Divorce and Custody Mediation Training


Are you looking for a comprehensive basic divorce and custody mediation class that meets state requirements? Look no further.

In response to the growing demand for professional mediators, the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute offers a comprehensive 40-hour, five-day hands-on training. Workshops are regularly scheduled in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois. These workshops cost $1,500, with a discount for early registration. See our calendar for upcoming trainings. In addition, we can bring the program to you. Contact us if your organization is interested in hosting a workshop at your site.

This program is paced to involve and inform you throughout the workshop; past attendees have told us that our training is the best they've ever received. We're confident you'll feel the same about your experience with us.

Through a combination of role play, lecture, simulation, discussion and videotapes of actual mediation, this workshop takes participants through the process of divorce and custody mediation from the orientation session to the completed memorandum of agreement.

Each workshop covers the following:

  • Effective conflict management
  • Mediation techniques
  • Power balancing
  • Support and parenting arrangements
  • Custody issues
  • Property division
  • Tax, pension, and financial issues
  • The emotional stages of divorce
  • Working constructively with attorneys
  • Using experts in mediation
  • Screening for domestic violence and other impediments to mediation
  • Ethics and standards of practice
  • Marketing, networking and professional development

You'll also receive a comprehensive training manual and CD with ready-to-use forms.

Attendance at each workshop is limited to assure direct feedback and coaching in role plays. We also connect participants to supervision and continuing education programs.

State Approvals

The training has been approved in a number of states. If we are not approved in your area, we provide documentation for your application. Please check with us.

Training Approved By the Following
Association for Conflict Resolution 40-hour comprehensive divorce mediation training program. This training may be applied toward the requirements for practitioner membership in the association.
Illinois Meets the requirements for Custody Mediation programs in the courts, and is approved for Social Work CEU's and 36 MCLE credits and 36 Professionalism credits. (Add $40 to receive MCLE credits.)
Iowa Meets requirements for Iowa courts.
Kentucky Meets requirements for Kentucky courts.
Michigan Approved by State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court as a Domestic Relations Mediation Training Program under Michigan Court Rule 3.216. Additional day of Domestive Violence Screening Training and observations are required for court list. (Learn more.)
New York Meets requirements for New York programs.
North Carolina Meets requirements for North Carolina court programs.
Pennsylvania Meets requirements for PA Court Rule 1940.4 and PA Continuing Legal Education credits.
Tennessee Meets requirements for Tennessee. An additional day of Tennessee law is required.
Washington Meets requirements for Washington courts.

Upcoming Divorce & Custody Workshops

Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7, 2015
Divorce & Custody (Domestic Relations) Mediator + Domestic Violence Screening Training
Ann Arbor, Mich.

March 23 - 27, 2015
Divorce and Custody Mediation Training
Chicago, Ill.

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