Crystal Thorpe

Crystal E. Thorpe

Mediator, Trainer, Co-Founder and the Principal at Elder Decisions

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Location:
30 Walpole Street, Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
HQ Phone:
(617) 621-7009

General Information

Experience

Co-Author  - Mom Always Liked You Best: A guide to resolving family feuds, inheritance battles & eldercare crises

Education

MBA  - Boston College

Massachusetts Bar Association  - Boston College

undergraduate degree  - Cognitive Science/Psycholinguistics , Brown University

Affiliations

Founder  - Agreement Resources LLC

Board Member  - Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Inc

Member  - Association for Conflict Resolution

Board Member  - Membership/Referral Committee

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Crystal Thorpe • Arline Kardasis • Rikk Larsen • Halee Burg • Blair Trippe
Crystal Thorpe Crystal Thorpe Crystal Thorpe is a mediator, trainer, co-founder and the principal of Elder Decisions® and its parent company Agreement Resources, LLC. She facilitates family meetings for families eager to have successful conversations, and she mediates disputes among adult family members about caregiving, living arrangements, family communication, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, estate planning, family real estate, and personal property distribution. Crystal has trained hundreds of mediators from around the world in the growing field of Elder & Adult Family Mediation, and she provides trainings in Conflict Resolution Skills for public audiences, eldercare professionals, work groups and others. She has presented seminars and workshops for the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the Northeast Human Resources Association, among others. Crystal is the co-author, with Rikk Larsen, of "Elder Mediation: Optimizing Major Family Transitions" for Marquette Elder's Advisor Law Journal. Crystal holds an MSW and an MBA from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science/Psycholinguistics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

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Crystal Thorpe • Arline Kardasis • Rikk Larsen
Crystal Thorpe Crystal Thorpe is a mediator, trainer, co-founder, and the principal of Agreement Resources, LLC, specializing in divorce mediation, and its division Elder Decisions® - which provides conflict resolution services for eldercare professionals, seniors and their families. Crystal mentored divorce mediators through MWI's mentorship program at the Norfolk Probate and Family Court. She has trained hundreds of mediators from around the world in the growing field of Elder & Adult Family Mediation, and she provides customized training in Conflict Resolution Skills. She has presented seminars and workshops for the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the Northeast Human Resources Association, among others. Crystal is the co-author, with Rikk Larsen, of "Elder Mediation: Optimizing Major Family Transitions" for Marquette Elder's Advisor Law Journal. Prior to co-founding Agreement Resources and Elder Decisions® in late 2003, Crystal had over ten years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors in the areas of training, human resources, quality assurance and consulting. Crystal holds an MSW and an MBA from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science/Psycholinguistics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

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Crystal Thorpe • Blair Trippe • Stephen Linsky
Crystal Thorpe Crystal Thorpe is a mediator, trainer and principal of Agreement Resources, LLC, specializing in workplace conflict resolution and divorce mediation, and a founding partner of Elder Decisions - which provides conflict resolution services for eldercare professionals, seniors and their families. She has over ten years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors in the areas of training, human resources, quality assurance and consulting. She has developed and conducted conflict resolution skills trainings for professionals and teens, and coaches executives and law students in conflict resolution and mediation skills. In addition to her private mediation practice, Crystal mediates on several panels including the Massachusetts Trial Court's Juvenile Court Department where she mediates Parent/Child cases through MWI, and the Middlesex Multi-Door Courthouse - Superior Court Department where she mediates Prisoner cases. She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Crystal served as the Boston Dispute Settlement Board Administrator for DeMars & Associates in its contract with Ford Motor Company for resolving consumer/company disputes. She recently served on the Public Awareness Working Group and the Court Systems Working Group for the Massachusetts Trial Court's Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. Crystal received mediation training from The Center for Mediation in Law, The Center for Social Gerontology, Harvard Negotiation Program's Insight Initiative, and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), and has received extensive advanced trainings in elder, divorce, and family mediation. She holds an MSW and an MBA from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science/Psycholinguistics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

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