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Academy of Professional
Family Mediators
3600 American Blvd West
Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55431

Upcoming APFM Member Trainings
Co-Sponsored by APFM*

1)    Family Collaborative Mediation Training
Date: January 10,  2015, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
by Stacey Langenbahn, Esq. and Linda Miller-deBerard, LCSW
Location: Via Live, Online, Interactive Video Conferencing over Zoom
Cost:   $599 Early Bird; $699 after Jan. 1st
Contact: Stacey Langenbahn:
This is a hybrid of collaborative law and mediation that was presented at the APFM conference last year.  This training will be far reaching because it is for legal, mental health, child, parenting, and financial professionals and they will do it by live, interactive, video conferencing over Zoom. It will cover everything from the first phone call from a potential client to the drafting of the settlement agreement.

2)    Proposal-Focused Mediation for High Conflict Disputes
Date: January 14, 2015, 9:00AM to 4:30PM
By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and John Edwards, Esq.
Location: Downtown San Diego, CA 
Price: $199 Early Bird Rate; $249 after Jan. 1st
Register: Online at:
MCLE and CEU credits approved
This highly-structured, but simple, mediation method helps high-conflict parties reach agreements by teaching them four key skills and then reinforcing these skills throughout the mediation process. The mediator is more of a guide, while the parties work harder at asking questions, setting their agenda, making proposals, responding to proposals and making decisions. While this method was designed for high-conflict clients, it can be used with any clients. This full-day training expands on the 90-minute Workshop presented by Bill Eddy at the 2014 APFM Annual Conference.

3) Practice Papers: Managing Liability and Ethical Issues For Confidential Family Mediators in California by Michael Jonsson
Date: January 24, 2015, Noon to 3PM
Trainer: Michael Jonsson, Esq., Professional Family Mediator
Location: Westlake Village, Los Angeles area
MCLE (pending approval) for 2 hours Ethics Credits
Cost: $50 for 2 MCLE or $30 for those not requesting MCLE
RSVP requested by January 5, 2015 to
This course will establish foundational information about basic tort liability, relevant California law, and standards of practice that apply to private confidential mediators. Participants will then apply that information in reviewing and evaluating sample mediation practice paperwork from the presenter. This course will provide an opportunity for private confidential mediators to evaluate their liability to future malpractice claims, the standards of practice that apply to them, and their practice's paperwork, in light of the information and materials presented. The course is similar to the one presented at APFM San Diego.

*APFM lists member trainings in two ways:
  1. Listed: Without review or endorsement, unless there are concerns.
  2. Co-Sponsored by APFM: Reviewed and approved by the Training Committee.
To submit a training for Listing or Co-Sponsorship, send a 1-paragraph description of the event, including title, date, trainer, location, cost and contact information to