Family Mediation Certificate

Mediators help families move toward consensual and long-term agreement. Whether it is successfully navigating divorce, child custody or family businesses and estates, mediators play an important role in maintaining positive relationships. The Family Mediation Certificate strengthens the foundation of family mediation and focuses on developing conflict resolution skills that help you manage family disputes. The program meets the criteria for Wisconsin’s Act 355 mediating parenting plans and Wisconsin’s Association of Mediators Model Standards for Training. It received the approval of the Association for Conflict Resolution and is designed for individuals and attorneys seeking certification as well as psychologists looking for continuing education credit. Through our program, work with our field-tested instructor, Sue Bronson, to build your mediation skill set and work toward mediator certification.

This approved program offers CLEs and CEUs and meets the training standards required by Wisconsin Chapter 767. It is approved for the Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling & Social Worker accreditation through Chapter MPSW 19 – Wisconsin.

If you reside in Northern Wisconsin, there may be a closer location for you to access our Family Mediation Certificate program. Click here to learn more: Northern Wisconsin Location.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret the current research and literature on family conflict and evaluate its application to family mediation
  • Apply conflict resolution skills to work toward mutual agreement of opposed parties
  • Identify standards of practice and different ethical issues that commonly arise during mediation
  • Outline mutually beneficial paths to reach conflict resolution with dignity and respect
  • Compile resources and strategies to use when interacting with high-conflict personalities
  • Work with community experts and mediators and use their firsthand knowledge to inform your mediation process

Upcoming Sessions

To get started, enroll in this intensive session. Earn the certificate by completing the full 40-hour, five-day program.

Date: Mon, Sept 16-Wed, Sept 18 & Thurs, Oct 10-Fri, Oct 11, 2024 

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructors:
Sue Bronson MS
Sarah Whiting

Fee: $1,395

CEUs: 4.0, CEHs: 40, CLEs: 46.5

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 1040-15792

Note: Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

46.5 CLE/ 4.5 EPR/ 24.0GALm/ 24.0 GALf

Approved via the Wisconsin Court System-Continuing Legal Education 

Registration Deadline: Sept 9, 2024

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Date: Wednesday 04/16/2025-Friday 04/18/2025 and Monday 4/28/2025-Tuesday 04/29/2025

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8am-5pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Sarah Whiting

Fee: $1,395

CEUs: 4.0, CEHs: 40, CLEs: 46.5

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 1040-16551

Note: Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

Registration Deadline: Apr 8, 2025

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Date: Monday 09/15/2025-Wednesday 09/17/2025 and Thursday10/09/2025-10/10/2025

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructors:
Sue Bronson MS
Sarah Whiting

Fee: $1,395

CEUs: 4.0, CEHs: 40, CLEs: 46.5

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 1040-16552

Note: Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

Registration Deadline: Sept 7, 2025

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Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Star DeLuca, Program Manager

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