WHAT WE OFFER YOU…
What is the purpose of the Family Mediation Practicum?
The Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), Family Mediation Accreditation program, requires 100 hours of practicum experience to become an Accredited Family Mediator. OAFM allows 80 of the 100 hours to be completed using simulated cases. We offer this online practicum experience to help new mediators obtain a maximum of 80 hours towards the 100 required hours. It is an opportunity to practice and develop skills using realistic case scenarios and the hours can be counted towards your accreditation.
Your final 20 hours of the practicum must be completed with real clients. Our team leads (on a limited basis) also offer the option of completing this final 20 hours. It is your responsibility to apply to OAFM for accreditation when you have completed the 100 hours.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
First, The prerequisite is that you complete all the required family mediation courses before applying for the practicum
- a) 21 hours of Domestic Violence and Power Imbalance Screening;
b) 60 hours of mediation training (foundation course and advanced mediation course)
c) 21 hours of Family Law, for those who require it;
d) 21 hours of Family Relations, for those who require it.
For course requirements please contact OAFM.on.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Register and provide payment.
- You will join the online class on set dates.
The first 20 hours is observation where you have the opportunity to observe experienced mediators.
The second 20 hours is co-mediation where you will co-mediate with your Team Lead or peers, while also observing others.
The final 40 hours provides you with the opportunity to practice as a mediator while being coached by your Team Lead. Students will be responsible for all aspects of the mediations, including file management, intake, developing a process, conducting joint sessions, and reporting.
Module One & Two
You can obtain the full 80 hours.
There will be experienced mediators to provide feedback and advice at each step.
STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
This practicum is all about skill development. The practice of mediation is a continual self-reflective learning experience. Students will have real time feedback and be able to pause and rewind their effort.
It is only through trying different approaches and observing different mediators that mediators enhance their skills and develop their own authentic style.
Students are evaluated at the half-way point and at the end of the practicum.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT?
We must have your registration form and payment to secure your spot in the practicum and will confirm by email upon receipt.
You have three choices for registration:
- 1. You can register for the entire practicum (80 hours)
- 2. You can register for the first Module (observation and co-mediation 40 hours only).
- 3. You can register for the second Module (40 mediation hours) provided you completed the first 40 hours.
So effectively, and as an example, you could do Module One in the Fall and Module Two in the Spring. Mix and match or do the entire practicum in one season.
- $1500 plus HST for 40 hours of observation and co-mediation practicum. Offered in Fall, Winter. Spring
- $1500 plus HST for 40 hours of mediation practicum. ‘`Note – prerequisite is completion of Module One Offered in Fall, Winter and Spring
MODULE ONE AND TWO – 80 HOUR PRACTICUM
- $2900 plus HST for 80 hours of practicum Offered in Fall, Winter and Spring, Summer
CHANGE OF DATE, CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS?
Less than 14 days’ notice of change of date is subject to a $226 administration fee.
You will receive a full refund up to 14 days in advance of the first date of the Module you registered for. Less than 14 days cancellation is subject to a $226 administration fee.
All notices must go to email@example.com
Family Mediation Practicum Ontario reserves the right to cancel the practicum and should that happen, students will be refunded or offered a credit to attend another training date
WILL THE PRACTICUM BE OFFERED AGAIN?
We offer this practicum for September, January, and April each year, as well as a summer registration. Simply register for the next opportunity.