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Family Mediation - Advanced

11mar(mar 11)4:00 pm18apr(apr 18)6:00 pmFamily Mediation - AdvancedMV Mediation

Event Details

Mondays, 4-6 pm
March 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15
Optional:  Two Dates TBD

Family mediation provides mediators with a wide variety of contexts and dilemmas.  This course, for experienced mediators, will focus on six core themes and sets of tools to help you to deepen your skill set and work toward becoming a stronger and more productive mediator. Participants will choose one strand to follow throughout. 

Divorce and couples’ mediation:  working with couples married, unmarried or post- divorce to resolve conflicts.
Juvenile mediation: working with those under the age of 18 in court, family or other contexts to resolve conflicts involving adults. Facilitating family meetings.
Elder/multi-generational mediation: working with contexts involving elders including end of life, estate and long-standing family conflicts.

During each session, participants will work with the whole group and also have break-out sessions to work with those in their chosen strand.

Monday March 11    •     Trust—building trust in the mediation process.
Monday March 18    •     Goals—setting goals as a foundation.
Monday March 25    •     Power—handling power differentials.
Monday April 1        •     Future—creating a future vision.
Monday April 8        •     Brave—saying what’s been unsaid and needs saying. 
Monday April 15      •     Calm—handling emotions productively.

Optional sessions—included:

Monday Date TBD—What is Couples Mediation? How is it different from Couples Therapy?  How do you get started?  Who should do this kind of mediation? What does it look like in action?

Monday Date TBD—Try Couples Mediation.  Simulation/role play of a mediation with a couple who want to stay together and resolve conflicts through mediation



March 11 (Monday) 4:00 pm - April 18 (Thursday) 6:00 pm




Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program

(508) 693-2999 PO Box 761 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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