Family Mediation Training Calendar

 

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

December 2017

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December 4 & 5

Toronto, ON

Advanced Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM Jared Norton, M.S.W., RSW., Acc. FM

This interactive two-day workshop will explore advanced topics of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to understand and identify challenging characteristics of high conflict parents and techniques for working effectively with them, the role of the PC in families with disputes about the parenting of infants and toddlers, coaching parents on communication skills, The importance of writing clear, concise and precise agreements, recommendations or decisions, and more.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here. 

 

December 7-11

Kensington, MD

40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training

Trainers: Carl D Schneider, Ph.D., and Audrey M. Yowell, Ph.D., M.S.S.S.

This workshop is designed to provide both hands-on training and a clear framework to help you work with families dealing with divorce. It uses an interactive format with role play, videotapes of divorce mediations, demonstrations, lectures, discussions, simulations, and even music and poetry. It includes a 400-page manual that covers all of the basic content areas of divorce mediation.

Phone: 301-581-0330

More information is here.

 

December 8

Orlando, FL

Advanced Mediation Training (8 hours)

Trainer: Stanley Zamor

Effective Mediation Consultants

Join your colleagues in addressing key issues that arise in negotiations in mediation. This lively program focuses on skill building and discusses ethical concerns from the point of view of the mediator, lawyer, and disputants.

Phone: (954) 261-8600

More information is here.

 

January 2018

 

January 23, 24 & 25/26

Toronto, ON

Family Law (21 / 30 Hours)

Trainers:  Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

An accessible and engaging overview of Ontario family law, this course is designed for anyone seeking to become an accredited family mediator, parenting coordinator or arbitrator, who does not have a family law background.

The primary purpose of the course to learn how to ensure that clients understand the legal implications of any potential settlement options.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

January 23 – 27

Los Angeles, California

Family Mediation Training (40 hours)

Trainers: Forrest Mosten, J.D. and Mary Lund, Ph.D.

In this intensive high-energy seminar, you will learn skills ranging from dealing with conflict and communication to parenting, child, and spousal support issues, power balancing, psychological issues, property and debts through to reaching agreement and then drafting and working with appropriate professionals to help families finalize their divorce. The educational objectives of this training are to have participants learn concepts and skills regarding: how to advise clients about mediation and how to serve as a neutral mediator for divorcing families. 

Phone:  (310) 441-1454 

More information is here.

 

January 26-28 & February 10-11

New York, NY

42-hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (New York, NY)

Trainers: Ken Neumann, Steve Abel, & Ada Hasloecher

The Center’s Basic Training program, offered three times a year, provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical issues of divorce mediation. It includes an overview of the emotional process of divorce, the economic and legal issues, and the theory and technique of mediation in divorce-related disputes. A substantial part of our program is the extensive use of role-play exercises where all students get opportunities to be the mediator as well as one of the divorcing parties.

Email: KenNeumann@TeamMediation.org

Phone: (212) 799-4302

More information is here.

 

February 2018

 

February 19 – 21

Austin, TX

Advanced Family Mediation Training (30 hours)

This s a 3-day intensive 30-hour training fulfilling the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act requirements for mediators doing family mediation and following the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. The sessions include family law, family dynamics, domestic violence, child development, ethical and practical considerations and finances in family cases.

More information is here.

 

February 19-23

Chattanooga, TN

Family Mediation Training (46hours)

Trainers:  Carol Berz and Terry Croghan

This 46-hour comprehensive course teaches the knowledge and skills to pratice mediation relative to family and relationship conflict. Participants will learn mediation law and ethics as well as state rules, state statutes and local procedures and forms governing family mediation. Included are special ethical dilemmas arising in the family mediation context and the constraints attending the mediation of cases where a threat of domestic violence exists. Psychological issues in separation, divorce and family dynamics will be addressed in addition to issues concerning the needs of children in the context of divorce and family economics. Participants will develop mediation and other collaborative communication skills through peer exchange, group exercise and evaluative role plays. [Meets the academic requirement for TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Listing and is approved in other states upon request]

Email: contact@4pdrs.com

Phone: (423)266-4050

More information is here.

