Baltimore Mediation’s Advanced Mediation Training: Custody, Visitation & Child Support

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Date(s) - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Inn at the Colonnade


Baltimore Mediation, which works with individuals and organizations to transform conflicts, will present a three-day, 20-hour skills training course called “Advanced Mediation Training: Custody, Visitation & Child Support” for mediators of family and child custody disputes.

When? Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where? The Inn at the Colonnade
4 W. University Parkway

Baltimore Mediation President and CEO Louise Phipps Senft will lead “Advanced Mediation Training: Custody, Visitation & Child Support,” teaching conflict transformation, resolution theory and practical skills for family mediation. The course will specifically address domestic violence, self-awareness and mediation ethics, communication skills, parenting plans, psychological and cognitive issues, family dynamics and couples’ negotiation patterns and custody, visitation and child support issues.

“Family conflict can have profound, far-reaching effects for everyone involved, which is why it’s crucial mediators are equipped with deep knowledge, practical skills and true-to-life experience,” said Senft, who has been recognized nationally for mediation training. “We’ve designed this training to provide exactly that, giving mediators the tools necessary to transform conflict and promote healing.”

Training will take place through role-play, group demonstrations and discussions. Participants will also receive individual feedback from experienced mediators and coaches.

The course, nationally approved by the former Academy of Family Mediators and the Association of Conflict Resolution, costs $850 and includes a certificate that satisfies state and federal government requirements. To learn more or register, visit

Louise Phipps Senft founded Baltimore Mediation in 1993 and has more than 24 years of experience teaching conflict transformation approaches and skills. She co-authored bestselling book “Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change” with her husband. In addition, Senft is an adjunct professor teaching mediation at the University of Maryland School of Law, former faculty member at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Insight Initiative and past president of the Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution.

Baltimore Mediation works with individuals, families, groups, organizations and businesses to facilitate difficult or complex conversations that bring about the transformation and resolution of conflicts. In addition to mediation, Baltimore Mediation offers trainings and workshops in conflict transformation and mediation across the United States and Europe. Founded in 1993 by Louise Phipps Senft, Baltimore Mediation is the first private mediation firm in Maryland. (