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 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.

To request a listing on this calendar

 

Please send information to [email protected] in the following format:

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LOCATION
TITLE OF PROGRAM
NUMBER OF HOURS
TRAINER(S)
ORGANIZATION PRESENTING THE PROGRAM 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
EMAIL FOR INQUIRIES
PHONE NUMBER FOR INQUIRIES
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APFM members may list their professional family mediation training programs at no charge.

For others, the cost is $39 per event listing.

Online Training

Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents (1.5 hours)

Trainer: Donald T. Saposnek

This 1.5-hour course describes the current research on Gatekeeper parents, who present unique challenges to divorce professionals. Gatekeeping behaviors range on a continuum from facilitative gatekeeping (encouraging the other parent to spend time with their child) to restrictive gatekeeping (sabotaging and preventing the other parent from spending time with their child). The unique underlying intrapsychic, interpersonal, and larger systemic dynamics of Gatekeeping behaviors are elaborated and illustrated. Then, specific strategies for effectively managing Gatekeeper parents are discussed.

More information is here.

Creative Core Financial Solutions: Facilitating Client-Centered Success (3 hours)

Trainer: Chip Rose

This course presents a client-centered approach to considering the many financial issues of divorce.  The instructor takes on the predictable and challenging personas and issues that present themselves in divorce and offers practical, hard won suggestions for resolving the most common and most difficult issues of property division, child and spousal support, tax and other divorce financial issues.

More information is here.

Maximizing Mediation: An Experienced Mediator’s Favorite Techniques (1.5 hours)

Trainer: James C. Melamed

In this course, a highly experienced mediator shares his favorite techniques and strategies to help participants through the mediation process.  This includes presentation of concepts associated with “Maximizing Mediation,” Framing, Question Forms, Rapport Development, Resource States, Strategic Approaches, De-positioning and Integrative Negotiation.

More information is here.

APFM Panel: Perspectives and Insights of Experienced Divorce Mediators

Featuring Donna Petrucelli, Jim Melamed, Chip Rose, Don Saposnek, Amanda Singer. Moderated by Michael Aurit.

This session features a panel of seasoned and engaging leading divorce mediators. Complete with audience Q&A, and moderated by Michael Aurit, the esteemed panel considers the many critical questions facing today’s and tomorrow’s divorce mediators.

More information is here.

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 Mediate.com, 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.

May 2021

 

May 13 & 14, 2021 (8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m)

Online

MCLC’s 2021 Roundtable: What’s Next? Leveraging Lessons from the Pandemic While Fostering Dignity through Collaborative Practice

Keynote: Dr. Donna Hicks
International speaker on the role of dignity in resolving conflict

Presenters include:

  • Beth Aarons, Esq.
  • Gina Arons, Psy.D.
  • Alison Bell, Psy.D.
  • Rachel Goldman, J.D., CPC,ELI-MP
  • Jen Hawthorne, Esq.
  • Justin Kelsey, Esq.
  • Karen Levitt, Esq.
  • Joy Piper, Esq.
  • Debra Smith, Esq.
  • Stephanie Tabashneck, J.D., Psy.D.
  • Karen Van Kooy, Esq.
  • Kim Whelan, CDFA
  • Jason Yormark.

Organization Presenting the Program: Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Description:

Roundtable Panel Discussion: Lessons from Pandemic: Responses and Adaptations

A moderated panel discussion of how collaborative practitioners have responded to the challenges of the last year and how some pandemic adaptations will continue to serve collaborative teams moving forward.

Workshops:
Topics include: practice skills such as addressing unconscious bias, collaborative team communication, and substance abuse; as well as practice building topics such as community outreach and marketing collaborative practice.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (508)735-0961

More information is here.

 

May 14-22, 2021

Online via Zoom

Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours)

Trainer: Dr. Rob Keiter

Organization Presenting the Program: Keiter Mediation LLC

Description: 

Learn essential conflict resolution skills for becoming a family mediator. This five day, 40-hour course will meet most state’s mandatory training requirements for family and divorce mediators. Participants should check with their state regarding specific mediator qualifications. This course meets the training requirements of the Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act to be court approved as a family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma. The financial, legal, psychological, and procedural dynamics of divorce mediation are explained and then experienced through role plays. The training also covers practical steps for building a mediation practice and marketing yourself as a mediator. Registration is open to anyone wanting to become a family & divorce mediator or add mediation skills to their toolbox. There are no educational or vocational requirements necessary for taking this course.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 405-569-3105

More information is here.

