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.

August 2017

August 17 – 19

St. John’s, NL, Canada

Elder Mediation Training

Trainer: Judy M. Beringer

This training uses evidence-based knowledge to help mediators acquire the skills and sensitivities needed in the field of Elder Mediation. Areas covered include:

  • Interdisciplinary contributions to the theoretical foundations of Elder Mediation
  • Intergenerational dynamics
  • Evolving definitions of family in Elder Mediation
  • Elder abuse, neglect, and power; agism
  • Legal and capacity issues
  • Code of professional conduct

Email: fmc@fmc.ca 

Phone: 1-519-585-3118

More information is here.

 

September 2017

September 6, 7 & 8

Toronto, ON

Family Relations (14 / 21 Hours)

Trainer: Jared Norton, M.S.W., RSW., Acc. FM

The Family Relations Course is an intensive two-day (FDRIO) or three-day (OAFM) course designed to meet new standards of accreditation for Family Mediator designation. The course is required for all non-mental health professionals. The course is designed to provide additional theory, understanding, and skills to address complex intimate partner and family related issues, and mental health issues, which are present in Family Mediation. The course combines lecture, individual and group exercises, multimedia, and case examples.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here.

 

September 12-16

Los Angeles, California

40-hour Family Mediation Training

Trainers:  Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Principal Trainer, Dr. Mary Lund (Presentation on Parenting and High Conflict Couples) and Virginia Colin, Assistant Trainer (Fairfax, Va., Vice President, Academy of Professional Family Mediators)

This uniquely designed training is a favorite for beginners and experienced mediators alike. In addition to a solid overview of skills and concepts based on cutting-edge scholarship in the field, this training offers the following customized features: Effective telephone intake and orientation model; Private Preliminary Planning Sessions for Each Party (PPP); How to Work with Lawyers and Experts in the Room; and each participant will conclude course with a three-hour mediation integrating seven financial issues  [Approved for 37.5 Hours of California MCLE and Family Specialization and 40 Hours for California Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists and is approved in other states upon request.]

Email: jodym@mostenmediation.com

Phone: 310-441-1454

More information is here.

Training Participant Comments: http://www.mostenmediation.com/training/index.html#mediation

Tuition and Registration information here.

 

September 18 & 19

Toronto, ON

Basic Parenting Coordination

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

This interactive two-day workshop explores the fundamentals of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to understand the elements of the PC process, define the PC’s scope of authority, establish a clear, effective PC contract, and more.

Email: frank@riverdalemediaton.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here. 

 

September 22-24

Kensington MD

20-Hour Child Access Mediation Training

Trainer: Carl D Schneider, Ph.D.

This training focuses on the skills involved in becoming an effective mediator in parenting disputes, including how to talk about custody and visitation, distress and disorder: emotional aspects of separation and divorce, screening for and addressing domestic violence, the bifurcation of custody and child support, child development theory: its use and abuse in custody cases, parenting plans for very young children, the “50/50” myth, and more. A 350-page manual. Use of videotapes. Workshop limited to ten participants.

Phone: (301)581-0330

More info is here.

 

September 25, 26 & 27 / 28, 2017

Toronto, ON

Family Law (21 / 30 Hours)

Trainers: Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.B., LL.M.(ADR), Acc. FM / Cert. F. Med Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM Plus guest speakers (TBA)

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. *recommended training only for Mental Health and Other Professionals.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here.

October 2017

 

October 4 – 6 and 11 – 13

Corte Madera, CA

Mediator Training

Trainer: Steven Rosenberg

This training from long-time mediation trainer Steven Rosenberg covers every step of the mediation process from initial contact to settlement and includes extensive practice sessions with observation and feedback by experienced practitioners. This training has been approved for MCLE credit for Attorneys. To see what prior participants have to say, visit this page.

Email: Steven@RosenbergMediation.com

Phone: (415) 383-5544

More information is here.

 

October 7, 8, 14, 21, and 28

Monroe Township, NJ

40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training

Trainer: Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM and distinguished mediators, attorneys, therapists, and other professionals.

