Family & Separating Couples Mediation 32 Hour Training Course- MII Certified

Presented by RoundTable Solutions Ltd. From Tue 09 Feb 2021 to Fri 12 Mar 2021  

32 CPD Points

Available Online Nationwide: To respond to the changing landscape of remote working environments, this programme is presented in its entirety as an online programme. 

Fee: €990 CPD Course – Mediators’ Institute Ireland Accredited 32 CPD Points 

For registration form please contact:

Cork: 021 2339350 

Course Dates:  

  • February 2021: 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 25th  
  • March  2021: 4th, 10th & 12th.  

Course Timings: 9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Trainer – Ber Barry-Murray 

Ber is an advanced accredited mediator with the Mediators Institute of Ireland, with 20 years experience as an active mediator, having qualified in the Family Mediation Service in 2000. 

In addition to her extensive work in mediating with families, she is on the Council of MII, with responsibility for the family sector. She has led the team who developed the template and guidelines on Separation Mediation Settlements; Parenting Mediation Settlements and Child Support Mediation Settlements. 

Ber is on the panel of assessors for Advanced Mediators with MII, on the panel of mediators for the Medical Council, and panels for mediation in some of the large universities. She has mediated cases in family separation/divorce, child issues (both direct and indirect work with children), foster and family law cases. 

Ber designed the family separating couples mediation training for MII in 2010 and has delivered this programme since that time. She is currently involved in the revision of this course. She brings extensive experience to the training in working with families, and delivers a practical applied programme through case study application. 

Click here for more information on Ber’s experience 

Admission Requirements 

32 hours training is designed for Mediators who have successfully completed an MII recognised Certified Mediation Training Programme or similar certified programmes which meet the MII criteria, and are wishing to work in the area of Family (separating couples) mediation. 

For further information please contact, Telephone: (01) 5390212 (021) 2339350; or view our website 

To apply, click here for registration form

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Module 1: Couple Dynamics - Engaging in the Process

Understanding relationships and family dynamics
Conflict in family separation and divorce
Grief and loss during family mediation
Values of family mediation
Mediating in emotionally difficult environments

Module 2: Family Mediation Process

The mediator’s role in family mediation
The family mediation structure and process
Preparing the agreement to mediate
Screening for safety and domestic violence
Family financial matters including family assets, maintenance, pensions and liabilities

Module 3: Children in mediation

Direct consultation with children
The voice of the child
Parents and children’s needs through separation
Mediating parenting agreements
Family sessions

Module 4: Child Protection Issues

Identification of child protection issues in mediation
Types of abuse
Mediator’s role and responsibility in child protection
Reporting procedures
Mediating parenting agreements in the context of child protection

Module 5: Family Law Matters

Separation and divorce legislation
Family and child protection legislation
Domestic abuse legislation
Drafting a mediation settlements (Agreement)

Module 6: Domestic Abuse and Screening

Screening for domestic violence
Supporting victims of domestic violence during the mediation process
Mediation and domestic violence orders
Mediating with couples where domestic violence is present
Safe termination of mediation
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Enrolled: 1000 students
Duration: 16 hours
Lectures: 29
Video: 16 hours
Level: Advanced


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed