Clinical Mediation — Certificate
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.
- A background check
- Health clearance
|COUN 693||Systemic Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy||2|
|MFAM 515||Crisis Intervention and Client-Centered Advocacy||3|
|MFAM 538||Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution||2|
|MFAM 544||Family and Divorce Mediation||4|
|MFAM 553||Family Systems Theory||3|
|MFAM 585||Internship in Family Mediation||4|
|MFAM 644||Child Abuse and Family Violence||3|
|MFAM 614||Law and Ethics||3|
|or MFTH 527||Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues|
|Select of the following:||3|
|Religion, Marriage, and the Family|
Normal time to complete the program
2 years based on less than half-time enrollment