• Kathleen Bellamano
  • Child Specialist
  • Divorce Coach

1076 Valewood Trail
Victoria, BC
V8X 5G7
P. (250) 213-7898

I have been working with people in conflict for over 20 years and have been providing services by distance for over 10+ years. I have a diverse practice as a dispute resolution professional and am a registered social worker, in private practice. My practice emphasis is on relationship building and working across differences with a trauma informed and strength-based approach. My main area of focus is working with families and groups with complex circumstances such as high conflict, a history of trauma or mental health challenges, addiction, involvement with the legal system or intercultural issues.

I also design and provides training on mediation and conflict resolution skills, trauma informed practice, sexualized violence prevention, and family violence screening. I am on the faculties of the Justice Institute of BC in both the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Centre for Counselling and Community Safety, Continuing Legal Education of BC, and Herzing College in the Kompass Professional Development Program.

I have a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization and my major project for my MSW was on the impact of grief and attachment in parenting coordination. I am a Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, and Med-Arbitrator certified by ADR Canada, an Advanced Comprehensive Family Mediator certified by Family Mediation Canada, am on the rosters of Mediate BC, the BC Hear the Child, the BC Parenting Coordinator Roster Society and am recognized as a Qualified Parenting Coordinator in Saskatchewan. I am a past President of the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society and is President of the University of Victoria Alumni Association and is a former member of the Board of Directors of ADRBC and Family Mediation Canada.