Upcoming Program Courses
This program certificate trains
mediators to work in the field of separation and divorce:
The certificate program consists of three
Learners who successfully complete the
three courses will earn a certificate in Separation and Divorce Mediation.
Learners can take the modules individually or take the full 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. These experienced mediators provide or have provided family mediation through Alberta Justice Resolution Services and all three continue to services through their private practices. 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 for Separation & Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support and Separation & Divorce Mediation: Spousal Support and Division of Property include a Learner's Manual for each course 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 or online.
Course materials for High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict and Complexity in Mediation include a Learner's Manual. All materials are mailed to students or provided online. Online links are provided to external videos, and access to skill demonstration videos, and course forums.
This Certificate Program is comprised of three courses. The program courses include online 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
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
These courses qualify as 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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