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Divorce Mediation
Certificate Program

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Become a Divorce Mediator

CRT’s flagship Divorce Mediation Certificate Program will teach you everything you need to know to begin work as a Divorce Mediator immediately upon Certification. More than just the basics of divorce mediation, CRT will teach you everything about handling a divorce mediation case from the time your clients call to schedule an appointment to the time they leave your office with a complete agreement on all of the terms of their divorce. 

 

  • This Divorce Mediation Certificate Program is an accredited, intensive post-graduate level program that is approved for 35 Continuing Education Credits. 

 

  • As a CRT-Certified Divorce Mediator, you will join a select group of mediators who are able to mediate divorce cases in any state within the United States. No other training program offers this advantage.

 

  • No additional certifications or supervisory sessions are required. Simply complete your course, earn your certificate, and begin mediating with confidence.

This is 35 credit hour course, including 32 hours of class time and a minimum of 3 hours spent completing assignments outside of class. 

 

All of our training is live, whether taken online or in person, so you will benefit from interaction with your instructors and fellow participants each time you come to class. 

Online classes are held over weekly 4-hour sessions on the same day and at the same time each week. See upcoming online dates and enroll in an online class to become a Certified Divorce Mediator from the comfort of your own home. 

In-person classes are held over four full (often consecutive) days of training. We hold trainings all across the country, and on different days of the week, to make it easier for you to find nearby classes that work with your schedule. See upcoming in-person classes and become a Certified Divorce Mediator in as little as 4 days. 

 
 
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Course Curriculum

Day 1 [Sessions 1 & 2]

Foundations & Process

Starting with an understanding of what Mediation is and isn't, participants learn every step of the Mediation Process and how to guide Divorce Mediation clients toward fair and equitable agreements. 

Day 3 [Sessions 5 & 6]

Agreements & Application

Participants learn, step by step, how to take agreements reached in mediation and write Memoranda of Understanding for their clients, applying all they've learned in exercises and assignments.

Day 2 [Sessions 3 & 4]

Essential Skills & Issues

Participants learn the essential skills and fundamental principles of highly effective mediators, and how to address every issue that clients must come to agreements on to be granted an uncontested divorce. 

Day 4 [Sessions 7 & 8]

Psychology & Planning

Participants finish the course by learning more about the psychology, ethics, and legal aspects of Mediation and how to prepare for and plan to add mediation to an existing practice or to start a mediation business.

Want to know more about the DMCP? Click here to download the full curriculum.

The tax-deductible tuition for this program is $1595 and includes all of the necessary materials for classwork as well as resources for working with couples after course completion, including:

  • A Professional Divorce Mediator Certificate

  • Resources and tools for handling mediation cases

  • Forms, templates, and a business model for either incorporating mediation services into an existing mental health practice or establishing a new and separate divorce mediation practice

 
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

Describe what divorce mediation is and define the role of divorce mediator.

Distinguish mediation from other forms of conflict resolution.

Determine when divorce mediation is, and is not, appropriate for divorcing couples.

List the three principles that guide successful mediators in helping clients reach agreement on the issues that need to be resolved in divorce.

Guide divorcing spouses in the creation of a parenting plan with a view toward the best interest of the children of the family.

Provide guidance to divorcing spouses on the calculation of child support obligations.

Utilize techniques for minimizing, avoiding, and breaking impasse.

Write Memoranda of Understanding on behalf of divorce mediation clients.

Assist clients in resolving deadlocks and disagreements through conciliation, empathy and cooperation.

Describe best practices to guard against legal liability and how to avoid conflicts of interest and thereby professional malfeasance.

Plan when and how to introduce legal, financial, mental health and other professionals to divorce mediation clients when such expertise is needed.

Provide divorce mediation services as part of a mental health practice or as a separate divorce mediation practice.

Mediate all aspects of a divorce case from beginning to end, using experts as resources when necessary.

Teach divorcing spouses about the issues the family court requires them to address once they have decided to divorce.

Assist divorcing spouses in reaching fair and amicable resolution of all of the issues the family court requires them to address, considering options available to them when doing so.

 

This program has been approved for 35 Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists and other mental health professionals.

 

In order to receive credit you must attend all sessions in their entirety, save approximately 15 minutes. In some cases of emergencies, make up assignments may be completed to satisfy attendance requirements. 

 

This program is co-sponsored by the Advanced Education Institute (AEI) and Conflict Resolution Training. AEI is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents

 

Upcoming Online Classes

Virtual Session Info.

Online Summer Wednesdays | July 13 -  August 31, 2022

Eight 4-hour weekly program sessions on Wednesdays in Summer 2022. From July 13 to August 31, 2022.

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Dates

 

July: 13, 20, 27
August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

Times

ET:    11:00 AM  –  3:00 PM
CT:   10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM
MT:    9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM
PT:     8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Virtual Session Info.

Online Fall Thursdays | September 15 - November 3, 2022

Eight 4-hour weekly program sessions on Thursdays in Fall 2022. From September 15 to November 3, 2022. 

Group Calls

Dates

 

September: 15, 22, 29
October: 6, 13, 20, 27

November: 3

Times

ET:    12:00 PM  –  4:00 PM
CT:    11:00 AM  –  3:00 PM
MT:   10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM
PT:      9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Virtual Session Info.

Online Fall Fridays | September 9 -  October 28, 2022

Eight 4-hour weekly program sessions on Fridays in Fall 2022. From September 9 to October 28, 2022.

Working from Home

Dates

 

September: 9, 16, 23, 30
October: 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Times

ET:    12:00 PM  –  4:00 PM
CT:    11:00 AM  –  3:00 PM
MT:   10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM
PT:      9:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

 

Upcoming In-person Classes

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Details

Tuesday through Friday

Four full days of training starting on Tuesday at 8 am and ending at 5 pm on Friday. 

 

Dates: June 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2022

 

Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Location: Hampton Airport Inn

Address: 2010 S. Assembly Rd.

Spokane, WA

June 7 - 10, 2022

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Details

Thursday through Sunday

Four full days of training starting on Thursday at 8 am and ending at 5 pm on Sunday. 

 

Dates: September 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2022

 

Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Location: Renaissance Phoenix

Address: 100 North 1st Street                                    Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix, AZ

September 15 - 18, 2022

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Details

Tuesday through Friday

Four full days of training starting on Tuesday at 8 am and ending at 5 pm on Friday. 

 

Dates: September 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2022

 

Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Location: Crowne Plaza Crystal City

Address: 1480 Crystal Drive,

                  Arlington VA 22202

Washington, D.C.

September 20 - 23, 2022