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Domestic MediationTraining

Summer 2017

The Communication Institute is offering an advanced mediation training this Summer 2017 for those interested in conducting mediation for divorcing couples, co-parents, and for other family issues. The course will offer 32 hours of domestic mediation training and is a qualified training course with the Utah courts (approval pending).  The course will be taught by Carolynn Clark and other special guests. Ms. Clark is an attorney, a Master Mediator on the Utah court’s domestic roster, and a qualified domestic mentor.

The course will include the following content:

 Review basic mediation techniques;

 Teach advanced mediation techniques, with special emphasis on dealing with divorcing and co-parenting couples;

 Inform students of the legal and other issues facing divorcing couples and carefully apply mediation techniques to each issue;

 Inform and provide resources to students regarding family law in Utah, with specific information on statutes and rules affecting divorcing couples;

 Review ethical rules as they apply to domestic mediation;

 Provide a special section on dealing with issues of domestic violence in mediation;

 Use role play, demonstrations, and other techniques to practice skills taught in class;

 Provide individual feedback to each student.

Dates:

The course will run on Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. from Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 through June 27th, 2017 with one Saturday session tentatively scheduled for June 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendance will be mandatory for those interested in qualifying for the court roster of domestic mediators inasmuch as they require completion of a full 32 hours of training.

Location:

The course will take place in the Language and Communication Building (LNCO) in the Reading Room (and other rooms as designated).

Cost:

The cost of the course is $995. Other expenses include a $10 copy fee and any required textbooks. The course cost and copy fee will be due by the end of the first week of class.

Prerequisite:

Students need to have had some sort of court-qualified 40-hour basic mediation training (or equivalent) to apply for this course.

Application Process:

To apply for this course, simply email Carolynn Clark at carolynn.clark@utah.edu stating your interest in the course and providing proof of completion of a 40-hour court-qualified basic mediation training (or equivalent). Space will be limited, so students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Last Updated: 2/22/17