Advanced Family Mediation Training
A 3-day skill-building course in mediating conflicts between separated & divorcing couples
Handling emotionally volatile situations
Helping parents prioritize children’s needs
Techniques for assisting in creating & modifying mutually agreeable parenting plans
Techniques for difficult family cases
Advanced Communication Strategies
Asset & debt division
Effects of divorce on children
Power, control, and domestic violence
Cycle of emotion associated with grief
Mediation process specific to families
2019 Family Mediation Training:
September 18th - 20th, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course fee: $350, $300 for those registered by August 23rd, 2019 ($100 deposit needed to register)
Balance must be paid in full to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate.
CLE Credits available for an additional $50
Prerequisite: 36-40 hours of Professional Mediation Training
a. Cancellations made more than 4 weeks in advance of the first session (prior to the early bird deadline) are eligible for a full refund, less $100 deposit.
b. Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the first session, will not be eligible for a refund but may be able to transfer registration to a future training, pending space availability.
Course Instructor: Deborah Forgays, PhD. Deborah has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont and is currently a Professor in Psychology at Western Washington University. Her teaching and research have focused on issues important to children, adolescents and families. She obtained her community and family mediation certifications through the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center in Bellingham.
Additional instructors include: Moonwater, WDRC Executive Director, Leon F. Henley, Jr., Whatcom County Superior Court Commissioner, and WDRC family mediators.