As a service to our members and the general public, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation is sharing the following announcement. MCFM is not responsible for the content of this announcement and is not a sponsor of the program or programs described in this announcement.
*** Training Announcement from Divorce Mediation Training Associates ***
DMTA 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training
September 26 - 27 and October 3 - 5, 2019
200 1st Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Intensive 5-Day Divorce Mediation Training Program
Located in Massachusetts, our intensive 5-day divorce mediation training program equips you with the skills of a divorce mediator and satisfies Massachusetts Rule 8 training requirements for mediators and court approved parent coordinators. Whether you are an attorney, therapist or other professional, we have designed our divorce mediation training for those who want to start a private divorce mediation practice, add divorce mediation to an already successful law practice, or learn mediation skills for career advancement. We’re not just trainers—we’re professional divorce mediators who practice what we teach.
During the five-day course, we provide opportunities for you to practice what you are learning. Classes are small in order to create a lively, interactive environment. We focus on the skills you need and you practice putting them to use, so that you leave the course with a firm grasp of successful mediation techniques.
This training satisfies Massachusetts Rule 8 training requirements for mediators. Since January of 2005, Massachusetts has coupled with the Uniform Rules of Dispute Resolution – known as “Rule 8”. This Rule established court-connected alternative dispute resolution, which includes mediation in the Massachusetts court system. Our Divorce Mediation Training of 40 hours exceeds the 30 hour Rule 8 minimum, and our Divorce Mediation Training covers advanced divorce mediation.
New 1-Day Divorce Law for Mediators (September 25, 2019)
Divorce Mediators need to have a working knowledge of divorce law to be effective. Our 5-day training works best when all the attendees has a basic level of knowledge about divorce law. For that purpose, we also offer a 1-day Divorce Law Basics for Mediators course prior to the 5-day training. This training will help professionals who are not as familiar with family law in Massachusetts get the most out of the Divorce Mediation Training. It’s also available to registrants who have previously taken a divorce mediation training and want a refresher on divorce law in Massachusetts.
About Divorce Mediation Training Associates
Divorce Mediation Training Associates is one of the oldest and most experienced divorce mediation training organizations in the country. Attorneys John Fiske, LL.B. and Diane Neumann, M.A., J.D., founded DMTA in 1989 and in 2018, after 30 years of training mediators, turned DMTA over to Attorneys Ellen Waldorf and Justin Kelsey.
This unique training has been taken by over 850 people in New England, including 7 Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Judges.
Needham, MA 02494