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This course will provide the knowledge and skills needed to provide coaching for clients undertaking the New Ways for Families Course. The course fee includes all training and assessment delivered online at your own pace.
This course is for people who work people who work with parents experiencing relationship conflict.
It is suitable for mediators, family dispute resolution practitioners, relationship counsellors, children’s contact service workers, intake workers and other service providers working in the context of family law.
Mediation Institute provides this training and assessment by eLearning.
That means that students can undertake the course and be assessed for competence in providing New Ways for Families Coaching from anywhere in Australia.
The course is self-paced allowing you to complete the course at your preferred pace.
Theory is learnt via online learning which includes recorded and live webinars discussing different aspects of the skills and knowledge you require to work with parents to help them to learn and apply the 4 big skills in the context of dealing with the stresses of parenting and especially with post separation parenting.
Skills development is facilitated by live mentored video meeting role plays with other students. You will be mentored by a qualified Certified New Ways for Families Coach.
The course takes about 40 hours to complete.
The course includes live mentoring in a minimum of twelve hours of live video meeting role plays to practice your coaching skills.
The course also has a recorded training undertaken by Bill Eddy from the High Conflict Institute in the US the creator of the original version of the New Ways for Families Course.
Joanne is Director of Studies. She’s on a mission to provide the best and most effective learning outcomes for students. As a FDR Practitioner she knows the importance of proper preparation and the value of a well trained coach working with parents separately to the FDR Practitioner for optimal outcomes.
Ken is Director of Applied Learning. He is a transformative relationship mediator and New Ways Coach. Ken is very focused on helping to prevent parents resolve their difficulties in a way that protects their children from the harm that comes from exposure to conflict. Ken is the Queensland manager for Interact Support.
Lee has a Masters in Dispute Resolution and is currently completing her Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution. She is located in Far North Queensland and is working to integrate the New Ways for Families into a court ordered program to assist parents who require greater flexibility in their skills training.
Other New Ways for Families Coaches will participate in the course program as mentors.
By making use of the internet and video meeting technology you get to participate in role plays from your home or office.
All you need is a computer with a web camera and audio capabilities or headset.
You can even join video meetings by smart phone or tablet.
Our course is designed to be fitted in around other life responsibilities such a work or care responsibilities.
You know the only way you can develop skills is to practice because no amount of theory will allow you to do something competently. You have to practice.
Role plays with immediate feedback to help you to adjust and refine. Participate in as many role plays as you want as a role player. Volunteer with Interact for real client casework experience.
This course was designed for people who live in regional areas and then it turned out that city people like the convenience and flexibility as well.
As long as you have access to the internet you can do this course.
If you don’t but can find at least two friends to do the course with you get in touch to talk about alternatives.