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Healthy Divorce Mediation 101

  • 28 Jun 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting

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Healthy Divorce Mediation 101
How Therapists Can Prevent Conflict and Protect Children

APT CE is not offered.

This program is designed to help clinicians understand how the divorce mediation process works from beginning to end. Participants will develop an understanding of the advantages of mediation compared to litigation.

Participants will understand the “client-centered” strategic divorce mediation process, including raising every relevant issue, explaining Arizona law, developing personalized options, strategically facilitating conversations, and guiding parties to their best possible agreements. Participants will understand foundational mediation concepts such as interest-based negotiation, clients’ self-determination, mediator impartiality, balancing, and mediation confidentiality.

We will highlight the parallels between mediation strategies with therapeutic interventions including reframing, future focus, mutualizing, asking questions, educating, preempting, giving hope and encouragement, harnessing momentum, anchoring, and acknowledging.

Learning Objectives 

This free 1-hour CE is designed to help clinicians understand:

  1. How the divorce mediation process works from beginning to end.
  2. The advantages of mediation when compared to litigation.
  3. Details of the client-centered, strategic divorce mediation process, including raising every relevant issue, explaining Arizona law, developing personalized options, strategically facilitating conversations, and guiding parties to their best possible agreements.
  4. Foundational mediation concepts include interest-based negotiation, clients’ self-determination, mediator impartiality, balancing, and mediation confidentiality.
  5. Conflict resolution strategies and skills that parallel therapeutic interventions include reframing, future focus, mutualizing, asking questions, educating, preempting, giving hope and encouragement, harnessing momentum, anchoring, and acknowledging.

Approved by the Arizona Interest Network of the
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

APT CE is not offered.

About our presenters: 

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR, is a Professional Mediator and the Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona and The National Mediation Training Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. He is a former President of The Academy of Professional Family Mediators. He authors Raising Arizona Kids Magazine’s monthly column Courageous Co-Parenting. Michael is married to Karen Aurit, and they live in Phoenix, Arizona with their three and five-year-old daughters. Michael can be reached at michael@auritmediation.com.

Karen Aurit, LAMFT, is the Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona and The National Mediation Training Institute. Karen is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in mindfulness theory. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. She authors Raising Arizona Kids Magazine’s monthly relationship column Healthy Love Habits. Karen is married to Michael Aurit, and they live in Phoenix, Arizona, with their three and five-year-old daughters. Karen can be reached at karen@auritmediation.com.

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Arizona Association for Play Therapy 

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Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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