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About Nephele Delis M.Ed.

Family and Divorce Mediator Nephele Delis - Delis Mediation

At Delis Mediation, we are dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families reach resolutions quickly and without the costly delays of litigation. We are committed to providing you with a safe and supportive atmosphere to help you find an agreement that works best for you.
We understand that every case is unique and that there is no "one size fits all’ solution and are here to help you create a tailored resolution that meets your needs. We are passionate about helping you find the best outcome for your situation.

Nephele Delis leads Delis Mediation, LLC. with profound empathy and a compassionate, child and family-centric approach, enriched by her 15 years of invaluable teaching experience and a Master of Education from National Louis University. Her practice is deepened by over 136 hours of specialized family mediation training, covering Parenting Plans, divorce mediation, conflict resolution across diverse religious traditions, complex family issues, parenting coordination, and special education mediation. This extensive training ensures her sessions are thoughtfully tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by children and families in conflict, aiming for resilient, harmonious, and positive outcomes. Nephele has an unwavering commitment to child and family centric solutions, that foster healthier relationships, both now and in the future and are reflected in her philanthropic efforts for organizations in Illinois and outside the United States. She offers flexible scheduling, during the weekday and weekends, with extended hours, offering virtual sessions, making the mediation process accessible, reducing stress for families and is always a mediator near you. 

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 Nephele Delis, M.Ed.- Mediator

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts   (March 2024)

  • 20-Hour online training for Fundamentals of Conducting Parenting Plan Evaluations Training. Includes in depth training in the subject areas of: parenting plan evaluations such as relocation and children with special needs, interviewing children and adults forensically, diagnoses and assessment of parent functional behaviors and coparenting, the impact of IPV on families and the parenting plan evaluation process, resist refuse dynamics, the effects of divorce on children, issues with high conflict parents, and gatekeeping, substance misuse within the context of child custody, young child and mental health research, problems related to transitions and long distance in parenting plans, religious perspectives, ethnic and racial diversity, and same-sex couples considerations, psychological testing in child custody evaluations, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, and relocation and children with special needs.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts   (February 2024)

  • Training for religious divorce across multiple faiths.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts   (January 2024)

  • 12- hour online training certificate for Advanced Issues for Family law and Dispute Resolution Professionals. Includes in depth analysis on family disputes, intimate partner violence, interviewing children, court-involved therapy, child abuse/neglect and ethical considerations.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts       (December 2023)

  • 16-hour online certification training program for Parenting Coordination. Includes training in the parenting coordination process, definition of the role, responsibilities, and function of the parenting coordinator; family dynamics; specific PC strategies, techniques, and interventions; implications of intimate partner violence; cultural considerations; ethical issues; and use of technology; the parenting coordinator’s scope of authority, strategies to help parents improve cooperation and communication, how to help clients utilize the process, and how to effectively write recommendations or decisions.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts       (November 2023)

  • Annual 2023 fall conference receiving 20 hours in training featuring topics like: Parent-Child Contact Disruption in Multi-Problem Families: What Do We know? What Can We Do?; The Voice of the Child in the Mediation of Parenting Disputes; Family Violence: Voices of Racialized Immigrant Youth and Their Best Interests; Children’s Experience in Patterns of Coercive Control and others.

Academy of Professional Family Members          (October 2023)

  • Annual 2023 Fall conference receiving 20 hours in mediation training. Some focus topics Enhancing Mental Resilience for Effective Mediation in an Increasingly Diverse World; Cross-Cultural ADR; Drop the Rope: 3 Steps to De- Escalate Clients Having Intense Anger and Other Strong Emotions; Embracing the Tapestry: Mediating in a Vibrantly Diverse World; and Complex Parenting Issues

Academy of Professional Family Mediators         (October 2023)

  • Conference certificate achieved in the subject of Special Education Dispute Resolution: Implications for Family Mediators, Clients and school age Children with Disabilities                              (October 2023)

  • 6 hour Conference certificate achieved in the subject of specializing in integrating AI into mediation. Me, myself, and AI.

Illinois State Board Association                (March2023-June2023)

  • 40 Hour Certificate Family and Divorce Mediation in Conflict resolution skills, Mediation process and techniques. Ethics and professional responsibility requirements of mediators. Education in family law, Mediating property, support, and maintenance issues. Psychological impact of family conflict, separation, and dissolution on parents, children, and other participants. Needs of children in family conflict, separation, and dissolution, including considerations on child development and participation of children in mediation. Also, the impact of culture and diversity on family conflicts.

National Louis University          Chicago, IL (March 2013-June 2014)

  • M.ED in Secondary Education (Illinois Type 9 certification) with a concentration in Language Arts, English

  • Endorsements (Illinois type 3) for grades 6-8 with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Sciences

National Louis University          Chicago, IL (April 2008-December 2011)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • Major in English, concentration in Literature

  • Minor in Social Sciences


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