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Certificate in Family Mediation

This course provides you with the skillset necessary for becoming a Family Mediator. In this comprehensive course, you will receive training in the Mediators Without Borders INACCORD® conflict resolution model. You will learn special skills necessary for mediating familial disputes and parent-child issues, including niche topics such as disagreements with aging family members and probate and estate conflicts. Upon successful completion, Mediators Without Borders will award you four individual certificates in Mediation, Applied Mediation Practice, Family Mediation and Professional Family Mediator. A final exam is optional upon completion of the course.

6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Certificate in Family Mediation

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES430

What You Will Learn
  • Articulate the use of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis model for use family mediation
  • Examine the Three Phases and Four Stages of the InAccord® model
  • Explore the pre-interview and post interview phases of the INACCORD® mediation as applied to family disputes
  • Apply the Touchstone Skills of questioning, reflecting, and reframing to simulated mediation cases
  • Apply INACCORD® surveys to simulated cases and analyze the results
  • Examine ways the conflict is generated in families
  • Understand theories related to family systems and apply concepts to common disputes
  • Understand the mental and physical effects of aging and its effects on families
  • Examine probate and estate disputes and how mediation helps bring resolution
  • Explore family business disputes and apply mediation to their resolution
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself to work in a legal office, on a human resources team, or in private family mediation practice
  • Settle disputes between people and receive the personal satisfaction of creating a more functional environment

Outline

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INACCORD® Mediation Certificate

Learn about the justice and alternative dispute resolution. Receive an overview of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model.

INACCORD® Mediation Certificate – Continued

Study the first of the Touchstone Skills, craft the memorandum of agreement, study special issues in mediation, and legal processes.

INACCORD® Applied Practice

Understand the conflict analysis and Touchstone Skills in practice. Facilitate an INACCORD® intervention.

INACCORD® Applied Practice – Continued

Facilitate the InAccord caucus, various interventions, and cover ethical dilemmas and mitigation.

Family Mediation

Learn about common conflicts in families, family mediation skills, systems theory and families, and how to address parents and children.

Family Mediation – Continued

Explore mediation disputes around aging, family business mediation, estate and probate mediation, and ethic.

Details

I.     InAccord Mediation Certificate
                A.    Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution
                B.    Overview of INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model
                C.    Phases and Stages of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model
                D.    The Touchstone Skills Part I
                E.    The Touchstone Skills Part II
                F.    Crafting the Memorandum of Agreement
                G.    Special Issues In Mediation
                H.    Legal Processes and Ethics
II.    InAccord Applied Practice
                A.    INACCORD® Conflict Analysis in Practice
                B.    Touchstone Skills in Practice
                C.    INACCORD® Demo Practice
                D.    Facilitating INACCORD® Phase Two, Stage 1 Interventions
                E.    Facilitating the INACCORD®  Caucus
                F.     INACCORD® Phase Two, Stages 2 & 3 Interventions
                G.    INACCORD® Phase Two, Stage 4 Interventions
                H.    Ethical Dilemmas and Mitigation
III.    Family Mediation
                A.    Common Conflicts in Families
                B.    Family Mediation Skills
                C.    Systems Theory and Families
                D.    Parents and Children
                E.    Mediating Disputes Around Aging
                F.    Family Business Mediation
                G.    Estate and Probate Mediation
                H.    Ethics

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Instructors & Support

Brian Luther

Brian Luther is a Colorado licensed attorney and certified mediator and arbitrator. He has more than 15 years of mediation and dispute resolution experience. He spent eight years supervising and mentoring attorneys at LexisNexis, a leading legal research corporation and over five years as Lead Trainer and Internship Supervisor for Mediators Without Borders. Luther presides as an impartial Hearing Officer for the City of Longmont, Colorado and was just appointed as an alternate board member for the City of Longmont Board of Adjustments & Appeals. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a law degree from the New England School of Law.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Students must be able to use a browser and Microsoft Word to complete the assignments and navigate the online campus. Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email. Students must be willing to learn to write at a professional level in order to generate contracts and fulfill various written tasks related to mediation and restorative justice.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows Vista or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course prepares you to sit for the InAccord Certified Mediator and Arbitrator exam. The exam is one of three parts to certification. The other requirements are role play practice which you will log as part of your applied practice course and the submission of surveys and other documentation from ten volunteer or live cases.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded individual certificates of completion for each course and an overall certificate for the course completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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