Basic Training in Divorce Mediation Training
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NY State Divorce Mediation Group Center for Mediation & Training 101 S Broadway Nyack, NY 10960-4411

When: January 25, 26, 27 & February 9, 10, 2019
Where: The Watson Hotel
440 W. 57th Street
New York City, NY 
United States
Contact: Steve Abel

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Training Divorce Mediators since 1987

The Watson Hotel, 440 W. 57th Street, New York City

January 25, 26, 27 & February 9, 10, 2019

All major mediation organizations require a
40 hour Basic Training for accreditation
24 students per session - Limited enrollment

Early-Bird registration is available until January 1, 2019

Our 40 hour Basic Training offers an introduction to the emotional, legal, and financial problems of divorce, as well as an overview of fundamental mediation theories and techniques. Didactic instruction is balanced with extensive role-playing exercises, case studies, and opportunities for Q&A.

Our interdisciplinary staff draws from their diverse professional backgrounds, offering unique perspectives that enrich the training experience. We focus on the “private practice model” and offer ongoing support to our trainees while they develop as professional mediators.

In addition to the basics outlined above, this training will cover some common tax issues, the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the challenges of working with different kinds of retirement plans. We also provide two hours of Domestic Violence training, as required by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Register by the end of the year and save $100 by paying the Early-Bird registration fee of $1,300 (plus $75 for books and training materials)

For details and registration, visit our website:
I found the training to be extremely useful. Going in, I had no idea what mediation was actually all about and how it differed from the negotiation I had been doing for years. Now, I not only know the difference but also see how to use that alternative approach, even in a classic litigation context, to reach a result the clients can live with — something which is particularly critical when there are custodial issues. The instruction from Steve and Ken (and the guest instructors) is solid and useful. I recommend the course even if you never intend to mediate because the techniques you will learn are universal."
--Leonard G. Florescue, Attorney

Steven Abel, past President and a founding board member of APFM, is a divorce mediator and family law attorney with more than 40 years of experience. He is the editor of Federal Family Law and one of the co-authors of The Friendly Divorce Guidebook for New York, articles on divorce law (including "Social Security Retirement Benefits"), and several Blumberg law forms for divorce, including Child Support Worksheets, (Blumberg form A189). He is a past President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Steven was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Chapter of AFCC and served as its President. He was recently honored by the NYSCDM which named its annual award for service as the Abel Award.

Kenneth Neumannwas a Founding Board member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and was an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution Family Section. He is a Founding Board Member and Past President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Ken also serves on the Board of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners as well as being a member of the Financial Therapy Association. Ken has received training as both a family therapist and as a Clinical School Psychologist. He has been working with parents and children going through the divorce process for over 35 years. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has been actively involved in the training of family mediators since 1983.

Ada L. Hasloecheris a Founding Board member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. She started the Divorce and Family Mediation Center in Melville, NY. Having developed her skills as a negotiator after 20 years in commercial real estate, she set her sights on a new direction in 2000. With her deep and abiding passion to make a real difference, Ada served on the Board of Directors of the NYSCDM. She has presented workshops to both the NYSCDM and FDMCGNY and seminars on divorce mediation at EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association) and the AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy).