Divorce Mediation Training Associates

Learn Divorce Mediation or improve your skills in online interactive seminars led by experienced facilitators.

Regardless of your profession and whether you want to mediate or just expand your skills, mediation training is for you. Register for one of these offerings:

Intro Training

40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

coffee cup labelled beginThis intensive 40-hour intensive divorce mediation training class equips you with the skills of a divorce mediator. Whether you are an attorney, therapist, financial planner or other professional, we have designed our divorce mediation training for those who want to start a divorce mediation practice, add divorce mediation to an already successful practice, or learn mediation skills for working with couples in conflict. We’re not just trainers—we’re professional divorce mediators who practice what we teach.

This training fulfills the 40-hour basic family mediation training requirement for certification through the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. Click here for more information about the curriculum.

For Massachusetts practitioners:

Next training is January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2021 – 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) via Zoom

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship for Divorce Mediation Training

statute of liberty in front of cloudsIn an on-going effort to expand the pool of divorce mediators to better reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, DMTA welcomes two Equity & Inclusion Fellows to participate in each 40-hour divorce mediation training. Fellows receive a tuition discount up to ninety percent of the training cost.

8-Hour Massachusetts Divorce Law Basics

This training may be taken on its own or as a complement to the 40-hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training. This training will help professionals , lawyers and non-lawyers, whose work would benefit from an understanding of Massachusetts family law. The class covers the basic elements of a divorce settlement and the legal considerations that govern them.

Next training is January 7 & 8, 2021 – 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) via Zoom

Advanced Training

multiple climbers hiking up mountainMediation practice, as with most professions, presents new issues and challenges over time.
DMTA’s advanced offerings are designed to help newly-minted and experienced mediators
improve their skills.

Upcoming advanced trainings:

Role Play Program – (Rescheduled to) December 18, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST) – Mediation Practice & Feedback Opportunity:

Are you a new mediator or an experienced mediator with limited experience mediating online?  This training will provide you the opportunity to work on the elements of online mediation that you find challenging like connecting with clients, managing breakout rooms, or sharing information.  Each participant will have an opportunity to act as a mediator, client, and observer all under the guidance of an experienced facilitator.  Bring your interesting cases and your greatest concerns.

Alumni Events

DMTA values the richness of experience and knowledge of the hundreds of mediators trained under its current and former leadership. To cultivate a sharing of that knowledge and experience and to build a sense of community, DMTA sponsors alumni events throughout the year.

Upcoming alumni events:

Discussing Intake ProcessesDecember 9, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST) – Join us for networking with alumni and a discussion about your intake process. Who answers your phone? How do they direct clients to mediation v. other services?

Testimonials:

“I want to reiterate how rich, stimulating, thought provoking and fun our training was.”
– Miriam Rabinovitch, Newton Clinical Social Worker

“This divorce mediation training not only provided a great jump start to my mediation practice, but the techniques taught were transferable and highly useful in negotiations in which I serve as an attorney.” 
 Regina Snow Mandl
Boston Attorney

“A brain transplant – which will alter your mediation practice and may change your life” — Mark Berson
Greenfield, MA Attorney