Cross-Border Family Mediation (CBFM) Training English in Berlin

Sunday 13 September – Saturday 19 September 2020 in Berlin.

The MiKK 50-hour advanced training course aims to qualify practising family mediators to mediate cross-border family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases. The course will cover the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts, differences in national family legislation, the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, the Brussels II bis Regulation as well as the best interest and the voice of the child. Participants will be introduced to tools and methodologies for mediating high conflict cases. Case studies and role plays will be an integral part of the course. Drawing on the participants’ experience, we will examine the issues of mediating across cultures. Interdisciplinary cooperation is a key aspect of the course.

We look forward to working with legal, psycho-social, educational and other professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and nationalities.

Registration and more here!

A discount applies to participants from eligible countries


MiKK Ongoing Training & Supervision

The MiKK Ongoing Training brings together MiKK members and mediators from all over the world. In workshops, networking sessions and the annual MiKK general members‘ meeting people reconnect with old friends and welcome new acquaintances.
These workshops are aimed at mediators and dispute resolution practitioners with an interest in intercultural, cross-border mediation who wish to deepen their knowledge and/or acquire new skills in this field. The workshops are also open to non-MiKK mediators and may also be of interest to participants from other related disciplines.

For MiKK mediators, each of the three workshops (and the supervision session) counts as 6 credit points towards their ongoing training requirement.

Participants may register for any number of workshop and will receive a discount if registering for all three. An early bird discount applies for seminars for registrations received before 1st of August 2020 (see below).

Training Workshops & Supervision 2020:

WS1: Friday, 6th Nov 2020

Online Mediation in International Family Disputes
Dr. Eva Schwittek, Mediator, notary and attorney at RITTERSHAUS Rechtsanwälte
Christian von Baumbach, Mediator and communication consultant, specialized in Intercultural Mediation


WS2: Saturday, 7th Nov 2020

Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to cope, helping to heal
Karen Woodall, Trans-Generational psychotherapist, lead therapist Family Separation Clinic
Nick Woodall, family separation and reunification practitioner, parental alienation specialist


WS3: Sunday, 8th Nov 2020

Intercultural Mediation – The Tension Between Individualist and Collectivist Value Orientations.
Söhret Gök,  Cross-Border Mediator, Trainer, Lawyer


Supervision: Monday, 9th Nov 2020

Catharina Laverty, Mediator, Supervisor (DGSv), Coach, MiKK e.V.

MiKK Annual Members‘ Meeting

 Friday, 6th Nov 2020, 7pm (tbc)


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