Michael Becker has been selected to participate in a panel discussion titled "How to Start and Build a Private Practice in a Changing Environment." The discussion will take place on Tuesday April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Alumni House on the Fairfield University Campus in Fairfield.

Becker, an attorney, has practiced divorce mediation exclusively in Fairfield County for 20 years. He also holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. He has served as lecturer in law at University of Connecticut Law School, as well as adjunct professor at Quinnipiac School of Law and at Fairfield University.

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The panel discussion, sponsored by the Fairfield University Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, is open to all alumni and current students free of charge. Participants will learn from the experienced panel the `ins and outs' of starting and running a private therapy practice, areas of specialization for therapists, marketing online and offline and how to expand a therapy practice into areas such as coaching, divorce work, and family business consulting. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

Michael Becker is one of the most experienced divorce mediators in Connecticut.

He is a founding director and two-time past president of the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation. Becker is an association for conflict resolution aaadvanced practitioner member -- the highest level designation in this international body. He has also written numerous articles, and his practice has been featured in several publications.

Michael Becker practices in Westport, and can be reached at 203-454-4270.