Certificate in Restorative Practices for Mediators (Online)

Presented by Blossom Development (Catherine O'Connell). From Thu 03 Jun 2021 to Fri 25 Jun 2021

Online using Zoom
40 CPD Points

This engaging and interactive programme provides you with the information and skills to help people develop, repair and build relationships where harm and hurt has happened. It will enable the proactive building of constructive relationships. Participants learn about the theory of restorative justice and practice using skills and processes transferrable across many contexts. Participants will explore how restorative approaches will enhance the mediator’s toolkit and add to client’s possible options in moving past hurt, trauma and conflict.
Participants will:
  • Gain an overview of the international and national context for Restorative practice and how it operates in different jurisdictions
  • Learn about restorative principles, philosophy, concepts and practices
  • Explore the differences and similarities between mediation and restorative practices
  • Assess, prepare and facilitate Restorative Event
  • Use circle processes for different situations and contexts
  • Engage with complex and sensitive cases in Restorative Practice
  • Discuss the potential, the limitations and the risks of Restorative Practices
  • Examine the role of human emotion in social relationships especially shame, anger, vulnerability and trauma
  • Explore the role of revenge, apology and forgiveness in restorative practices and mediation
Venue: Online via Zoom
Principal Trainers:
Barbara Walshe and Catherine O’Connell
Duration in Hours:
40 hours including 8 hours work between classes
Thursdays and Fridays 3rd and 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th 25th June 2021

 2pm to 6.30pm with 30 minutes break each day

Cost: €600

Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 16 to allow experiential work and reflection
This course is limited to between 16 and 8 participants. Please ensure that a place is available before making your payment by contacting Catherine at 0879936237 or via catherine@blossomdevelopment.com.
Upon confirmation, please make payment within three days to ensure your place
Payment to be made via online banking
Payable to
Blossom Development, 42 Aughrim Street, Dublin 7 by internet
banking to: Bank of Ireland, Phibsboro; Account 82126431; sort code 90 06 23.
Bic BOFIIE2DXXX: IBAN IE04BOFI90062382126431:

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