When

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm each day

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Where

OC Human Relations

1801 E Edinger
Suite 115
Santa Ana, CA 92705
 

 
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Contact

Kathy Shimizu

714-480-6581 

Kathy@ochumanrelations.org

 

What People are Saying:

“ I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have a private psychotherapy practice serving families.  I believe that mediation can be a powerful process for change... The Divorce Mediation Training is comprehensive and was a great opportunity to add to my skill set." 

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"The presenting staff were exceptional as instructors.  Each kept all participants' attention, and each of them seemed to be  sincere and excited about teaching and helping the upcoming mediators to prepare for future successful mediations." 

 

40-Hour

Divorce Mediation

Training 

Register today for OC Human Relations' 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training. Experience an introduction to knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you as a mediator and/or other family support provider to work successfully with divorcing couples. You will go home with helpful resources and a greater ability to mediate difficult situations.
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Background

Family disputes often involve complex legal issues and high emotional entanglements between disputing parties. Such cases present mediators with challenges that require a wide range of skills. The goal of this course is to help those interested in becoming Divorce Mediators to begin to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to successfully work with divorcing couples.

Program Objectives: 

 The training program focuses on skill development necessary to enable a family mediator to

  • Approach each case with the goal of helping parties develop their own solutions to issues in dispute;
  • Provide a safe environment for meaningful exchanges between the parties;
  • Assess the capabilities of the parties to advocate for their own interests;
  • Explain the court filing process and options for navigating the system.
  • Provide access to resources necessary to facilitate decision-making;
  • Address interactional roadblocks to the resolution process;
  • Assist parties with the development of a Term Sheet stating the terms they have agreed to; and
  • Recognize possible biases and adhere to mediator standards of conduct.

Content: 

 The content and objectives of this training are based on the Model Standards of Practice for Divorce and Family Mediation. In addition, the training addresses the unique needs of the Orange County DRPA program. Supplemental readings on family mediation procedures and issues are provided. Training cost includes a copy of The Mediator’s Handbook by Jennifer Beers plus the 200+ page OCHR Divorce Mediation Training Manual and access to case forms that can be presonalized for private practice.

Basic Divorce Mediation Certificate:

In order to receive a certificate of completion for the Basic Divorce Mediation Training, participants must attend all sessions of the 40-hour classroom training.

MCLE Credit for Legal Professionals:

 This course has been approved by the State Bar of California for 37.5 MCLE credits (including 1.5 for Bias). The 37.5 credits may be purchased for an additional fee.

DRPA Mediation Training Certification:

This training satisfies the basic mediation training requirement of the Dispute Resoluton Programs Act (DRPA). Trainess who attend all 40 hours of the training will receive a certificate indicating the training was DRPA approved.

Register Now! NOTE: Any cancelation/refund requests must be in writing and received 72 hours before the first training date and will be subject to a $50 cancelation fee.