Title

LAW9326-1.MSL: Family Mediation.J16.Faculty,MHSL

Faculty Name

MHSL Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

Other

Course Subject

LAW

Course Number

9326

Course Section

1

Course Title

MSL: Family Mediation

Academic Term and Year

Winter 2016

Credits

3.00

Area of Study

LSIM, LWSK

Course Description

This course is a challenging high-energy 40-hour seminar in basic divorce mediation skills and practice development. Along with the basic content areas of divorce settlement--property division, parenting, child and spousal support, divorce tax issues--the course also addresses: the role of consultants and lawyers; conflict theory; psychological issues; power balancing; domestic abuse; drafting agreements; and mediation ethics. Although designed with the law student and family lawyer in mind, the course also is ideal training and specialization for therapists and other social service professionals. The instructor combines therapy techniques and family law practice that offers all students refined skills and new consumer-oriented service products in the era of managed care. Experiential learning is emphasized with the opportunity for individual feedback from experienced coaches. Students cannot receive credit for both Mediation and Family Mediation. J-Term or Summer Only Course

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