Advanced Family Mediation – July 16, 17, 18 , 19, 2019
The Advanced Family Mediation Training is a 30-hour training fulfilling the Texas ADR Act requirements for mediators doing court-ordered family mediation and following the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. The sessions include family law, family dynamics, domestic violence, child development, ethical and practical considerations in a combined lecture and role play environment.
Basic Mediation Training is required prior to taking this course. (MCLE including 2- 1/2 hours of Ethics provided.)
DRC accepts the following forms of payments – Checks (Please fill out the mail in order form and return with check), VISA and MASTERCARD. Choose your training date, then click on the “Add to Cart” link to the right that corresponds to the training program.
Cancellations will be accepted up to 2 weeks prior to class. There will be a $50 administration charge deducted from each refund.
About the Trainers:
Beth S. Brown, TMCA Credentialed Advanced Mediator, Facilitator
Beth has been mediating at the Austin Dispute Resolution Center since 1994 and has been a mediation training coach and conflict resolution skills trainer since 1995. In addition to the basic 40-hour mediation training, Beth has completed training in family mediation, family reconciliation mediation, elder mediation, group facilitation, and group conflict management. Beth is a past board member and current member of the Austin Mediators Association and a member of the Texas Association of Mediators. She is a co-founder of The Center for Integrated Divorce, a program designed to assist couples who are committed to a non-adversarial process. Beth holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration specializing in Adult Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her professional background includes 16 years in higher education administration at Texas State University and St. Edward’s University, and eight years as the executive director of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas.
Diane M. Harvey, LCSW, TMCA Credentialed Mediator
Diane maintains a private therapy/mediation practice in Austin. She took the initial mediation training and family mediation training in 1999, and in the early 2000’s began coaching mediation training at the Austin Dispute Resolution Center (DRC). She also mediates at the Austin DRC, is a past board member and current member of the Austin Mediators Association, a past board member of the Texas Mediators Credentialing Association and is currently on the board of the Texas Association of Mediators as Immediate Past President. Diane is a co-founder of The Center for Integrated Divorce, a program designed to assist couples committed to a non-adversarial process. She is a frequent speaker and workshop leader for a variety of local, statewide, and national groups, focusing primarily on conflict resolution, mediation, communication, and mental health issues. Diane holds an MSW from Fordham University. After a long career with New York State in the mental health system (concurrent with years of union activism), she moved to Austin in 1993 and headed the social services department at a private psychiatric hospital. Diane was honored by the National Association of Social Workers Texas Capital Branch as 2014 Social Worker of the Year.