Separation and Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support
Five Days (40 Credit Hours)
Mediators who want to work with clients who are separating or divorcing need to understand how to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact to understanding legislation to creating plans and mediated agreements. This course covers the components of creating a parenting plan including how to write up a mediated agreement, how to use the federal and provincial child support legislation and tables, and the impact of parental conflict and violence on the well‐being of children. Students will be able to understand and manage emotional intensity and challenges specific to this area of practice. This course prepares mediators to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact, to creation of a mediated agreement, including parenting plans and child support.
Who Should Take This Course
Experienced mediators and advanced mediation students interested in working in the field of separation and divorce.
ADRIA membership is required to take ADRIA courses and to register into our Program Certificates.
Full attendance to all five days of training is mandatory.
Full course attendance of all three courses is required to qualify for the Certificate in Separation and Divorce Mediation.
The fee for this course is $2000 plus GST.
Course materials include a Learner’s Manual and a Reference Manual with applicable legislation. All materials are provided in class.
This course includes lectures, personal reflection, video, watching a mock mediation, and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on practicing skills and role-playing in small groups, each provided with a coach to guide the exercises and give feedback. Some homework is required.
Class times for this course are 8:30 to 5:30 to accommodate 40 credit hours.
Program Certificate Credits
This course is a required course for the Program Certificate in Separation and Divorce Mediation. It also qualifies for 40 credit hours as an Elective Course for the Program Certificate in Conflict Leadership.
ADR Designation Qualification
This course qualifies as 40 hours of specialized ADR training towards the Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) and Chartered Mediator (C.Med) professional designations.
Alberta's association of mediators and arbitrators.
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