Certificate in Mediation in Health Care

The Mediation in Healthcare program will be offered this fall on October 17 & 18 and October 24 & 25, 2014. Click here for registration details!

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What is Health Care Mediation?

Mediation is a facilitated dialogue process that allows parties in conflict to work together towards a resolution. It empowers people and gives them a voice so that the solutions are meaningful and sustainable. There are a variety of applications for mediation in health care, ranging from disputes caused by a stressful work environment to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Skillful mediators help parties think and communicate more clearly. They help people act with greater clarity and purpose. Nowhere is this of greater value than in the health care environment, which is fraught with conflict, charged with emotion, and where the stakes are invariably high in every dimension—financially, emotionally, and physically.

Who Should Attend?

This program is geared towards health professionals interested in career enhancement or those wishing to explore health care mediation.

Participant Benefits

  • The skills necessary not only to mediate conflicts between a variety of parties within health care, but to support the one-to-one dialogue process related to patient advocacy
  • Practitioner focus: The program is offered in collaboration with the Westchester Mediation Center, which operates under the auspices of the Unified Court System, Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court Improvement Programs
  • Sanctioned training: This training has been designed in accordance with the curriculum guidelines established by the Unified Court System Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court Improvement Programs, which governs Community Dispute Resolution Centers Statewide.
  • Certified Mediator Option: Upon completion of the program, participants have the option of enrolling in an apprenticeship program to become a local certified mediator.

Register Now

To register online for the Mediation in Health Care program, access our secure registration page by clicking here. You can also register over the phone: please call Katrina Brown at (914) 395-2205 or e-mail her if you have any questions about registration.

For More Information

Download the Certificate in Mediation in Health Care brochure»

For questions or more information about the program, please call Crystal Greene at (914) 395-2602 or e-mail her at cgreene@sarahlawrence.edu.

For assistance with registration, please call Katrina Brown at (914) 395-2205 or e-mail her at kbrown1@sarahlawrence.edu.


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