• VIRTUAL – 20 hour child access training — Jan 2021 via Zoom

    In addition to mediation theory and process overview, principles of family mediation, and valuable practice tips, an introduction to the following special topics will be covered:

    • Theories of Conflict and Responses to Conflict
    • Family Systems – Child Growth and Emotional Aspects of Divorce for Children and Adults
    • Standards of Practice and Ethical Considerations                          
    • Divorce Education Programs and Parenting Class        
    • Identifying and Screening for Domestic Violence
    • Developing the Parenting Plan, including Holiday and Vacation Schedule
    • Managing Anger and Difficult Personalities

  • VIRTUAL – 4 hour advanced mediation/parenting coordination training — Feb 5 2021 via Zoom

    This 4 Hour Training includes advanced materials related to mediation matters with a focus on skills in parenting coordination. The training meets the annual requirement for mediators and parenting coordinators. Graduates come away with useful information and practice and guides as to how to approach the difficult situations that are part of the mediation process.

  • VIRTUAL – 20 hour property and financial training — Feb 2021 via Zoom

    In addition to mediation theory and process overview, principles of family mediation, and valuable practice tips, an introduction to the following special topics will be covered:

    • Family Law in Maryland on Spousal and Child Support
    • Property Distribution Issues
    • Understanding the Financial Statement                                              
    • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
    • Tax Consequences of Divorce
    • Elements of the Memorandum of Agreement
    • Standards of Practice and Ethical Considerations

  • VIRTUAL – 40 hour Parent Coordination Training — March 2021 via Zoom

    This 40 Hour training is designed to meet the requirements of Maryland Rule 9-205.2 and the policies and procedures established by the Circuit Court for the appointment of Parent Coordinators. Learn from three experienced professionals, local parent coordinators and a mental health professional. Enjoy a small group setting with skills presented in an interactive, practical style. This training will be provided via Zoom. (Prerequisites: 40-hour basic mediation training and the 20-hour child access training)

  • VIRTUAL – 40 hour basic training — April 2021 via Zoom

    This 40 Hour Training includes a comprehensive introduction to mediation practice theory, practice, and skills development as well as ethics and practice development considerations. Ceecee and John will provide an intensive, hands-on interactive, skills-based program with on line resources and use of role-play simulation exercises in which every student participates as an observer, in role play and as a mediator during the course of the program.