Family Mediation Certification Program
The Family Mediation Certification Program
is a specially designed 40-hour training program (5-days)
Approved by the Florida Supreme Court for certification
as a Family Court Mediator.
This interactive program, certified and approved
by the Florida Supreme Court, provides a unique opportunity to enhance
and expand the conflict resolution skills that you currently possess.
You will improve your negotiation techniques, your methodologies
for diffusing anger, and your strategies for acting as a third party neutral.
The program focuses on the mediation of family matters with an emphasis on divorce.
Additionally, the program is designed to provide an understanding of mediation
in theory and practice, as well as furnish the essential conflict
resolution skills necessary to mediate in all professional fields.
The program meets the training requirements of the Florida Supreme Court for
Certification as a Family Court Mediator. All participants receive a set of written
materials including a Florida Supreme Court approved Family Mediator's Manual;
copies of the mediation statutes and rules; a community resource directory; information
on professional mediation organizations, a variety of other mediation resources,
handouts, and interactive exercises. Additionally participants will receive software
for calculating child support.
This program will be presented by the following faculty members: Prof.
Susan Dubow; Ken Gordon, Esq, Elinor Robin, PhD, LMHC,
LMFT; Paul Schweinler, LMHC, NCC, DAPA, Lenore
Walker, PhD, and David Spofford, JD.
Visit Our Faculty page to view bios of faculty members.
2014 Program Schedule
|March 21-22 & 28-30
||Fri-Sat & Fri-Sun
|May 16-17 & 30-31, June 1
||Fri-Sat & Fri-Sun
|July 28-Aug 1
|Nov 7,8 & 14-16
||Fri-Sat & Fri-Sun
Registration Fee is $895.00,
and continental breakfast each day.
Program hours: 9:00am-6:15pm each day
Continuing Education Credits
Certified Mediators will earn 2-ethics, 2-domestic violence, 1- diversity & 35-general
Attorneys will earn 48 CLER credits including 6-ethics.
Mental Health Professionals will earn 40 hours of CEU
Why YOU Should Become a Family Mediator?
- To acquire another viable profession which expands and enhances your current
- To increase your marketability, create consulting opportunities and
an alternative to Managed Care
become a more effective client advocate at mediations
- To learn important strategies and technecks to become a highly
successful negotiator and conflict manager
- To broaden your methodologies for diffusing anger and anger management
- To complete the training component for becoming a court ordered Parenting
Why Choose Mediation Training Group?
- Our faculty is composed of mediators who have vibrant and lucrative practices; law professors; conflict resolution professors and other Award winning, recognized experts in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution
- We provide a structure within a relaxed, congenial atmosphere, conducive to adult learning
- Our programs are truly "edutainment"
- We assist in your completing your mentorship
- Our training provides a section on marketing "How To Start Your Mediation Practice"
- We provide you with all the forms and documents needed to start your practice
- We provide you with software to assist you in Child Support Calculation
- Free monthly
teleconferences with Professor Susan Dubow, Dr Elinor Robin and mediators
Who Benefits From This Training?
- Psychologists, Family Therapists, Social Workers and Mental Health
- Attorneys & other legal system professionals
- Educators and Clergy
- Health Care Professionals
- Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Personnel
- CPAs and Human Resource Managers
- AND, anyone who wants to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified
What You Will Learn:
- How to start and market your mediation practice
- Mediation concepts, techniques and strategies
- The stages and components of the mediation session
- The role and qualities of the effective mediator
- Practical ways to utilize community resources
- How to prepare a written settlement agreement
- The applicable statutes and ethical rules for certified and court
- The psychological issues and dynamics that commonly exist in a family
undergoing separation and divorce
- The common needs and concerns of children in the context of divorce
and family re-organization
- Legal concepts that relate to family law, taxes and economics
- How to market your mediation practice