Take the next step in your mediator journey with an advanced mediation course. These classes are offered in an on-demand format to allow flexibility for those with busy schedules.
To access MTC's on-demand courses, please click on the course below. This will take you to a checkout page where you can purchase the course. After you purchase the course, you will receive an email granting you access to the on-demand course and instructing you to set up an account. You will then be able to log in to MTC access your online library.
Managing Power Differentials in Online Mediation
This one and a half hour, on-demand course walks mediators through the unique power imbalances that arise in the online mediation setting. Some topics covered include accessibility, domestic violence and hybrid sessions. This course helps mediators understand and prepare for managing these power imbalances, providing a more meaningful mediation experience. Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits. MTC Trainers: Margaret Crowley & Melissa Mangiaracina. CLICK HERE to learn more. . .
Avoiding Impasse: The Art of Pre-Mediation Planning
As mediators, we want to help parties reach a satisfactory resolution. Hitting impasse is frustrating and disheartening for everyone. Planning your mediation appropriately is a fundamental tool for avoiding impasse. Drawing from real life examples, this 1 hour on-demand program explores a variety of creative ways to set the stage for a successful mediation. This course is approved for 1 CLE credit. MTC Trainer: Margaret Crowley. CLICK HERE to learn more. . .
The Neuroscience of Conflict: How to Keep Everyone Calm, Cool & Collected
Have you ever had someone fly off the handle in your mediation? If so, this 4 hour on-demand course is for you! This course walks through basic concepts in neuroscience and social neuroscience, providing tips for how to prevent an emotional escalation in the first place. This course is approved for 4 CLE credits, including 2 general and 2 substance abuse/mental health. MTC Trainer: Margaret Crowley. CLICK HERE to learn more . . .
Custody Mediation: Foundational Concepts
Child custody is among the most common matters mediated. Mediators need knowledge, skills and tools to gain traction in this competitive market. This 4.5 hour on-demand course covers the basics of custody mediation, including parenting styles, developmental stages of childhood, and when mediation is appropriate, as well as more advanced topics that may arise in custody matters. This course is approved for 4.5 CLE credits. MTC Trainers: Margaret Crowley and Melissa Mangiaracina. CLICK HERE to learn more . . .
Domestic Violence for Family Court Professionals
Whether you are a mediator, an attorney, a judicial officer, or a court clerk, this introductory domestic violence course is for you. This 2-hour course is designed for all professionals working within the family court system or with families navigating conflict. This course helps participants identify domestic violence when it is present, explores victim and batterer behavior, and provides insight into ways to improve outcomes for families experiencing violence. This course is eligible for 2 CLE credits. MTC Instructor: Melissa Mangiaracina. CLICK HERE to learn more . . .
Custody Mediation and Domestic Violence: Applying Ethics to Enhance Safety
Cases involving domestic violence raise unique and dangerous considerations. This four-hour on-demand course explores the unique ethical challenges of mediating custody cases involving domestic violence; addresses ways that mediators can enhance safety for the parties and the mediator throughout the process; and identifies specific safety concerns that may arise in parenting plan provisions. This course is eligible for 4 CLE credits, including 2 ethics and 2 general. MTC Trainer: Melissa Mangiaracina. CLICK HERE to learn more . . .
Child Protection Mediation and Domestic Violence
The complex overlap of family violence and child welfare involvement is the topic of this must-see on demand course. This 4-hour course explores how to identify domestic violence, how family violence and agency involvement impact families, and substantive topics commonly addressed in child protection mediation. This course also offers tips for conducting a safer mediation process, practicing self-care, and providing a trauma-informed practice. This course is eligible for 4 CLE credits, including 1 ethics and 1 substance abuse/mental health. Instructor: Melissa Mangiaracina. CLICK HERE to learn more . . .
Online vs. In-Person: Using the Data to Decide
Post COVID, mediators are faced with the difficult decision of whether to continue with an online platform or to return to in-person mediation. This 1.5 hour on-demand course examines the existing empirical data on this important topic, exploring stakeholder and mediator preferences, the psychology behind platform preferences, and the main considerations that go into choosing a platform. This course is approved for 1.5 CLE credits, including 1 general and .5 ethics. MTC Trainer: Melissa Mangiaracina. CLICK HERE to learn more . . .
Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: Recognition and Prevention for Helping Professi...
Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma describe the physical, emotional, and psychological exhaustion that can occur when working in the helping professions. This course is designed for anyone working in a helping profession or otherwise feeling signs and symptoms of these conditions. This course is approved for 1 CLE credit. Trainers: Melissa Mangiaracina and special guests, Dr. Ruth Rayikanti, MD, and Christie Cotcher, MA, LMFT.
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