Program DescriptionThis training leads toward becoming a practitioner member in the Association for Conflict Resolution. 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. The clinical mediation certificate can be a track in the M.S., D.M.F.T., or Ph.D. degree programs in marital and family therapy, or an independent certificate.
Program Length1 year
Possible CareersThis 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.
Admissions RequirementsApplicants must meet the School of Behavioral Health admission requirements and give evidence of academic ability, professional comportment, and mature judgement.. The clinical mediation certificate can be a track in the M.S., D.M.F.T., or Ph.D. degree programs in marital and family therapy; or an independent certificate.
The following are admission requirements:
- A bachelor's (B.A. or B.S.) degree from an accredited university
- Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in undergraduate degree
- Formal interview with department faculty
- Three letters of recommendation (two letters if already admitted into the department)
- Fulfill the requirements for admission for their respective degrees in order to pursue the track in clinical mediation
- A background check (required before matriculation to the program)