Elder Mediation & Shared Family

Decision-Making Workshop


2-Day Intensive Workshop


  As our population ages, mediators who specialize in Elder Mediation and Shared Family Decision Making will become more and more in demand.  Are you ready to be one of the first mediators in Florida trained in this discipline?


This comprehensive 2-day training will familiarize mediators with the challenges and rewards of this very specialized practice area.  Susan and Elinor will be joined by a team of experts who will discuss the landscape of elder law, elder affairs, care-giving, care management, elder services, family dynamics, and mediation marketing so that you are best prepared to launch or expand your mediation practice in the arena of Elder Law and Shared Family Decision Making. 


Elder Mediation helps seniors and their adult children resolve conflicts regarding:

  • Care-giving
  • Living Arrangements
  • Financial planning
  • Medical decisions
  • Communication
  • Driving
  • Guardianship
  • Issues of Independence

  • Short vs Long Term Care Concerns

  • Issues of Grief and Loss

The Course Will Cover:

  • Mental and Physical Effects of Aging
  • Legal Planning
  • Advanced Multi Party Mediation Skills and the Challenges of Elder Mediation
  • Interactive Exercises and Tools for Elder Mediators
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Asset Issues

  • Short and Long Term Financial Management and Responsibility

  • Marketing as an Elder Mediator

  • And more!


Program Schedule


May 16-17, 2012 Wed-Thu Boca Raton
Sep 20-21, 2012 Thu-Fri Orlando


     Program Fee $595         

   Includes Continental Breakfast, and Training Manual



Register Early!  Seating is Limited!  


 Continuing Education Credits

Florida Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals: 14.0 General CEU's

Mediators: 16.0 CME including 2 hrs in Ethics, 2 in Domestic Violence, and 1 in Diversity. 

Attorneys: 15.0 CLE inclucing 11.0 in Elder Law/ 11.00 Wills, Trusts and Estates/ 1.5 in Ethics

Professional Presenters:

Cathy F. Bowers, President of National Patient Advocate Inc. in Plantation is a graduate of the University of Miami's Alfus Patient Advocacy Certificate Program. As a Patient Advocate Cathy’s priorities are helping to reduce medical errors and achieving optimum well-being for her clients. Ultimately, Cathy helps her patients as they navigate through the healthcare system so that they can better focus on recovery.

Susan Fleischer, LCSW, MSSW, ACSW, CMC, CSW-G, CSWM, SMFSW, is a Past-president of both the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. In addition, she is one of only three Floridians who have received NAPGCM’s designation of “Fellow of the Leadership Academy.” She has held positions with various organizations in Florida and is currently the Executive Director of SeniorBridge’s National Care Management Network.

Michelle Hollister, Esq., Managing Partner at Solkoff Legal, PA, in Delray Beach, is President-Elect of the National Guardianship Association. Previously, Michelle served as the Director of Probate and Guardianship Services for the 17th Judicial Circuit as well as the Executive Director of Florida’s Statewide Public Guardianship Office where she was responsible for the oversight of Florida’s 15 public guardianship offices.

David Levy, JD is a Family Care-giver Expert and pioneer in the field of non-clinical family care-giving. He is President and CEO of the Family Caregiver Advocacy Group and Chairman of the American Association for Caregiver Education. David is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and an approved Subject Matter Expert on Eldercare and Intergenerational Conflict. With over 20 years of experience as a Gerontology Educator, David’s areas of expertise include complex family care-giving, aging, chronic illness, and family dynamics.

Holly O’Neill, Esq., a partner with Miller and O’Neill in Boca Raton, is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney and a Board Certified Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorney. She has an LLM in Taxation and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. An active member of the community, Holly is involved with various charitable groups and she is a Past-President of the South Pam Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Lenora Porter-Wynn is a Senior Human Services Program Specialist for the State of Florida’s Adult Protective Services Program Office in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a seasoned trainer, responsible for providing training to the Adult Protective Service’s Investigative and Protective Supervision staff and to other agencies on the issues of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Kenneth Rubin, Esq., a pioneer in the field of Elder Law, is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney. He is a Past-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and has lectured for the Bar’s Elder Law Certification Program. Ken is a Past-President of the Area Agency on Aging of Broward County, a Past President of Area-Wide Housing for the Elderly of Broward, a Founding Director of the Broward County Alzheimer’s Association, a Director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County, and the Florida Bar's Designee to the End of Life Panel, which was established by the Legislature to recommend changes in end of life legal and medical procedures. Ken is Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Enrique Zamora, Esq., is the Founding Partner of Zamora & Hillman in Coconut Grove. He is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Enrique’s practice is focused on Elder Law, Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and Probate and Guardianship administration and litigation. He is Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.


Mediation Training Group
21218 St. Andrews Blvd., #112
Boca Raton , FL 33433
Telephone # 561-241-0413/561-852-1633
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This program will provide 16.0 CME including 2 hrs in Ethics, 2 in Domestic Violence, and 1 in Diversity.



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