Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Civil Mediation Training (3-day) and
Family Mediation Training (5-day)
In Springfield, Missouri on December 9-13, 2004 

Presented by Washington University School of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program  
And Southwest Missouri State University, Center for Dispute Resolution.

Join C. J. Larkin, Principal Trainer, (Washington University School of Law, Lecturer in Law and Administrative Director of ADR Programs) and Dr. Charlene Berquist, (Associate Professor and Director of Center for Dispute Resolution, Southwest Missouri State University) and a team of experienced mediation coaches for a highly interactive 3-day or 5-day training in civil mediation/family mediation. 

Participants will receive extensive, one-on-one coaching and written evaluations of their skill development in mediation role-plays.

Program Schedule 

Days 1-5: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Morning, lunch and afternoon breaks. Lunch and snacks provided.)

16.0 or 40.0 hours Missouri CLE Credit, including 1.0 Ethics Hours.  
Social Work CEUs available.

This training meets the Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 mediation education requirements for general civil mediators and Rule 88 for family mediators. Social Work CEUs are available.

Training Faculty:  A Panel of Experienced Mediators as Trainers and Coaches 

One-on-One Coaching and Written Evaluations 

Limited Class Size



  • Conflict Resolution Theories of Negotiation and Mediation  
  • Strategies for Ethical Mediators and Attorney Advocates
  • Communication Skills for Mediators and Attorney Advocates:
    Listening, questioning, reframing, uncovering interests and concerns, generating and prioritizing options, coming to agreement.
  • Mediation Process:  
    Client preparation for mediation, 10 stages of mediation, confidentiality, neutrality, tools for overcoming impasse, and use of experts (e.g., attorneys, social workers, accountants).
  • Family Legal Issues:  
    Family court rules and procedures, physical and legal custody, "best interests of the child," child support, property evaluation and division, and post-divorce modifications.
  • Family Dynamics:  
    Child development, domestic violence, family dysfunction, the role of third parties (e.g., siblings, step-parents, grandparents), mental health and substance abuse, child neglect and abuse, supervised visitation/exchange, and community resources.
For information: 
Contact C. J. Larkin, (Washington University School of Law), at (314) 935-4125  


To register: 
Contact Dr. Charlene Berquist, (Southwest Missouri State University), at (417) 836-5158.

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