Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 1:45 PM EDT Yisroel Isaacs, LCSW & Isaac Gruenenbaum
This class provides a comprehensive exploration of the distinct roles of mediation and therapy in the context of divorce, highlighting the invaluable benefits a therapist can offer to clients undergoing mediation. By understanding the unique functions of mediation and therapy, participants will gain insight into how these two processes can work synergistically to achieve optimal results. The class emphasizes the therapist's ability to provide emotional support, guidance, and empowerment to clients during the challenging journey of divorce mediation. Participants will learn strategies to help clients navigate the decision-making process, develop self-reflection skills, and promote self-advocacy. By combining the strengths of mediation and therapy, clients can experience a holistic approach that addresses both their emotional well-being and the practical aspects of the divorce, ultimately leading to more informed decisions and successful mediation outcomes.
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- Differentiate between the roles of mediation and therapy: Participants will understand the distinct goals, processes, and focus of mediation and therapy in the context of divorce. They will be able to articulate the benefits of each approach individually.
- Utilize therapeutic techniques to empower clients during the divorce process: Participants will recognize through role play exercises as therapists the importance of providing support, guidance, and empowering their clients through the divorce process.
- Develop skills in offering emotional support, assisting clients in setting goals, and helping them make informed decisions aligned with their values and needs.
Empowering Clients in Divorce Mediation: The Therapist's Role
Yisroel Isaacs, LCSW & Isaac Gruenebaum, Mediator
Duration: 2 hours
- Introduction and Overview (15 minutes)
Welcome and introductions
Brief explanation of divorce mediation
Overview of the class objectives and agenda
2. Understanding the Roles of Mediation and Therapist (30 minutes)
What a mediator’s role is vs what a therapists role is
Discuss the difference between divorce mediation and therapy: goals, processes, and focus
Exploring how the distinct roles of mediators and therapists can individually support clients
Discussing the benefits of a client having both mediation and therapy as resources during the divorce process.
3. Role Play: (30 minutes)
Participants divided into pairs of 4
Each group will have a mediator, therapist, and 2 clients. Following prompts according to their roles.
Participants will notice the different styles and benefits of each role and how they are suitable for each situation.
The mediation process, focusing on effective communication and conflict resolution techniques
The therapeutic process, focusing on emotional support, goal setting, and decision-making assistance
4. Children in Divorce (1 hour)
- Empowering Clients through Integrated Support (15 minutes)
Reflecting on the role play experiences and discussing the difference between mediation and therapy as resources for clients.
Highlighting strategies to empower clients individually, such as providing emotional support, facilitating effective communication, and assisting in decision-making
Analyzing case studies that highlight the benefits of clients having access to both mediation and therapy
- Conclusion and Action Plan (15 minutes)
Summarizing key takeaways from the class
Encouraging participants to share insights and experiences related to empowering clients in divorce mediation
Participants reflect on their learnings and identify actionable steps for clients participating in mediation
Emphasizing the importance of ongoing professional development and support in this integrated approach
- Q&A and Closing Remarks (15 minutes)
Certificates Provider -This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
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- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
This presentation is open to:
- Behavior Analysts
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
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- Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
- Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
- There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.