Clinical Mediation — Certificate

Program director
Ian P. Chand

The Clinical Mediation Program is designed to provide professional training in the mediation process involving courts, families, and work environments. This training leads toward becoming a practitioner member in the Association for Conflict Resolution. This program is especially designed for counselors, marital and family therapists, psychologists, social workers, attorneys, human resource administrators, pastors, and others whose professional responsibilities include the mediation process. Family systems theory is central to the training in clinical mediation. The academic and clinical requirements for the certificate include 27 quarter units and 150 clock hours of supervised clinical experience.

Applicants must meet Loma Linda University and School of Behavioral Health admissions requirements; and give evidence of academic ability, professional comportment, and mature judgment. The clinical mediation certificate can be a track in the M.S., D.M.F.T., or Ph.D. degrees in marital and family therapy; or an independent certificate. The admission requirements for the certificate program are as follows:

  • A bachelor's (B.A. or B.S.) degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the undergraduate degree.
  • Formal interview with department faculty.
  • Three letters of recommendation (two letters if already admitted into the department).
  • Fulfillment of the admission requirements for the chosen degree in order to pursue the track in clinical mediation.

Pre-entrance requirements:

  • A background check
  • Health clearance
Required
FMST 528Parenting2
MFAM 515Crisis Intervention and Client-Centered Advocacy3
MFAM 538Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution2
MFAM 544Family and Divorce Mediation4
MFAM 553Family Systems Theory3
MFAM 585Internship in Family Mediation4
MFAM 644Child Abuse and Family Violence3
MFAM 614Law and Ethics3
or MFTH 527 Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues
Religion
Select of the following:3
Religion, Marriage, and the Family
RELR 5__
Graduate-level relational
Total Units27

Normal time to complete the program

2 years based on less than half-time enrollment