4-Part Webinar Series: Elder Mediation – Process & Sensitivities

Judy M. Beranger

M.A, Cert.CFM Advanced, Cert.EM Advanced

International Trainer


A growing awareness of the practice of mediation with age related issues, holds great promise for its potential to heighten the quality of life for all who participate in this specialty of mediation. The intent of this series of webinar sessions is to provide participants with some knowledge, and awareness of the importance of particular skill sets and prevention strategies, along with the heightened sensitivities needed to offer a successful Elder Mediation practice.

These sessions will provide an overview of the focused conversations that can result in identifying conflict early enough thus reducing the likelihood of the conflict spiraling into abuse. The training will highlight, within the models currently being used or suggested, some of the ethical, professional, and legal training issues related to using elder mediation in situations of family conflict involving older people.

Sessions will include demonstrations and stories of what happens in Elder Mediation. We will review what families report works best for them, why it works and what needs to be improved in the future. Over the 4 sessions we will also explore Elder Mediation readiness, presenting issues and themes, and the Elder Mediation process.

Each webinar is one hour long; all hours attended will be credited toward FMC’s National Elder Mediation Certification program.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:00pm Eastern

Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:00pm Eastern

Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:00pm Eastern

Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:00pm Eastern

FMC Members $69/session; $240 for entire series

non-member $79/session; $280 for entire series

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Judy is an International trainer, bestselling author, guest lecturer and certified FMC Family Comprehensive Advanced Mediator and Certified Advanced Elder Mediator.  Judy pioneered training for Elder Mediators in 1994 and was hired to lead the development of the EM certification program and the Code of Ethics. Judy is Chair of Summits for the Elder Mediation International Network and has led 9 World Summits on Elder Mediation. She is the President of Family Mediation Canada and a Past Chair of the Elder Mediation International Network. Judy has been involved in several research initiatives on Elder Mediation and led a community-based research initiative to inform the practice of Elder Mediation.