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.

June 2017

June 6 – 7

Bellevue, Washington

2-Day Training in Elder Mediation (Or 1-Day Elder Mediation Overview)

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. 13.5 Washington State Bar CLE credits approved, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Cost: Early Bird, $695; Full price, $725. This training also offers a 1-day option for those who want an exposure to Elder Mediation but are not intending to mediate these cases. The 1-day option is for June 6 only. The cost for the 1-day option is $395. NOTE: Box lunch included for both options.

Email: info@learn2mediate.com

Phone: (800) 535-1155 or (734) 663-1155

 

June 22 – 24

Malibu, California

2.5-Day Elder Care Mediation Training

Trainers: Zena Zumeta & Susan Butterwick

Zena Zumeta and Susan Butterwick will be conducting an elder mediation training as part of the 30th Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution offered by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. 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.

Email: lori.rushford@pepperdine.edu

Phone: (310)506-6342 (Lori Rushford)

 

July 2017

July 14 – 15

Chicago, IL

Practice Development Institute

Trainer: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

This two-day workshop provides a practical model for implementing client-centered peacemaking strategies in your profession, including unbundled legal services and innovative dispute resolution tools. Participants will learn new ways to help clients while staying out of court and explore the personal and ethical dimensions of collaborative problem-solving. Interdisciplinary practitioners will benefit from this training, including lawyers, mediators, mental health professionals, paralegals and financial professionals.

More information is here.

 

July 24 – 28

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

40 Hour Initial Divorce Mediation Training

Trainers: Stephen K. Erickson, Marilyn S. McKnight,  Charles Robinson.

This 40-hour Divorce Mediation Training is for those who wish to begin to establish a career in Divorce Mediation. The Trainers have 40 years experience mediating divorces. They were instrumental in designing the first national divorce mediation training in 1980, and have mediated more than 6,000 cases among them. Steve and Marilyn as pioneers in family mediation began mediating parenting plans and alternatives to the child support guidelines in the 1985 and continue to develop creative options in divorce mediation.

Email: marilyn@ericksonmediation.com

Phone: (952) 835-3688

More information is here.

 

July 25-27

Newton MA

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

Trainers: Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe

Learn skills and techniques for working with seniors and adult families facing issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, financial planning, inheritance/estate disputes, medical decisions, family communication, and guardianship. Three days packed with content, role-plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants (who often travel from around the world to attend).

Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC

Email: info@ElderDecisions.com

Phone: 617-621-7009 x29

More info is here. 

 

August 2017

 

 

 

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 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 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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