"RIMA Divorce Mediation Training"
RIMA 24 Hour Divorce Mediation Training:
Divorce Mediation skills training and development in a supervised setting.
Bruce I. Kogan, Esq.
Roger Williams Univ. School of Law
As a tenured Law Professor, Bruce has trained thousands of law students and mediators over the last 40 years.
This twenty-four (24) hour skills development training course is intended to provide mediators who have already completed basic mediation skills training with an understanding of the contexts in which family conflict arises, the various legal and practical issues in play when families disintegrate, and with in-depth training in the skills that a mediator might employ to help the divorcing parties resolve their differences.
The training course exposes the participant to relevant factors and normative approaches used by courts in dividing property, determining child support, custody, dividing parenting time, and spousal support among other issues, while recognizing that parties in mediation are empowered to reach their own agreements with the aid of the mediator. Role playing exercises are used to integrate theory with practice.
Participants successfully completing this training course are issued Certificates of Completion of Rhode Island Mediators Association’s Divorce Mediation Training.
This training course will be conducted intensively during the two-week period from October 1st through October 15th. Training meetings will meet in accordance with the following schedule:
1. Saturday, October 01, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In addition, there will be a number of pre-recorded video-steamed lectures covering various aspects of course material that will be posted on the course website which participants will be required to view asynchronously on their own between training meetings.
2 . Wednesday, October 05, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
3. Saturday, October 08, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Because this is a mediation skills development course, you should not miss any training meeting since there is content and simulation work that you must master cumulatively. Only participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of satisfactory completion of the training.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Family Mediation: Theory and Practice by Murphy & Robinson (2009, Lexis Nexis Publisher, ISBN 978-1-4224-1847-5)
Early Registration Discount Ends Sep. 15th
REGISTRATION CLOSES Sep. 26th
(5 days before 1st Session)
Trainees must attend every session to receive Certificates of Completion.
Continuing Education Credits
-This 24-hour program is designed to qualify for CE credits for lawyers, therapists, HR, and other professionals.
Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal.
Others must check with their certifying entities.