Divorce Mediation Training
This intensive five-day course provides students with the opportunity to fulfill an important role in family law under the tutelage of experts in the field. Guest lecturers have included a Domestic Relations judge, a divorce Financial Planner, and a court-annexed Mediation Administrator. This program has been approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution - Family Section and is accepted by local courts for family mediation rosters.
Courses touch upon the following subject areas:
- Strategic mediation skills to help couples make decisions
- The court perspective on divorce, alimony and property division
- How emotions affect the couple and children in a separation/divorce
- Effective techniques to deal with an impasse
- How to recognize and deal with power imbalances
- Ethical concerns of the mediator
- Knowledge to effectively mediate separation and divorce issues
- Divorce mediation opportunities in Illinois and how to build a practice
Continuing Education Credits for Attorneys and Counselors
- The program is co-sponsored by the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. The IMHCA is licensed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to provide 40 CEs for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs and LMFTs.
- This course was approved for 37.25 general MCLE credits by the Illinois MCLE Board. Of that total, 10.25 credits were approved as Professional Responsibility Credits by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism.
- The program was approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System's Office of ADR Programs. Final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster. Furthermore, as the program covers Illinois-specific divorce laws and court procedures, for those who intend to mediate in New York, additional training in New York court-specific rules and procedures and relevant New York law may be necessary.
- The Florida Bar has approved this course for 44.50 General CLER credits, including 12.50 Ethics and 33.50 Marital and Family Law Credits (maximum) for a period of 06/11/2012 to 12/11/2013.
- You may also earn continuing education credits for other jurisdictions. We will be able to complete any required documents, but you will pay the fees for the credits which may range from free to over $100. You may wish to review the American Bar Association CLE website and find your jurisdiction in advance.
Advanced Divorce Mediation Training Now Available
Building on concepts explored in Divorce Mediation Skills Training, this two-and-a-half-day course will delve into specific tools used in mediating divorces, with a half-day focus on each of the following topics: “mediating the financials,” “defining needs and interests,” “interviewing children,” “writing the MOU” and “an anatomy of a divorce case in Illinois.” Each topic will be presented by a leading practitioner with extensive backgrounds in each area, including a CPA, an associate judge from Cook County and nationally recognized divorce mediators.
Click on the navigation on the left side of the page for more details, including detailed module information. Please note that to earn the Advanced Divorce Mediation Training Certificate, you must complete the entire two-and-a-half-day course.
To earn the Divorce Mediation Training certificate, students must complete an intensive five-day course, DIV_MED 201-0
To earn an Advanced Divorce Mediation Training Certificate, students must complete the two-and-one-half day course, DIV_MED 215-0
Each course earns a separate certificate. You may take DIV-MED 215-0 without taking DIV-MED 201-0 if you have extensive mediation experience. Please contact us if you have questions.