2 -weeks (21 academic credit hours)–
Live Session Schedule: Lectures Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT, role play sessions (mandatory), Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT.–
Understanding the structure and dynamics of a family is important to the practice of family mediation. This course will discuss the Family Systems Theory and highlight the impact separation and divorce can have on the family unit. Specifically, the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional implications on children and the parents. Students should gain insight into the re-negotiated family unit and learn about the impact this life change can have on all relationships involved and how to reinforce positive reciprocal relationships through the practice of mediation.