 

May 21, 2021 – 10:00AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

Online via Zoom

Role Play Training Opportunity

Organization Presenting the Program: Divorce Mediation Training Associates

Description: 

Are you a new mediator or an experienced mediator with limited experience mediating online? This training will provide you the opportunity to work on the elements of online mediation that you find challenging like connecting with clients, managing breakout rooms, or sharing information. Each participant will have an opportunity to act as a mediator, client, and observer all under the guidance of an experienced facilitator. Bring your interesting cases and your greatest concerns.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 508-655-5980

More information is here.

 

May 21, 23 (& June 4, 6, 11, 13), 2021

Online via Zoom

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation (40 Hours)

Description:

The Center for Mediation & Training will be reserving one seat in each session of our Basic Training in Divorce Mediation, to be offered to APFM scholarship recipients as part of our ongoing effort to make mediation training more accessible and to promote diversity in the field.

Details about future training sessions can be found here.

Please contact us with any questions.

 

 

June 2021

 

(May 21, 23 &) June 4, 6, 11, 13, 2021

Online via Zoom

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation (40 Hours)

Description:

The Center for Mediation & Training will be reserving one seat in each session of our Basic Training in Divorce Mediation, to be offered to APFM scholarship recipients as part of our ongoing effort to make mediation training more accessible and to promote diversity in the field.

Details about future training sessions can be found here.

Please contact us with any questions.

 

June 21, 22, 28, 29, 2021

Online via Zoom

International Family Mediation (14 Hours)

Trainer: Melissa A. Kucinski

Organization Presenting the Program: University of California at Hastings College of Law

Description:

This program is open to family mediators who want to advance their mediation skills to work more productively with families where cross-border parenting issues arise. This training will help family mediators spot potential issues that require additional discussion and consideration between the parents, and help the mediator have a more sophisticated understanding of how to approach these complex multi-jurisdictional situations. The training will cover the legal and practical aspects of international custody, child relocation, and child abduction that may arise when a family’s background includes more than one jurisdiction.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-713-5165

More information is here.

 

July 2021

 

Wednesday/Friday (12:00-4:30 Eastern) in July 2021:
July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30

Online via Zoom

Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training) (22 Hours)

Trainers: Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe

Description: 

Presented by Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC – A team of experienced mediators who work with seniors and their families to address conflicts that arise in elder care and family decision-making.

This online program teaches mediators specialized skills and techniques for working with seniors and/or adult families facing issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, financial planning, inheritance/estate disputes, medical decisions, family communication, and guardianship. Six half-days packed with content, role-plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants.

We welcome and want to support greater diversity in the field, and offer scholarships for Black and BIPOC participants to register at a reduced rate. Please contact us for details.

Email: trai[email protected]

Phone: (617) 621-7009 x29

More information is available here.

 

July 16-24, 2021

Online via Zoom

Oklahoma Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours)

Trainer: Dr. Rob Keiter

Organization Presenting the Program: Keiter Mediation LLC

Description: 

Learn essential conflict resolution skills for becoming a family mediator. This course meets the training requirements of the Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act to be court approved as a family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma. The financial, legal, psychological, and procedural dynamics of divorce mediation are explained and then experienced through role plays. Registration is open to anyone wanting to become a family & divorce mediator or add mediation skills to their toolbox. The training also covers practical steps for building a mediation practice and marketing yourself as a mediator. There are no educational or vocational requirements necessary for taking this course or becoming a family mediator in Oklahoma. And this is the only course required to become a court approved family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 405-569-3105

More information is here.

September 2021

 

September 17-25, 2021

Online via Zoom

Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours)

Trainer: Dr. Rob Keiter

Organization Presenting the Program: Keiter Mediation LLC

Description: 

Learn essential conflict resolution skills for becoming a family mediator. This five day, 40-hour course will meet most state’s mandatory training requirements for family and divorce mediators. Participants should check with their state regarding specific mediator qualifications. This course meets the training requirements of the Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act to be court approved as a family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma. The financial, legal, psychological, and procedural dynamics of divorce mediation are explained and then experienced through role plays. The training also covers practical steps for building a mediation practice and marketing yourself as a mediator. Registration is open to anyone wanting to become a family & divorce mediator or add mediation skills to their toolbox. There are no educational or vocational requirements necessary for taking this course.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 405-569-3105

More information is here.

 

September 23-24, 2021 – 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)

Online via Zoom

8 Hour Massachusetts Divorce Law Basics Training

Organization Presenting the Program: Divorce Mediation Training Associates

Description: 

This training may be taken on its own or as a complement to the 40-hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training. This training will help professionals , lawyers and non-lawyers, whose work would benefit from an understanding of Massachusetts family law. The class covers the basic elements of a divorce settlement and the legal considerations that govern them.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 508-655-5980

More information is here.

