Louisiana Family and Divorce Mediation Training

Louisiana Family and Divorce Mediation Training: In this comprehensive 40 Hour course, you will learn to apply dispute resolution techniques which will prepare you to add conflict resolution approaches to your existing professional practice or work toward establishing your own mediation practice.

This course satisfies Louisiana’s training requirement under La. R.S. 9:334, for licensed professionals to be placed on the approved registry of child custody and visitation mediators, including 8 hours of required co-mediation training. This course is approved for 40 Hours MCLE credit and 40 Hours of (Family) specialization credit (including 1.5 hrs of ethics and 1.0 hrs of professionalism) by the Louisiana State Bar Association MCLE committee and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.  It is also approved for 40.0 hours of CE credit for LPC’s by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Licensing Board of Examiners and 40 hours of CEU credit for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists by the LAMFT.  In addition, this course is routinely approved for continuing education credit for social workers, psychologists, and other professionals in related fields.


4-Day Session (Wednesday through Saturday)
8:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.


 March 21-24, 2018 – Baton Rouge, LA
May 16-19, 2018 – New Orleans, LA
June 6-9, 2018 – Baton Rouge, LA










The financial, legal, social, psychological, and procedural dynamics of divorce mediation are explained and then experienced in mock mediations. This training includes an examination of Louisiana family law and its impact upon the mediation of domestic subjects such as divorce, property division, custody, visitation, grandparent and elder care issues.

Family & Divorce Mediation Training is a dynamic discussion-based seminar that includes lecture, small group interaction, role plays with feedback, and case studies. Those completing the course will receive a certificate suitable for framing.

Since 1992, The Mediation Institute’s experienced trainers have conducted over 200 courses attended by thousands of professionals. Graduates include judges and attorneys, mental health and human resource professionals, as well as educators, students, and administrators.

Our Family and Divorce Mediation Training Seminar will encompass:

  • Understanding the dynamics of conflict
  • Impact of family conflict and divorce on parents and children
  • Mediator skills and interventions
  • Ethics/Professional Responsibility
  • Identifying and screening domestic violence issues
  • Role of family law in mediation
  • strategic marketing of family mediation

Who should attend:

  • Attorneys
  • licensed professional counselors
  • marriage and family therapists
  • licensed social workers
  • parent coordinators
  • Clergy
  • Collaborative law professionals
  • Family court administrators
  • Financial advisors
  • Guardians ad litem
  • Judges
  • Paralegals
  • Others involved in helping people resolve disputes and manage conflict

Training Fees

40 Hour Family & Divorce Course – $1075.00

Available Course Discounts include: $100.00 early registration discount for registrations received 30 days or earlier, $100.00 discount for signing up for both courses, and group discounts for three or more persons.

Tuition Payment and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Payment Policy: Payment in full is required to reserve your place. If you wish to qualify for the Early Registration discount, where available, we must receive full payment by the deadline. Confirmation details for all courses are sent upon receipt of full payment.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Written cancellations received at least two weeks before the start of training will be refunded, less a $150 administrative fee. Cancellations after this cut off will receive no refunds. Substitutions may be designated with notification to our office at no charge. In addition, all cancellations, may transfer their registration to another training offered within a calendar year at no additional cost. Request for rescheduling must be received within 30 days following original registered course date.

The Mediation Institute further reserves the right to cancel a course if sufficient enrollment is not met, and cannot be held responsible for expenses related to travel and/or reservations for overnight accommodations. In the event of the cancellation of a course, the Mediation Institute will refund registration fees pertaining to that course or apply those fees to a future course.