Family Mediation Training & Events Calendar

On this calendar APFM lists only training programs that are relevant for family mediators. We recommend taking a training program about mediation fundamentals and skills before attending a program focused on using mediation skills in work with families.

Listing a program on the calendar does not imply that APFM endorses the qualifications of the trainer or the quality of the training except where it is explicitly stated that APFM’s Training Committee has approved the trainers and the program.

Below the list of calendared events you will find online training opportunities available any time.

Times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.

Interested in Placing your Training on this Calendar?

We’ll need the information below. You can either complete the form at the end of this page or send information to [email protected] in the following format:

  • ​Date
  • Location
  • Title of program
  • Number of hours
  • Trainer(s)
  • Organization presenting the program
  • Brief description of program
  • Email for inquiries
  • Phone number for inquiries
  • Website address for more information

APFM members may list their professional family mediation training programs at no charge. For others, the cost is $39 per event listing.

Event Phone: 416-593-0210

  • Screening for Power Imbalances and Family Violence for Family Lawyers, Family Arbitrators and Parenting Coordinators (14 Hours)
    November 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Screening for Power Imbalances and Family Violence for Family Lawyers, Family Arbitrators and Parenting Coordinators (14 Hours)
    November 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med. Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Description: Ontario law requires family lawyers, family arbitrators and parenting coordinators to refresh their basic screening knowledge and skills every five years, unless they have completed ten (more…)

APFM & Present Online Advanced Mediation Training Series

Learn from Prominent Mediators and Earn up to 9 CLE Credits!

Did you know that APFM and have partnered to produce the highest quality online divorce and family mediation trainings available?

If you missed the 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego,  four incredible workshops were recorded live, and are available for purchase now at low introductory pricing. Purchase the full package of divorce mediation strategies from master practitioners in the field:

  • Chip Rose delivers a roadmap for the mediation process he has developed and honed over the past 30 years of his career. Watch trailer.
  • Don Saposnek gives us critical research-based information about mediating with the notorious “gatekeeper parent” and techniques to help the mediator best deal with these challenges. Watch trailer.
  • Jim Melamed condenses a treasure trove of his carefully explained mediation strategies and interventions into 90-minutes of high-impact course material. Watch trailer.
  • APFM President Michael Aurit moderated a fascinating panel discussion with Chip, Don, and Jim, as well as Amanda Singer and Donna Petrucelli. Watch trailer.

Creative Core Financial Solutions

Chip Rose, J.D.
A client-centered approach to considering the many financial issues of divorce and offering practical, hard won suggestions for resolving them. Watch trailer.

Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D.
Presenting the latest research on gatekeeper parents, then elaborating on specific perspectives and strategies for effectively dealing with them. Watch the trailer.

Maximizing Mediation

Jim Melamed, J.D.
A highly experienced mediator shares his favorite techniques and strategies to help participants through the mediation process. Watch trailer.

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Michael Aurit
Perspectives and insights of experienced divorce mediators considering the critical questions facing the field. Watch trailer.

4 Game-Changing Tips To Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice (1.5 hours)

Trainer: Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, implementing these 4 Game-Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice. Partnering with, this program shares the details of The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation’s positive results from utilizing these modern approaches to practice building.  In addition to improving client retention, these approaches can work to maximize the success of substantive outcomes in mediation, as each “game-changer” is rooted in developing increased trust with potential clients. The course is divided into 4 sections: (1) Developing your brand is everything; (2) First impressions matter – i.e. make your office awesome; (3) Give a strategic, structured yet flexible initial consultation; (4) Make your Agreement To Mediate a Star!

More information is here.

Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience: Level One (20 Hours)

Florida State University | Learning For Life

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience: Level One. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma & Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies in the College of Social Work. The curriculum enables professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of adult and child trauma, along with the keys to resilience. Participants will learn crucial information to improve service delivery to clients, students, human services recipients, patients, and other members of the public.

More information is here.

APFM Training Calendar Submission Form

To request a listing on APFM’s Training Calendar, please fill out the form below. There is no charge for APFM members. The cost for non-members is $39 per event listing.

APFM Event Calendar Submissions
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