40 Hour Family Mediation Training


Join us for an intense a week-long training to become a divorce mediator featuring lecture, interactive exercises, role-playing and other experiential exercises along with question and answer periods each day.  Role-plays are both “fish bowl” in which trainers demonstrate mediation, and “small group” in which participants apply what they are learning in role-play cases based on actual cases mediated by EMI.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Mental health professionals, judges, attorneys, human resource professionals, clergy, family court administrators, financial advisors, and/or paralegals
  • Anyone involved in or interested in helping people resolve conflict
  • Anyone interested in improving their skills working with families

Participants Will Learn:

  • The most up-to-date thinking and strategies to use in the mediation room
  • Case examples that are pertinent to today’s issues in divorce
  • Practical techniques, skills and interventions necessary to assist clients in reaching successful resolution of their disputes
  • Overview of the divorce process
  • Emotional divorce process
  • Areas of major decision making in divorce
  • Conflict resolution theory
  • Importance of remaining neutral
  • Major mediator interventions
  • Strategies to avoid impasse
  • Constructive/Creative problem-solving

EMI Divorce Mediation Training Manual Excerpts

(Click on above links to view excerpts from the Erickson Mediation Divorce Mediation Training Manual)

Materials: As part of the training, you will receive a comprehensive training manual that includes most of the lecture notes, detailed material about skills, concepts, new interventions, strategies to avoid impasse, and forms necessary to begin a mediation practice.

Cost:  $1,600 by Registration Deadline.  $1,700 for registration after the deadline.

Continuing Education Credits:  The training is approved by the MN Rule 114 Roster of Neutrals, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and qualifies for MN Continuing Legal Education credits.  Other credits may be applied for upon request.

Location: Unless otherwise indicated, the training will be held at our Bloomington, Minnesota location in the conference center.


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    Erickson Mediation Institute
    3600 American Blvd West, Suite 105
    Minneapolis, MN 55431
    (952) 835-3688
    Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30
    Evenings By Appointment
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Erickson Mediation Institute MN
Erickson Mediation Institute
3600 American Blvd West
Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55431
(952) 835-3688