40-hour Family Mediation Training
This highly interactive 40-hour skills-based program is designed to provide a clear framework for those seeking to become family mediators. Through lecture, interactive exercises and role-playing experiences participants will learn the skills to effectively mediate separation, divorce, post-divorce and other related family disputes from start to finish.
- How the mediation process works in divorce and family matters.
- Fundamental mediation skills: listening, asking questions, persuasion, negotiation and problem-solving.
- Understanding how to work with people in difficult conflict situations.
- Mediation's core values: self-determination, impartiality and confidentiality.
- Understanding property division, child custody and tax consequences of divorce.
- The emotions of divorce and the effects of divorce on children.
- Recognizing the impact of domestic violence and child abuse in the mediation context.
Professor Art Hinshaw, JD, LLM | Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Kristine Reich, Esq., MSW | Restorative Law and Mediation