This program certificate trains mediators to work in the field of separation and divorce:
The certificate program consists of three courses:
Learners who successfully complete the three courses will earn a certificate in Separation and Divorce Mediation. This includes 61 in-class hours.
Learners can take the modules individually or take the full 61 hour (8-day) program to earn a Program Certificate in Separation and Divorce Mediation. It is recommended that the program be completed within two to three years.
"[The] Separation and Divorce course was very informative, [I] appreciated the insights and expertise of the instructors. The hands on learning through the role plays and individual coaching was invaluable and challenging. This work is not for the faint of heart and having concrete information and facts will help individuals discern if this work is for them. Our Resource Binder is laid out well, with all kinds of resources, templates, and samples that are necessary to be in this line of work. Greatly appreciated!" – Linda M.
The creators and instructors of the Program Certificate in Separation and Divorce Mediation are Judith Lake C.Med., Rachel McDonald C.Med., and Joanne Munro C.Med.
Together, they have helped thousands of clients work collaboratively through separation and divorce as well as issues of guardianship and grandparent time. All three provide family mediation through their private practices and through Alberta Justice Resolution Services. They have been actively involved in teaching and mentoring mediators for well over a decade.
The well‐researched course content and extensive student manuals are evidence of their passion for ethical practice and continuous learning. Their goal is for mediators taking the program to be well‐equipped to work safely and skillfully in this highly charged and emotionally intense field.
Who Should Take this Program
Experienced mediators and advanced mediation students interested in working in the separation and divorce field.
Certificate Application Fee: $25 (upon completion of all courses)
Course materials include a Learner's Manual for each module and a Reference Manual. The Reference Manual includes copies of the applicable legislation, and samples and templates for all the issues common to this work, as well as a list of resources and referral agencies to help clients prepare for mediation. All materials are provided in class.
This Certificate Program is 8 days (61 hours) of training, the program courses include lecture, video, personal reflection, group discussion, and small group activities and role-playing with a coach providing feedback. Instructors are available for consultation regarding assignments throughout the course and to ensure student success.
Application for Program Certificate
Upon completion of all three courses and the additional assignments, please download and complete the Program Certificate Application form.
ADR Designation Qualification
Once complete, this Program Certificate qualifies as 70 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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