Frequently Asked Questions

Why become a Divorce Mediator?

 

     There is a rapidly growing need for more divorce mediators throughout the United States. Most courts require divorcing couples to meet with mediators before entering the courtroom and all courts are now following this trend. This is a less

stressful and less expensive alternative for divorcing couples and an excellent new source of business income for mental health and paralegal professionals and legal assistants. A certificate from the Divorce Mediation Training Program will enhance your professional credentials, increase your income and let you help more of the increasing number of spouses seeking help from divorce mediators.

 

     This comprehensive four day seminar will provide you with the practical tools and information necessary for you to immediately begin work in this gratifying career, on either a part-time or full time basis.

 

Is Divorce Mediation part of Managed Care?

 

     No! Divorce mediation services are not part of managed care. There are no insurance forms to submit for payment of your fee as a divorce mediator. There is a rapidly growing need for more divorce mediators throughout the United States and with training designed specifically for mental health and paralegal professionals, this affords an exceptional opportunity to add a new source of business and income.

 

Will I receive Continuing Education (CE) credits for this program?

 

     The Divorce Mediation Training Program is approved for 33.5 continuing education credits for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and other licenses requiring continuing education credits. Credit for paralegals who need them is in process.

 

Can Mediation be incorporated into a new or existing practice?

 

     This intensive course will not only teach you how to be a great divorce mediator, but also how to set up a divorce mediation practice within an existing professional office or as a completely separate business entity. As the average hourly wage for a divorce mediator is two to three times higher than traditional fees charged for psychotherapy and paralegal services, the cost of being trained through the four day course offered through Conflict Resolution Training will likely pay for itself with your first divorce mediation case.

 

Do you have to be an attorney to become a Divorce Mediator?

 

     No. Mental Health and Paralegal Professionals and Legal Assistants are ideally suited to working as divorce mediators based upon their education and training and experience. The Divorce Mediation Training Program offered by Conflict Resolution Training, Inc. is the only course specifically designed to provide the highest level of training possible to these professionals. Upon successful completion of this Divorce Mediation Training Program, you will be ready to immediately begin taking cases.

  

Who teaches the class?

 

     Our instructors are mediation, legal and financial experts, who act as resources for our graduates and their clients, even after the course is completed! Our Head Instructor and Course Developer, Susan Deveney, leads our Divorce Mediation Training Program. Susan has been a divorce and business mediator with a successful private practice for the past 22 years. Her education and background are in both Law and Psychology. Susan’s unsurpassed knowledge, practical and clear teaching style and renowned humorous and engaging approach to learning are now legendary. Comments and testimonials can be found on our testimonials page.

Where will my divorce mediation clients come from?

 

     A portion of our Divorce Mediation Training Program is devoted to this very topic. Our graduates are ready to accept divorce mediation cases immediately upon successful completion of our program. All students leave class with an individual plan for accepting as many or as few cases as they feel is appropriate for their individual, professional circumstance.

 

Do I have to go to court with my divorce mediation clients?

 

     No. The clients may go by themselves once the mediation is completed or go with an attorney of their choosing. The mechanics of what the clients need to do once they leave your office is covered thoroughly in the class so that you can explain it thoroughly to your divorce mediation clients.

 

Why do mediation courses last so many days?

 

     There is a tremendous amount of information to learn in order to reach a level of proficiency necessary to begin mediating cases. We include only information necessary in the real world of practicing mediators, choosing a real nuts and bolts approach based upon proven techniques of successful mediation practice.

 

Are payment plans available?

 

     Yes! We are able to structure a payment plan by dividing the course tuition into two or three payments for those who prefer to pay in installments. We will customize a tuition payment arrangement that fits your needs. View our Payment Plans page for more details. Simply call us to at 1.800.306.1020 to schedule the plan that works for you.

 

How can I register for this program?

 

     We offer our program in many states throughout the United States. Simply go to our Registration Page and select the course being held in the location of your choice. Online payment is secure and simple. 

 

Class size is limited!

     This is an intensive, hands-on class that requires participants to be engaged and focused on learning to mediate divorce cases for a full four days. Class size must be limited to provide the best possible experience and maximize the learning environment for each attendee. You should register immediately if you would like to participate in order to be assured that you will have a seat.  

Maureen Steele, Paralegal

Hear From Our Graduates

“This training more than met my expectations. I learned an incredible amount of information and feel competent to start a new aspect of my career….extremely enjoyable and instructive. 

~ Sue Anne Kostur, LMHC ~

Boston, MA

“I know when I am being properly trained. You are very skilled and knowledgeable and I feel fortunate to have received my training in divorce mediation from you. Most importantly, I feel confident in my knowledge and abilities and ready for my first case.” 

~ Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D ~

Providence, Rhode Island