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Domestic MediationTraining

Summer 2020 - This course will be suspended for the Summer 2021 session.

The Communication Institute is offering an advanced mediation training this Summer 2019 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 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 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.


The course will run every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00-9:15 PM starting Tuesday, April 30th and ending Thursday, May 23rd with one Saturday session on May 18th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. 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.


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


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.


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 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: 6/22/21