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University of Idaho
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Boise, ID 83702

Basic Family Mediation

Instructor: Bob Collins
Location: Boise, ID Idaho Justice and Law Learning Center
Date: May 16-20, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $995.00

Course Description

Taught by Bob Collins, Basic Family Mediation is designed for those who wish to practice family mediation or to become better equipped to counsel and represent people in family matters. It is structured as a comprehensive, practical, and dynamic blend of lectures, discussions, exercises, and role-plays. Bob brings to the course years of experience and insights for negotiating support, tools for bringing closure to negotiations, information on ethical issues of practice, and answers to the practical questions of starting as a mediator.

What you will Learn

  • How to utilize 33 practical mediation techniques
  • Tips on making parenting problems palatable 
  • Easy answers to difficult divorce questions 
  • Helpful insights into negotiation motivations in divorce 
  • Creative approaches to child and spousal support 
  • Avoiding tax traps in family re-organizations 
  • Applying mediation to family disputes and pre-nuptial negotiations

About the Presenter

Bob Collins has received such high acclaim that we have invited him back to teach the basic family mediation course. Bob has practiced family mediation since 1982, and he is a founder of The New York Mediation Group. Recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Ackerman Institute for the Family in 2000, Bob is a popular mediation trainer of both practicing attorneys and therapists in the United States and abroad. Bob has been a professor of law and Director of Clinic Programs at the American Justice School of Law, and is an adjunct professor and Director of the Divorce Mediation Clinic at Cardozo Law School.


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