|April 18 –
May 5, 2023
|Friday, April 21, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
This intensive 14 Hour (FDRIO) or 21 Hour (OAFM) course is a fascinating and essential background for any family dispute resolution professional. Mandatory for non-mental health professional learners, it is an overview of the theory and skills that mediators need to competently address complex intimate partner, family-related, trauma-based and mental health issues. Featuring an accomplished roster of lecturers and coaches, the course applies a wide and diverse lens through lectures, individual and group exercises, multimedia, and case examples and one-on-one feedback.
- An overview of family systems theory, family relationships, and family dynamics from multiple perspectives.
- Theory and strategies for undersanding:
- intimate partner conflict
- cross-generational conflict
- conflict associated with the family of origi
- mental health-based conflict
- the impact of grief and trauma.
- Various practice tools to help assess clients and conflict
- Acknowledgement of the present and ongoing, traumatic impact of systemic racism and the history of colonialism on Indigenous and racialized families and the limitations of popular theories and approaches for clients experiencing intergenerational trauma.
- An overview of attachment theory, child development, special needs cases and principles of hearing the child’s voice.
- The broader context of separation and divorce including statistics, impact on parties and children, and supports / resources.
Detailed presentation slides, selected readings and hand outs
For further savings, please see Course Packages page.
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How our Courses Work:
END DATES OF COURSES:
Each course is ‘open’ for roughly a four-week period. During that time, participants will have access to on-demand content for self-directed learning. Learners are required to complete the self-directed modules (including quizzes) before each mandatory-attendance Tutorial Session.
Live online Tutorials are scheduled at regular intervals during the course. Attendance is mandatory (see Training Schedule for dates and times of each). Led by experienced coaches, the Tutorials feature interactive role plays, small group discussion, case study and one-on-one feedback. Participants MUST attend all scheduled tutorials in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.
Each module of each course includes quizzes. Students must achieve at least a passing grade on all quizzes to advance to the next module or course, and to receive their Certificate of Completion for that course.