Learn through lecture, faculty demonstration, and role plays. The key elements of training are
• Technique: Learn what mediation is, what good mediation skills are, and how to use these techniques in your practice.
• Parenting, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
• Process: How a divorce mediation is conducted from beginning to end.

Participants will receive documents, such as agreements to mediate, balance and expense spreadsheets, and Memoranda of Understanding in both paper and electronic format that you can customize for your practice.

Email: ajessani@dwdmediation.org
Phone: (201) 217-1090
More info is here.

 

October 16, 17, 18

 Toronto, ON

Screening for Power Imbalances Including Family Violence

Trainers: Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.B., LL.M.(ADR), Acc. FM / Cert. F. Med Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM

Brief description of program: 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. The trainer, Hilary Linton has taught lawyers, mediators, collaborative practitioners and arbitrators in the U.K., the U.S., British Columbia, Nunavut and across Ontario, including staff at Legal Aid Ontario and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. Speakers, co-trainers, skilled coaches and professional actors supplement the lectures. Case studies, role plays and exercises are designed to teach family law professionals how to identify, assess and manage risk and power imbalances in their practices.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here.

 

October 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27

Lexington, Massachusetts

40-Hour Divorce Meditation Training – approved by APFM

Trainers: John A. Fiske & Diane Neumann

We have offered our 40-hour training since 1998 and continue to stimulate our trainees and ourselves in a comprehensive explanation, demonstration and the realistic experience of mediating a divorce. We believe people learn by doing, so we emphasize role plays in a safe place for people to learn divorce mediation skills as well as a lot about themselves. We are proud that 7 of our present Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judges have taken our training, along with several judges who after retirement took this training on their path to becoming divorce mediators. This training was the first to be approved by the APFM.

Email: jadamsfiske@yahoo.com
More information is here.

 

October 20, 21, 22

New York City, NY

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation

The Center’s Basic Training program, usually given on two weekends (five days), 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. This program includes the required 2 hours on Domestic Violence Training and has 42 CLE credits in New York.

Phone: (212)799-4302 (Ken Neumann)
More info is here.

 

October 23-27

San Rafael, California

Essentials of Meditation (3 days) and Divorce Mediation (2 days)

Trainer: Nancy Foster, J.D

Last time offered – last chance to take it! Learn to mediate with skill & heart. Two dynamic master mediators share their knowledge, experience & philosophies about guiding parties to better understanding & durable resolutions. Practical skill-building grounded in theory & research. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises & role plays. Extensive manual with forms incl. 5-, 3- or 2-day training. Early registration discounted fees available.

Email: ncmc@ncmc-mediate.org

Phone: (415)461-6392

More information is here.

 

October 26 – 28

Chicago, IL

ADFP Divorce Catalyst Conference

The Association of Divorce Financial Planners is eager to have professional family mediators participate in their 2017 conference. The conference will feature numerous advanced, cutting-edge workshops, as well as sessions on divorce taxation designed for the newer divorce financial planning practitioner. Family mediators and divorce financial planners are natural referral partners.

Email: kristin.beane@divorceandfinance.org
Phone: 508-499-3701

More info is here.

 

 

November 2017

November 2 – 4

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2.5-Day Elder Mediation Training

This training focuses on adult guardianship and family caregiver mediation. Learn the differences between other types of mediation and elder mediation. In this training, we will focus on the mediator’s responsibility toward inclusion of the older person’s voice in the mediation and techniques for working in multiparty family mediations. At the conclusion of the training, you will be prepared to organize and perform elder mediations. This training is meant as an advanced training for those who have already taken basic mediation training, and an introduction to elder mediation for those who have not. Offered through Conflict Resolution Services.

Email: director@conflictservicespa.org
Phone: (717)293-7231

November 4, 5

New York City, NY

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation

The Center’s Basic Training program, usually given on two weekends (five days), 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. This program includes the required 2 hours on Domestic Violence Training and has 42 CLE credits in New York.

Phone: (212)799-4302 (Ken Neumann)
More info is here.

 

November 22, 23 & 24

Toronto, ON

Advanced Family Mediation Practicum (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.B., LL.M.(ADR), 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.

 

 December 2017

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 advance 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.

To request a listing on this calendar

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

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