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund, “Celebrating Jewish Women Leaders”
  • Participant in “Victims of Violence” seminar at Cambridge Hospital, 1997

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Facilitates Approved Parent Education Programs with MWI and other providers
  • Presenter at AFCC Conference, 2017
  • Facilitated workshops and group building exercises for visiting leaders from LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Development) from London, England
  • Facilitated a process group for graduate students to share best practices during their internships, Brandeis University 2007-2009
  • Facilitated Leadership and Engagement Workshops, IJE 2004-2005
  • Facilitated Professional Development Workshops, JCCGB 1998-2001
  • Facilitated group supervision for interns, JCCGB 1998-2001
  • Co-facilitated “Teens of Alcoholic Parents” group, Newton Multi-Service Center 1995
  • Facilitated Teen Empowerment group, Newton Mutit-Service Center 1995
  • Supervised Peer Listening Hotline Staff support group, Boston University 1994-1998
  • University Chaplain, Boston University 1993-1998
  • Created & implemented teen identity workshops, Tel Aviv, Israel 1991-1993
  • Presenter, Al Pi Darko conference on Teen Identity, Boston 1995

Background and Education

  • Divorce and Family Mediator, 2014-present
  • Mediator, Norfolk Probate and Family Court 2015-present
  • Divorce Mediation Training Inc, Divorce Mediation Training, 2014
  • Nahum Goldmann Fellowship for International Jewish Communal Strategizing Israel, 2009
  • Sherman Seminar for Emerging Professionals, Brandeis University, 2000
  • Boston University School of Social Work; Master of Social Work, Clinical, May 1997
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 1990

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