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Metropolitan Mediation Services offers 36 hour Certificate Programs of Training in Mediation. These trainings satisfy the provisions of the rule 8 guidelines of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution. PDP credits for educators, and CE credits for Social Workers* and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
* This program has been approved for 32 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D70671.
Some areas covered by the training include:
Training methods include:
Participants will receive a binder of training materials; the book The Mediators Handbook (Included in your tuition. List price: $29.95); articles and handouts, and, upon successful completion, a certificate of training (See our Certification and Career FAQ).
A non-refundable $100 deposit is due with each application.
Below: Participating in a large-group exercise
Below: A mediation role play supervised by a trainer/coach
Below: Certificates being signed by MMS Founder and a final group photo.
Joshua Jacks, Director of MMS, has been mediating as well as training and supervising mediators for over 30 years at MMS, UMass Boston’s Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, and other programs.
Joan Sokoloff, MLS, LCSW, is M.M.S.’ founder and former director. Joan has worked as a mediator in both the public and private sectors since 1986 and currently advises M.M.S. in a variety of matters.
Harry Manasewich, Senior Mediator and Founder of Human Factor Dispute Resolutions. His work addresses both interpersonal conflicts and larger scale public interest matters.
Phillip Glenn, Ph.D., is a Professor of Communication Studies at Emerson College, Boston. He teaches courses in conflict, negotiation and organizational communication, and he conducts research on talk-in-interaction. He received his mediation training from MMS and is an MMS mediator and trainer.
Don Greenstein, JD, a dispute resolver and trainer and an affiliate of the Boston Law Collaborative. He works in both private and governmental contexts and is a mediator and trainer for MMS.
Pat Zonnenberg, JD, Attorney with over 12 Years of litigation and negotiation experience for business, industry, and government. MMS mediator, supervisor, and trainer.
Essie Martsinkovsky, mediator, educator, and writer/performer. She is an alumna of the UMass Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, and coordinates court programs at MMS.
These and other trainers are mediators and educators experienced in a variety of settings, including non-profit programs, private practices, universities, court, or government programs.
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* Late application? Call 617-241-0300 to learn if space is available.
MMS' Mediation Training Center is located at
The Mediation Training Center is in the Brookline Village neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Brookline is a community immediately adjacent to (actually, almost surrounded by) Boston. Brookline Village is easily accessible by the"D" Green line trolley. There is onsite and street parking. The village is known for its interesting variety of shops and restaurants.
Applications will be considered on a first come basis. Enrollment is limited.
For a printable brochure and application, click the link below. It may take a moment for this document to download, so please be patient. Please use the on-line application, above, if you are able.
Brochure and application in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.
To apply by mail, send the form from the brochure along with a non-refundable $100 deposit. Full tuition payment is required by the first day of training.
Return your application with your non-refundable $100 deposit to:
Your check should be made out to "BCMHC/MMS"
Please mail your payment to:
Mediation Training Application
Metropolitan Mediation Services,
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445-7937
Telephone (617) 241-0300
If you have any questions, e-mail to MMS Director Joshua Jacks or call (617) 241-0300