As a mental health clinician, you encounter couples ending marriages, grappling with painful resentments, communication breakdowns, and fears of an uncertain future.
And for couples with children…
It’s even harder as they navigate custody, co-parenting arrangements, and the emotional toll on their sometimes confused, lonely, and emotionally torn kids.
But here’s the truth—it doesn’t have to be so hard.
You can be the clinician who helps a separating couple skillfully develop a co-parenting plan in a way that helps them breathe through heartache, make skillful decisions that will support their children’s growth, and develop a new story for their family.
Guided by the expertise of our instructor, Merriam Saunders, LMFT, a specialist in parenting plan mediation, you will gain insights into a comprehensive, step-by-step process designed to navigate the intricate and emotional journey of separation. Through this course, you’ll acquire the tools needed to assist couples in developing effective parenting plans that serve the entire family for years to come.
Upon completing this course, you’ll not only acquire a fresh set of skills, but you’ll also open doors to increased earning potential and enhance your professional credibility with a valuable certificate of completion.
And rest assured—you’ll learn how to get clients, what to charge, and successfully manage the entire mediation process from start to finish!
Throughout the course, you will delve into various critical topics, including:
Now is the perfect time to enroll and expand your practice, allowing you to make a positive impact on the lives of couples and families during their most challenging times.
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.
**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Merriam Sarcia Saunders is a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of diverse experience in counseling children and adults across private practice, school settings, and case management. She holds advanced training in child and adolescent treatment from UC Berkeley and is a Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) with specialized expertise in ADHD, autism, and coaching for ADHD.
With certifications in divorce and special education meditation, she has served as a special education mediator for the Marin County Office of Education, advocating for children with special needs. She is also trained as a special master/parent coordinator and contributes as a panelist for Marin County Family Court’s Case Settlement Conferences.
Dedicated to promoting resilience and healing, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Mindfulness Clinical Practitioner. Her passion for co-parenting mediation led her to develop a specialized parenting plan mediation course for mental health professionals, empowering others to foster a peaceful and successful co-parenting strategy for families going through transitions. Join this transformative course and make a positive impact on families and children seeking support during challenging times.
Financial: Merriam Saunders maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Dominican University. She receives royalties as a published author. Merriam Saunders receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Merriam Saunders has no relevant non-financial relationships.
Access never expires for this product.
Foundations of Mediation for Mental Health Professionals
Mediation Process: Step by Step
Divorce, Mental Health, and Childhood Attachment
Harnessing Motivational Interviewing in Mediation
Managing High-Conflict Couples
Working with Diverse Populations
Real-World Practice & Application
Laws & Ethics
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