This programme is designed to provide knowledge and skills in family mediation in collaboration with the Family Mediation Service, now part of The Legal Aid Board. Theoretical presentations, the exploration of how theory applies to practice and skills development through exercises and role-play enables participants to integrate their experience and abilities with family mediation. Reflective supervision and teaching at the Family Mediation Service provides the means of integration of theory and skills through many hours of practice.
Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University:
This programme is run in conjunction with the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University. The Institute, dedicated to the late Senator Edward M Kennedy as an acknowledgement of his immense commitment to Ireland, is an interactive hub which actively promotes learning, research, best practice and dialogue in the field of conflict intervention. While the Institute is university based at Maynooth University, it has a high level of engagement with the wider community including key practitioners and organisations active in the practice of conflict intervention. You can learn more @ http://kennedyinstitute.nuim.ie/.