David Kuroda

David Kuroda Interview #1: Interviewed by Frances Feldman
Date of interview: 6-13-03. Length of interview: 1 hour and 46 minutes. Length of transcript: 45 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

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David Kuroda interview # 2: Interviewed by Jamie Biggs
Date of interview: 3-28-12. Length of interview: 54 minutes. DVD containing interview.

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An interview with David Kuroda, LCSW, as he discusses his work in mediation and collaborative divorce with Jamie Biggs, MSW Candidate CSU Northridge. March 28, 2012.

(0:30) – Introduction of David Kuroda by Jamie Biggs, ‘12 MSW Candidate CSU Northridge (1:55) – Mediation and collaborative law (3:55) – Kuroda’s involvement in collaborative law, role of social workers in it (4:50) – Influence on legislation that has helped collaborative law (6:30) – Benefits and challenges of collaborative divorce (7:25) – Idea of collaboration in social work (8:56) – PACT “Parents and Children Together” and his work with David Rothman (12:30) – Do you think there should be research done on the effectiveness of collaborative law? (13:13) – Social workers role in collaborative divorce (14:20) – The Better Divorce - a program that helps families through divorce (17:35) – Mistakes/things that could have been done differently  (19:17) – Work with South Bay Bar Association to elevate family law (21:50) – Importance of leadership  (23:48) – California Society for Clinical Social Work, insurance reimbursement for social workers (24:50) – Importance of writing in social work (26:45) – Increased/ of technology use in social work (28:30) – Collaborative divorce and mediation in social work education (30:19) – Kuroda’s presentations at NASW conferences “Mediation: A New Field of Practice for Social Workers” (31:34) – Kuroda’s awards (33:19) – Affirmative action (37:15) – Collaboration in social (40:15) – Tips he offers during mediation and promoting his practice, importance of interpersonal relationships (41:26) – Lessons learned from lawyers - how to speak in ways that people will listen (43:15) – Rules for social workers getting into field of collaborative law; role of coaching (50:28) – Advice for social work students about choosing a field 

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