Certificate in Family Mediation

Program Overview | Available Sessions | Program Policies

Fall 2020

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$4,995.00 (CAD)

Family mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party intervenes to assist spouses and other cohabiting partners in the negotiation of a mutually acceptable agreement on matters that emerge on separation including the parenting of their children, child support, spousal support, and the division of their property.

CSFM1000 Family Mediation

This course introduces participants to family mediation and its applicability to various situations, which includes separation and divorce, unmarried spouses, non-biological parents, gender considerations and cultural dynamics. Participants will acquire the skills and abilities to apply mediation within the legal context of family life, and be able to distinguish and evaluate mediation theories, models and practices within the realm of conflict and power. Participants will learn how to conduct a mediation case to partial or full agreement with the aid of case scenarios and role play.
Schedule:
From 19-Sep-2020 to 18-Oct-2020
Live Online Classes Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (19 Sep 2020 to 20 Sep 2020); Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (03 Oct 2020 to 04 Oct 2020); Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (17 Oct 2020 to 18 Oct 2020)
# of Classes:
6
# of Hours:
40.00

CSFM1020 Family Law

Participants will first learn about the law-making systems in place in Canada, the legislative jurisdiction over family law, and the family justice system in Ontario. They will then learn of the law pertaining to custody/parenting of children, child support, spousal support, and property equalization and division. The course will focus on helping students to identify legal issues, how to provide legal information to potential clients, how to negotiate legal terms in a contract and issues related to drafting legal agreements. The participants will become familiar with using computer software to determine potential financial support and property outcomes.
Schedule:
From 31-Oct-2020 to 15-Nov-2020
Live Online Classes Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (31 Oct 2020 to 01 Nov 2020); Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (14 Nov 2020 to 15 Nov 2020)
# of Classes:
4
# of Hours:
21.00

CSFM1010 Assessing and Screening for Domestic Violence

This course covers essential elements within and throughout the family mediation process that all family mediators must be fully attuned to. The instructor will inform participants about domestic violence and power imbalance as phenomena that are characteristic of many families and how to screen and assess readiness and appropriateness for mediation. The instructor will provide participants with a screening instrument and they will role-play its application to safety planning within the context of family mediation. A variety of learning modalities are used including lecture, group discussions, exercises, and role-play.
Schedule:
From 28-Nov-2020 to 13-Dec-2020
Live Online Classes Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (28 Nov 2020 to 29 Nov 2020); Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (12 Dec 2020 to 13 Dec 2020)
# of Classes:
4
# of Hours:
21.00

CSFM1030 Family Relations

This course will enhance student’s knowledge and insight as to the possible impact that separation and divorce arrangements may have on children, parents, and extended family relationships, providing a strong understanding of modern-day issues that may be present in a family mediation case. Utilizing a framework of family systems theory, students will explore various considerations of child development, attachment, causes of conflict, mental health issues, trauma and extension of the original family in the context of separation and divorce. This course provides students with the skills, tools, and knowledge to facilitate a mediation agreement which meets a family’s unique needs. The course format combines lecture, individual and group exercises and discussions, multimedia, and family mediation case studies.
Schedule:
From 16-Jan-2021 to 31-Jan-2021
Live Online Classes Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (16 Jan 2021 to 17 Jan 2021); Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (30 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2021)
# of Classes:
4
# of Hours:
21.00

CSFM1040 Advanced Family Mediation

This course is an experiential application of the skills learned throughout the Family Mediation Certificate Program. The trainer will combine lecture along with interactive learning activities including role-play to cover topics such as mobility, intergenerational issues, dealing with impasse, conflict analysis, unconscious and implicit bias, cultural fluency, working with high-conflict behaviors, management of multiparty situations, drafting, and process design to address power imbalance. The course will include an overall comprehensive look at the mediation process and deepening of the mediator experience will be explored through reflective practice.
Schedule:
From 13-Feb-2021 to 28-Feb-2021
Live Online Classes Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (13 Feb 2021 to 14 Feb 2021); Sat,Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (27 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021)
# of Classes:
4
# of Hours:
21.00

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Confidentiality and Financial Security

Given the experiential and practical nature of the courses and the application of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to York University, The School of Continuing Studies works to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will limit the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information (including proper name, address, etc.) is omitted from all written documents in order to protect personal privacy and confidentiality. Instructors should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class or allow students to do so.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:

  • Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
  • Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.

York University Privacy Policy

How to Register

Online – Visit our website at continue.yorku.ca to register in any course or program offered by the Continuing and Professional Education.

Fax – (For credit card payments only) Complete the registration form, including credit card information. Fax to 416-650-8042, with program-specific documentation (i.e., proof of degree).

Mail – Complete the Registration Form and mail to the Continuing and Professional Education.

School of Continuing Studies
YORK UNIVERSITY
Room 116, Atkinson Building
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
Tel: +1 416 736 5616 Email: continue@yorku.ca
Fax: +1 416 650 8042 Web: continue.yorku.ca

All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended.

