Divorce Mediation Training Associates is one of the oldest and most experienced divorce mediation training organizations in the country. Attorneys John Fiske, LL.B. and Diane Neumann, M.A., J.D., founded DMTA in 1989 and in 2018, after 30 years of training mediators, turned DMTA over to Attorneys Ellen Waldorf and Justin Kelsey.
This unique Divorce Mediation Training offered by DMTA has been taken by over 850 people in New England, including eight Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Judges.
In addition to keeping the Divorce Mediation Training going twice per year, Ellen and Justin are expanding the offerings of DMTA beyond divorce mediation to include other areas of mediation and other conflict resolution skills. These trainings will be offered under the name Conflict Resolution Training Associates.
We hope Conflict Resolution Training Associates can further the mission of DMTA by expanding our training offerings. The first such offering will be our Mediation Masters Training in May, 2020, further details to come soon.
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Located in Massachusetts, our intensive five-day divorce mediation training program equips you with the skills of a divorce mediator and satisfies Massachusetts Rule 8 training requirements for mediators and court approved parent coordinators. Whether you are an attorney, therapist or other professional, we have designed our divorce mediation training for those who want to start a private divorce mediation practice, add divorce mediation to an already successful law practice, or learn mediation skills for career advancement. We’re not just trainers—we’re professional divorce mediators who practice what we teach.
Divorce Mediators need to have a working knowledge of divorce law to be effective. Our 5-day training works best when all the attendees has a basic level of knowledge about divorce law. For that purpose, we also offer a 1-day Divorce Law Basics for Mediators course prior to the 5-day training. This training will help professionals who are not as familiar with family law in Massachusetts get the most out of the Divorce Mediation Training. It’s also available to registrants who have previously taken a divorce mediation training and want a refresher on divorce law in Massachusetts.
Ellen Waldorf and Justin Kelsey conduct their 5-day mediation trainings and 1-day trainings twice per year, once in Spring and again in the Fall. Ready to reserve your spot? Please fill out the registration form online. We look forward to hearing from you.