Parenting Consulting Training – September 20-22

with Andrea Niemi, JD and Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT

September 20, 21, & 22, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
Early Registration (through Aug. 20): $795.00
Cost: $845.00
Location: Suite 105 (1st Floor Training Room)
330 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
18 standard CLE credits applied for
Rule 114 Certified Training

This is a three day, twenty hour training program for parenting consulting. Parenting Consulting is a child-focused Alternative Dispute Resolution Process that assists high-conflict parents with resolving disputes regarding parenting issues. The training will provide a practical overview of the knowledge, skills and procedures essential to become a Parenting Consultant (PC). The training is based on the training requirements outlined by Rule the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and adapted to Minnesota practice. Experienced trainers and ADR practitioners Andrea Niemi and Karen Irvin will cover:

  • managing the parenting consulting process,
  • family dynamics in separation and divorce,
  • developmental needs of children,
  • addressing domestic abuse in the PC process,
  • fee agreements and billing,
  • standards and best practices,
  • statutes and rules, including the Rule 114 Code of Ethics,
  • parenting consulting techniques and issues,
  • drafting summaries and decisions, and
  • avoiding and handling complaints.

Prerequisite: 40-Hour Family Mediation Training, 5 years of experience working with high conflict couples in the area of family law, and recognition as a qualified practitioner in your field.

Click Here for a printable registration form if you would prefer to mail in a check. Otherwise, use the links below.


Parenting Consulting – Early Registration (through August 20): $795.00

Parenting Consulting Training: $845.00

Parenting Consulting Training – Gov’t/ Non-profit: $795.00