February 20, 21, 23 & 24

Santa Monica, CA

Mediation Training

Trainer: Kenneth Cloke

A four-day training designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced mediators who are interested in improving their conflict resolution skills. The training will consist of the following core elements: Feb. 20 Overview of historical, psychological, legal, social, systemic and spiritual aspects of conflict, and avenues to resolution. Includes communication skills, story-telling, listening techniques and an eight-step mediation process. Feb. 21 Responding to intense emotions, techniques for handling anger, fear, grief, guilt, and shame; eliciting interests; collaboratively negotiating agreements, caucusing, resolving marital, divorce, pre-nup, gender and cross-cultural conflicts; and ethics, values and limits. Feb. 23Overcoming impasse, addressing power imbalances, reducing resistance to settlement, working with groups and confirming commitments. Mediating organizational, workplace, divorce, family, legal and public policy disputes. Feb. 24 Establishing a mediation practice, coaching, conflict resolution systems design, resolving complex multi-party environmental and political disputes, designing rituals, reaching closure, opening heartfelt conversations, reaching forgiveness and reconciliation, dialogue, and resolving international conflicts.

Email: ken@kencloke.com

Phone: (310) 399-4426

More information is here.

 

February 21, 22, 23, 26 & 27

Toronto, ON

Negotiation and Civil Mediation Training (40 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This 40-hour, interactive course will explore the fundamentals of civil mediation through lectures, group discussion, video demonstrations, guest speakers, readings, role plays and one-on-one coaching.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

February 26 – March 2

Macon, GA

Domestic & Family Mediation Training (42 Hours)

Trainer: Carolyn L. Raines

Learn how to help couples/families come apart peacefully. Course includes: Parenting Plans, Child Support, Financial/Tax Implications, Domestic Violence.

Phone: 478-477-3317

More information is here.

March 2018

March 7-8

Austin Area, TX

Child Protective Services Mediation Training (20 Hours)

This is a 2-day intensive course specific to Mediating Child Protective Services (CPS) cases. The sessions include review of the complex parties of CPS mediation, understanding childhood trauma, parent dynamics, ethical issues, and the legal framework of CPS cases. This course fulfills the requirements of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable for mediators doing court-ordered CPS mediation. Course Materials provided. Prerequisites: Basic and Advanced Family Mediation Courses
Mediators of Texas
 
Phone: 478-477-3317
 
More information is here.

 

March 8 – 12

Bloomington, Minnesota

Divorce Mediation Training (40 hours)

Trainers: Marilyn McKnight, MA and Stephen Erickson, JD

Learn from the pioneers of the divorce mediation movement who designed the first 40-hour training held in 1980! Over 40 years, Marilyn and Steve have helped thousands of mediators get their start. The training manual is all original material, contains forms, procedures, and writings allowing for a practice driven, hands-on training experience to prepare you to enter the field or update your skills. Erickson Mediation Institute is also one of only a handful of the International Mediation Institute’s Qualifying Assessment Programs (QAP) in North America that provides a pathway to certification by the IMI. This training also qualifies participants for the MN Rule 114 Roster of Neutrals and continuing education credits upon request. Call us to speak to either Steve or Marilyn about whether or not this training is right for you!

Email: events@ericksonmediation.com

Phone: (952)835-3688

More information is here.

March 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23

Lexington, MA

Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours) – approved by APFM in accordance with our Training Guidelines

Trainers: John A. Fiske and Diane Neumann

We have been training mediators since 1989 and include many notables in our trainees, such as a granddaughter of Sigmund Freud (she said at one point, “I have many identities”) and 7 sitting Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judges. We emphasize role plays, as the trainees learn not only from being the mediator but also what it feels to be a divorcing client. Our training is the first to be approved by the Academy of Professional Mediators. We keep our classes small to give trainees more attention and time to practice. We encourage trainees in their ongoing efforts to use the training afterward, whether as new mediators or lawyers wanting to improve their listening skills or others just wanting to learn about how to get to Yes. “A great jump start to my mediation practice,” we often hear from our graduates.

