Divorce Mediation Training
Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned practitioner, or a person interested in exploring what mediation has to offer, we have designed this course to provide you with the tools and techniques you will need to be a successful mediator.
We are committed to providing the best training experience possible. To that end we strive for an individualized component and offer small classes – usually a maximum of 12 students. (Typical mediation trainings have 25-35 students in the same class.) We can assure you that the experience you’ll have in our small classroom will be well worth your time and money.
Satisfies Massachusetts Rule 8 training requirements for mediators.
The 5-Day Course: During the five-day course, we provide opportunities for you to practice what you are learning. Classes are small in order to create a lively, interactive environment. We focus on the skills you need and you practice putting them to use, so that you leave the course with a firm grasp of successful mediation techniques.
This training satisfies Massachusetts Rule 8 training requirements for mediators. Since January of 2005, Massachusetts has coupled with the Uniform Rules of Dispute Resolution – known as “Rule 8”. This Rule established court-connected alternative dispute resolution, which includes mediation in the Massachusetts court system. Our Divorce Mediation Training of 40 hours exceeds the 30 hour Rule 8 minimum, and our Divorce Mediation Training covers advanced divorce mediation.
The Optional 1-Day Divorce Law Training: The Divorce Mediation Training works best when all the attendees has a basic level of knowledge about divorce law. In order to help attendees with less divorce experience 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.
— Paulette Speight, Financial Therapist
Member of the National Mediation Training Registry