Elder Mediation Training

$525.00 (tax incl.)

Elder Mediation Training – October 3, 4, 5, 2018

The Elder Mediation Training is a 20 hour (2.5 day) training designed for mediators interested in mediating elder and adult family issues.

Participants will become familiar with the types of issues they may encounter when working with seniors and their families, and techniques to help with resolution.

Elder Mediation helps seniors and their adult children resolve conflicts regarding:

Living situations including:

  • Residence decisions
  • Relocation / downsizing
  • Driving and transportation
  • Planning and anticipating issues before crisis develops
  • Risk of loss and benefits
  • Care management
  • Balance of power issues
  • Grief and loss issues

Financial issues including:

  • Estate planning
  • Funeral planning
  • Inheritance
  • Retirement
  • Personal property distribution
  • Tax / debt / bill paying
  • Veteran benefits
  • Insurance
  • Medicare

Health and medical issues including:

  • Alzheimers
  • Dementia
  • Competency
  • Chronic diseases

This course will cover:

  • Family Systems
  • Family Conflict
  • Laws pertaining to the elderly
  • Issues of aging
  • Challenges in Elder Mediation
  • Process / intake and preparation for Eldercare mediations


The Basic Mediation Training is required prior to taking this course.  MCLE credit is provided.

DRC accepts the following forms of payment – 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:

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** Laura Otey,   M.Ed. LMFT, is a mediation practitioner  and has provided training in mediation, negotiation, conflict resolution, and related areas since 1980.  She has mediated a variety of disputes including employment, family/divorce, gangs, students, community, faith-based, multi-party, and business.  Ms. Otey has taught at the University of Arkansas,  Abilene Christian University, and St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she was a recipient of their Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.  She is also a co-convener for the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable.


**Robert (Bob) Otey, Ph.D., Credentialed Advanced Mediator, Arbitrator,  Bob’s professional career has included Teacher (Social Studies), athletic coach, private industry manager, school administrator, and university professor. Bob was the administrator of a separate program for middle school students experiencing emotional challenges in Austin Independent School District. In the 1970’s Bob developed the Drug Education Program at Dallas ISD and the Education Service Center Region 11 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He also directed the Secondary Alternative Education Program at Education Service Center Region 13 for several years. Bob went on to develop the Education Administration Program at Concordia University Texas in 2002. Bob served as Director of the program at Concordia for nine years. During his tenure as Director the program grew from a cohort of 20 students to a State-wide program with over 1,000 students. Bob has been mediating and training in mediation since the early 1990’s. He is treasurer of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable (TMTR) and a member of the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM). Bob has taught the Basic Conflict course as an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University in the Master of Human Services Conflict Resolution strand since 1990. Bob retired from Concordia in 2011 and devotes his time to training, mediating, and serving as an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s, Concordia, Huston-Tillotson, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.



$525.00 (tax incl.)