 

September 29, 30 & October 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Online

Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training

Trainers:

  • Betsy Ross, LICSW, CGP 
  • David Consigli, CPA, ABV
  • Beth L. Aarons, JD, MSW
  • Gina Arons, Psy.D.
  • Dawn Effron, J.D.
  • Susan M. DeMatteo, M. Ed, J.D.
  • Jeffrey Fink, JD
  • Jennifer Hawthorne, Esq.
  • Justin Kelsey, J.D.
  • Karen J. Levitt, J.D.
  • Michelle M. Raymond, J.D.
  • Karen Van Kooy
  • Kim Whelan

Organization Presenting the Program: Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Description: 

This training is designed for family and business law attorneys, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals, coaches, and mediators, financial professionals, child development and co-parenting specialists, and anyone assisting business or family clients in conflict.

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Collaborative Law model and how to apply it to both Family & Business Law cases.
  • Develop results-oriented techniques to help clients reach successful resolutions to disputes.
    Identify and implement strategies to navigate challenging cases and to achieve success with high-conflict clients.
  • Train with experienced professionals who are passionate about the team approach.
    Learn best practices for both in-person and virtual collaborative work
  • Fulfill the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) standards for a Collaborative Law Intro Training.
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits.

Email: [email protected]

More information can be found here.

October 2021

 

(September 29, 30 &) October 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Online

Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training

Trainers:

  • Betsy Ross, LICSW, CGP 
  • David Consigli, CPA, ABV
  • Beth L. Aarons, JD, MSW
  • Gina Arons, Psy.D.
  • Dawn Effron, J.D.
  • Susan M. DeMatteo, M. Ed, J.D.
  • Jeffrey Fink, JD
  • Jennifer Hawthorne, Esq.
  • Justin Kelsey, J.D.
  • Karen J. Levitt, J.D.
  • Michelle M. Raymond, J.D.
  • Karen Van Kooy
  • Kim Whelan

Organization Presenting the Program: Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Description: 

This training is designed for family and business law attorneys, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals, coaches, and mediators, financial professionals, child development and co-parenting specialists, and anyone assisting business or family clients in conflict.

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Collaborative Law model and how to apply it to both Family & Business Law cases.
  • Develop results-oriented techniques to help clients reach successful resolutions to disputes.
    Identify and implement strategies to navigate challenging cases and to achieve success with high-conflict clients.
  • Train with experienced professionals who are passionate about the team approach.
    Learn best practices for both in-person and virtual collaborative work
  • Fulfill the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) standards for a Collaborative Law Intro Training.
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits.

Email: [email protected]

More information can be found here.

 

October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 14, 19, 20 & 21, 2021 – 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) 

Online via Zoom

Next 40 Divorce Mediation Training

Organization Presenting the Program: Divorce Mediation Training Associates

Description: 

This intensive 40-hour intensive divorce mediation training class equips you with the skills of a divorce mediator. Whether you are an attorney, therapist, financial planner or other professional, we have designed our divorce mediation training for those who want to start a divorce mediation practice, add divorce mediation to an already successful practice, or learn mediation skills for working with couples in conflict. We’re not just trainers—we’re professional divorce mediators who practice what we teach.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 508-655-5980

More information is here.

 

​Wednesday/Saturday (12:00-4:30 Eastern) in October 2021:
Wednesday, October 6
Wednesday, October 13
Wednesday, October 20
Saturday, October 23
Wednesday, October 27
Saturday, October 30

Online via Zoom

Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training) (22 Hours)

Trainers: Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe

Description: 

Presented by Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC – A team of experienced mediators who work with seniors and their families to address conflicts that arise in elder care and family decision-making.

This online program teaches mediators specialized skills and techniques for working with seniors and/or adult families facing issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, financial planning, inheritance/estate disputes, medical decisions, family communication, and guardianship. Six half-days packed with content, role-plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants.

We welcome and want to support greater diversity in the field, and offer scholarships for Black and BIPOC participants to register at a reduced rate. Please contact us for details.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (617) 621-7009 x29

More information is available here.

November 2021

 

November 5-13, 2021

Online via Zoom

Oklahoma Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours)

Trainer: Dr. Rob Keiter

Organization Presenting the Program: Keiter Mediation LLC

Description: 

Learn essential conflict resolution skills for becoming a family mediator. This course meets the training requirements of the Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act to be court approved as a family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma. The financial, legal, psychological, and procedural dynamics of divorce mediation are explained and then experienced through role plays. Registration is open to anyone wanting to become a family & divorce mediator or add mediation skills to their toolbox. The training also covers practical steps for building a mediation practice and marketing yourself as a mediator. There are no educational or vocational requirements necessary for taking this course or becoming a family mediator in Oklahoma. And this is the only course required to become a court approved family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 405-569-3105

More information is here.

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