Divorce Mediation Training Program
This intensive five-day course provides students with the opportunity to fulfill an important role in family law under the tutelage of highly experienced experts in the field. This program has been approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution and is accepted by many courts and providers of mediation services for inclusion on divorce mediation rosters.
Spring 2016 Course Dates:
- Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22, 2016, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Spring registration opens in late February.
Courses touch upon the following subject areas:
Skills and knowledge to effectively mediate separation, divorce and post-divorce issues
Laws related to divorce, alimony and property division
Emotional issues in divorce
Effective techniques to deal with impasse
Intimate partner violence, power imbalances, screening for appropriateness for mediation
Legal and ethical issues for mediators
Dealing with high conflict and impasse
Practice building tools
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 35.75 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 is pending approval 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.
- 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.
To earn the Divorce Mediation Training certificate, students must complete an intensive five-day course, DIV_MED 201-0.