Parenting Coordinator Mediation Training Workshop

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The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTThu., May. 23, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDFri., May. 24, 2019
3:15 PM
CLE 10 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $375.00
New Attorney: $188.00


This two-day interactive mediation workshop is designed to fulfill the mediation training requirement for those who would like to become parenting coordinators in Pennsylvania. This workshop will focus on the mediation skills that parenting coordinators need while conducting parenting coordination with high risk families. Topics will include an overview of mediation theory, phases of mediation, consideration of the objectives of these types of cases, convening mediation, review of communication techniques and review of negotiation techniques. Participants will be participating in role plays.

Day One
9:00 – 11:45 - Morning Session w/15 mid morn break
Overview of Mediation Theory
Discussion of the science and theory behind why mediation is a successful form of dispute resolution
The particular challenges and opportunities they will face in these types of cases compared to other types of cases

Introduction and Overview of the Phases of Mediation

Consideration of the Objectives of These Types of Cases
Resolving specific issues
Developing parents' conflict competence and ability to resolve future conflicts independently

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 3:15 Afternoon Session
Logistics to create a safe space to have a successful mediation
Rapport building through individual pre-mediation meetings
Domestic Violence Screening

Mediator's Opening Statement
Parties' Opening

Day Two

9:00 – 11:45 Morning Session
Sharing information so it can be heard
Active Listening - Restate, Reframe, Reflect
Perspective Shifting
Communication Coaching

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 3:15 Afternoon Session
Going Below the Line - Integrative Bargaining
Elevating Decision Making
Psychological Traps
Identity Interest

Breaking Impasse
Dealing with Trust Issues
Framing Agreement


This program is co-sponsored by PBI and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors can receive continuing education credits from continuing education providers approved by the American Psychological Association. Since the Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirement by attending PPA continuing education programs. For further information please visit the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors website:


Selina J. Shultz Esq., LL.M. The Conflict Lab
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.