Already a Family Mediator? Improve your skills with Emotional Intelligence


Research studies suggests that mediation training is not sufficiently to teach how to manage strong emotions in mediation. Also, research explores the role of emotional intelligence in mediation and how it could be better incorporated.



Learning Objectives:


  • Learn how to effectively manage the strong emotions during family mediation. 

  • Identify emotional bias and triggers 

  • Theory that the negotiator is a rational actor (Thompson, Nadler and Kim, 1999)

  • Increase self-awareness and self-management

  • Improve communication skills as asking powerful questions and listening.

  • Improve impulse control and decision making



We meet the Reporting Requirements established by DRC for CME Hours Earned Beginning January 1, 2015.


Guidelines established by the DRC for Continuing Mediation Education (CME): 


For a program to qualify for CME, it shall “have a significant intellectual or practical content and shall constitute an organized program of learning directly related to the practice of mediation.”


Courses on general mediation skills, mediator ethics, domestic violence, and diversity or cultural awareness will apply in all areas of certification (i.e., county, family, circuit civil, and dependency).


Courses which are specific to one area of mediation (e.g., Mediation Skills for Family Mediators) may only be applicable in

that area of mediation (e.g., family).


CME courses are not “pre-approved” for credit by the DRC. If the course meets the definition for CME, then it will qualify.


According to the definition established by the DRC, we suggest for your consideration our Emotional Intelligence Certification for Family Mediators as Continuing Medication Education (CME).


For additional information, contact 321-209-4379