Email: dneumann4848@gmail.com

Phone: (617) 877-4543 Diane; (617) 354-7133 John

More information is here.

 

March 19, 20 & 21

Toronto, ON

Screening for Power Imbalances and Family Violence (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

Understanding the sources of negotiation power is critical for effective family mediation, collaborative practice, and negotiation. This course is mandatory for family arbitrators and parenting coordinators and must be repeated every 5 years unless you have done 10 cases in that time. This course is also for mediators seeking accreditation.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

APRIL 2018

 

April 16

Toronto, ON

Update on Identifying, Assessing and Managing Power Imbalances and Risk in FDR (10 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This one-day intensive program is designed to provide the bi-annual training on “screening for power imbalances” in arbitration as required by Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. Using lectures, real case studies, statute, and case law review, social science research and precedents, students will be introduced to: What are the predictors of risk?; Examples of high-risk cases; Culture and Power Imbalance in FDR practice; and more.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

May 2018

 

May 10, 11, 12, 15 & 16

Toronto, ON

Basic Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (40 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This intensive five-day program is designed to provide the fundamentals of family mediation. Featuring experienced mediators and academics in conflict theory and analysis; seminal readings about conflict, disputing and mediation; role plays; case studies; exercises; class discussion; take-home assignments; and extensive resource information.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

May 18-20 & June 2-3

New York, NY

42-hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (New York, NY)

Trainers: Ken Neumann, Steve Abel, & Ada Hasloecher

The Center’s Basic Training program, offered three times a year, provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical issues of divorce mediation. It includes an overview of the emotional process of divorce, the economic and legal issues, and the theory and technique of mediation in divorce-related disputes. A substantial part of our program is the extensive use of role-play exercises where all students get opportunities to be the mediator as well as one of the divorcing parties.

Email: KenNeumann@TeamMediation.org

Phone: (212) 799-4302

More information is here.

June 2018

 

July 2018

 

August 2018

 

 

September 2018

 

September 13, 14 & 15

Toronto, ON

Advanced Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This role-play based three-day workshop features experienced mediators, professional actors, experienced coaches and expert guest speakers. It will focus on advanced level skills training and is designed to partially meet the certification requirements of the OAFM, FDRIO and ADRIO. Through lectures, group discussion, video demonstrations, guest speakers, readings, role plays and one-on-one coaching you will learn: Review of conflict and negotiation theory; Advanced strategies and skills for persuasive negotiation; Advanced skills for effective mediation; and more.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

October 2018

 

October 19-21 & November 3-4

New York, NY

42-hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (New York, NY)

Trainers: Ken Neumann, Steve Abel, & Ada Hasloecher

The Center’s Basic Training program, offered three times a year, provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical issues of divorce mediation. It includes an overview of the emotional process of divorce, the economic and legal issues, and the theory and technique of mediation in divorce-related disputes. A substantial part of our program is the extensive use of role-play exercises where all students get opportunities to be the mediator as well as one of the divorcing parties.

Email: KenNeumann@TeamMediation.org

Phone: (212) 799-4302

More information is here.

 

November 2018

 

November 14, 15 & 16, 2018

Toronto, ON

Family Mediation Practicum (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This workshop follows a real case, in real time, from the first email to closing the file, over three days. Students will interact with “real” clients, deal with typical, daily challenges in a family mediation practice, learn how to open, manage and close files, and practice their mediation skills in a realistic and fast-paced setting, with professional feedback from experienced instructors.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

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please fill out this form. The cost is $39 per event listing. APFM members may list their professional family mediation training programs at no charge.

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