Do you want to be a child custody mediator?

Do you think you have what it takes to be a child custody mediator?  Join us and find out. 

Take advantage of this opportunity!  This is the last time this training will be offered to all comers on an open-enrollment basis.  Future trainings will be limited-enrollment through an application process. 

This training is designed to meet the requirements for registration on the Idaho Supreme Court Child Custody Mediator Roster. Presented in a unique, multi-modality format, this program provides three different options to meet your training needs. To minimize the need for travel and time off of work, training is presented in a combination of online and live instruction. The online portion is completed at your own pace prior to attending the live seminar.

This is a great resource to learn tools that can be used not only in mediation but in everyday life.
          -Loren Caudle, MA, CDP, MAC, Phoenix House


At  this intensive training you will learn: 
  • The Four Nodes of Mediation
  • The Three Fs
  • Four Steps to Building a Mediation Practice
  • What is child custody mediation anyway?
  • How to untangle family law’s jumble of jargon
  • Your legal and ethical duties as a mediator
  • How to screen for safety issues
  • Key factors to be aware of in family relationships
  • Developmental considerations for parenting plans
  • And much more…
Very good training.  I would recommend it to anyone looking to become a mediator or enhance their current skill level in a variety of fields/contexts.
          – Tammy Everson, LCSW, Camas Profesional Counseling



20 Hour Option

This option is for new custody mediators who have previously completed 40 hours of basic mediation training, or for experienced mediators who need a good refresher. Covers all child-custody-specific topics required under Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16(j). Participants must have previously completed at least 40 hours of basic mediation training in order to select this option. 

Tutition: $550   $450

40 Hour Option

This option is for licensed attorneys and mental health professionals with no prior mediation training. This option covers all basic mediation skills and child-custody-specific topics required under IRCP 16(j). 

Tutition: $950  $750

Save Money – Register for Both! (60 Hours)

This option is for all other participants with no prior mediation training. This option comprises a 40 hour basic mediation curriculum plus the 20 hour child custody mediation curriculum in one cohesive course of training. Participants are able to complete the equivalent of two courses for significantly less cost than taking each separately. Additional practical and role-play exercises completed online via live webinar on May 3rd and May 17th.   Please check computer system requirements prior to registering.

Tuition: $1500  $850

I highly recommend this seminar as a refresher course, or first time mediation training.
          – Steve Larsen, Attorney
Where and When?

DATES: April 24-26, 2013

LOCATION: Ada County Courthouse, 200 West Front Street, Boise, Idaho


I really liked the way he challenged us to think and consider as many things as possible when dealing with people and such emotional issues.  He also made things fun and entertaining.  That helped make the four days easy to get through and wanting to pay attention to everything.  I would recommend his training courses to anyone who asked.
          – Lynette Stumpp