Divorce & Family Mediation - MastersSLN #: 96948
Course Prefix: SDO-598
Course Section: B1101
Credit Hours: 3
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Being a professional family mediator is extraordinary. At our best, we are as skilled as surgeons, and our work can be just as critical. Our mindful techniques and artistic strategies are employed with precision to help families manage and resolve family conflict by reaching agreements. The foundational structure of mediation is grounded in our core values, guidelines, and process boundaries. Family mediators willingly enter and move to the center of conflictual family systems with the goal of helping them solve problems and find their best possible agreements. We continuously consider ethical issues as we work with spouses/parents on the front lines of conflict. Our skills allow us to acknowledge and work with the conflict rather than confronting or resisting it. Research conclusively shows that conflict between parents during and after divorce causes long-term emotional issues in children. The spouses themselves also experience conflict-related trauma. Family mediation is the most effective intervention to help prevent, reduce and resolve conflict at the critical juncture of divorce. The highest level of care is required because there will almost always be some continuing relationship between the spouses, parents, and/or other family members. Divorce is personal, and the stakes are at their highest. If you are intrigued by mediation, you are going to love this course. This is your opportunity to understand mediation in a deeper way than you have imagined. We will illuminate the elusive and essential skills required to practice effective divorce and family mediation. Go all-in with your efforts and take risks! You will learn about the very essence of the family mediator, explore the structure of family mediation, and effective qualities and attitudes. Essential mediator techniques will be explained and you will learn to use foundational and advanced mediator strategies. This course will also address ethical challenges and special circumstances in mediation.
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: Remotely
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