Coming up…

See what’s coming up for the months of July/August.

Advanced Family Mediation, 9 – 13 July

This subject will equip students to respond to domestic and family violence in family work and to operate in a family law environment. Students develop advanced skills in family dispute resolution and practise managing some of the more challenging situations that may arise in the family context. The subject covers the following two compulsory competencies for FDRP Accreditation: “Respond to domestic and family violence in family work” (CHCDFV811B) and “Operate in a family law environment” (CHCFAM505B).


Prof. Jennifer McIntosh 2 day workshop, 29-30 July

Prof. Jennifer McIntosh will present a two day workshop on children in family dispute resolution. Jennifer is a clinical child psychologist, family therapist and research consultant. She is the Director of Family Transitions, and Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, School of Public Health and Human Biosciences. Jenn has a high profile in international training and conference forums, in the mental health, welfare and legal sectors. Uniquely, Jenn is both a clinical specialist and researcher, with a particular interest in making developmental theories “user friendly”, enabling parents and professionals to notice and consider the experience of children and infants.

When: 29th & 30th July 2013

Time: Day 1: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day 2: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: James Cook University – Endeavour Room, 1st Floor University Hall (Blg 112)

To register your attendance or for further information please contact NQ FLPN Project Officer – Miriam Owato on 07 4779 4211 or email:


Facilitation, August 9-11

This subject examines the dynamics of facilitating multi-party conflicts and groups of stakeholders, and the process choices for managing them. The subject addresses multi-party disputes from the perspective of participants, mediators and facilitators. Students will learn process design, process management, and skills for facilitating multi-party communication.


Mediation, August 20 – 25

This subject provides students with a strong grounding in facilitative mediation. Students develop the essential negotiation, mediation and communication skills required to practice as a mediator. Throughout the subject, students receive individual coaching on their mediation skills from experienced practitioners. The course meets the education and training requirements of the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System. After completing this course, students are eligible to sit the competency assessment for National Accreditation as a Mediator under the National Mediator Approval Standards.