The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to alter fees, other charges, instructors, and course dates/locations described in this brochure.

Mailing Address and Change(s) in Personal Status

All correspondence, including your registration confirmation, grade report, and refund cheque, will be sent to the “mailing address” provided at the time of registration.

To maintain accurate student records, notification of any changes to your name, address, and contact information are required. To update your personal information:

  • go online to Contact Us and email all changes;
    OR
  • submit a written request to the Registration and Convocation Assistant Rumina Habib

All name-change requests must be accompanied by official documentation justifying such a change.

We will not accept telephone requests to change a name or address.

Education and Amount Certificates (Income Tax Receipts, T2202A)

Income Tax receipts will be available online in February of the following year. Please refer to the income tax guide for allowable deductions.

Session Transfer

Students must contact the Program Manager for permission to transfer to another session. Transfer requests are only granted for documented medical reasons.

Notification of Change or Cancellation of Classes

When necessary, the School of Continuing Studies may alter, postpone, or cancel classes. In these instances, students will be notified by e-mail, based on the information provided at the time of registration.

Cancellations or changes will also be posted on the School of Continuing Studies twitter account.

Cancellation of Courses/Programs - Fee Refund

The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs/courses. Should a course or program be withdrawn or cancelled, the School will issue a full refund of fees paid.

University Policy on Student Conduct

  • Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy, collegiality, and mutual respect, and to refrain from actions that would be disruptive to such a relationship;
  • It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom, and the responsibility of the student to cooperate in that endeavour; and,
  • The instructor is the best person to decide, in first instance, whether such an atmosphere is present in the class, and may, at their discretion, take steps that they feel are appropriate to resolve an issue or dispute.

In any case where a student feels that this policy has been violated, they are urged to notify the instructor of the course/program as soon as possible. Students may be asked to provide a detailed written description of their complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the Program Manager for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/

Grading

a) Grading for Certificate Programs:

Students registered in certificate programs will be evaluated using the following categories of achievement:

Grade % Description
A+ 90 – 100% Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques, and exceptional skill or great originality in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
A 80 – 89%
B+ 75 – 79% Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
B 70 – 74%
C+ 65 – 69% Good level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
C 60 – 64%
D+ 55 – 59%
D 50 – 54%
F Below 50% Insufficient knowledge of concepts and/or techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
PASS Pass is awarded as a grade only to courses that have an experiential component. A student that has received a Pass has met the requirements of the course.
FAIL Fail is awarded as a grade only to courses that have an experiential component. A student that has received a Fail has not met the requirements of the course.
EXEMPT Exempt is awarded to those that have completed a comparable course elsewhere and have met all of the requirements for completion of that course.
DNA Did Not Attend – The student did not attend, did not withdraw, and did not submit course work.
DNC Did Not Complete – The student did not complete the course.

b) Grading for Academic Bridging and Math for Admission Waiver courses:

Students are required to complete all course work.

  • Students who fail to complete the course work will receive a DNC (Did Not Complete).
Grade % Description
A+AB+B 90 – 100%80 – 89%75 – 79%70 – 74% Academic Bridging Studies – Meets Admission Requirements
Elementary Mathematics – Students already admitted to YORK UNIVERSITY who earn a grade of “B” or better will gain automatic entrance to AK/MATH1710.06 and will be exempt from the pre-requisite test.
C+CD+D 65 – 69%60 – 64%55 – 59%50 – 54%
Academic Bridging Studies – Does not meet Admission requirements. Student cannot repeat the same Academic Bridging course but can enroll in the other Academic Bridging course.
F Below 50% Academic Bridging Studies – Does not meet Admission requirements. Student cannot repeat the same Academic Bridging course but can enroll in the other Academic Bridging course.
DNA Did Not Attend – The student did not attend, did not withdraw, and did not submit course work.
DNC Did Not Complete – The student did not complete the course.

Grade Appeal and Reappraisal and Petitions

Students may, with sufficient grounds, request a reappraisal of any “tangible” work required for a course/program. Tangible work may include written, graphic, digitized, modelled, video recording or audio recording formats. Students seeking a grade reappraisal must complete and submit the attached form, along with the original work and instructions for the assignment, to the Program Manager within 2 weeks of the date of issue of the letter of grade.

Students and instructors will be informed in writing of the reappraisal result and the reappraiser’s comments. The School of Continuing Studies will ensure the anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser.

Download a Grade Reappraisal pdf form

Financial Petitions

You may submit a financial petition if you experience a serious documented medical illness or a death of an immediate family member that causes you to drop courses. Financial petitions may be granted at the discretion of the University, and will be considered for a period of one year after the occurrence of the illness or death.

The Financial Petition form is located here: http://sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/petitions/

Please complete the form and return it via email continue@yorku.ca or via fax at 416-650-8042.

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$4,995.00 (CAD)