ISDR Training

The Institute of Specialist Dispute Resolution

Supervision with Jon Graham

Jon Graham has provided clinical supervision for Family Mediators, Dispute Resolution Practitioners, Family Advisors and Intake workers since 2001.  Supervision is generally offered as a monthly meeting.

The supervision approach is based in the theories of Dr Daphne Hewson and Dr Michael Carroll.  The approach fosters reflective practice in family law practitioners whether legally trained or social science trained. 

The supervision is offered in group and individual format in both face to face and online format (Skype, GoToMeeting, Zoom).

In 2018 Jon expanded his supervision offerings for post separation practitioner groups across Australia.  Supervision sessions are available at times and days that work with team timetables.                                                                

Short Courses in 2018 and 2019

  • Meeting with Children (4 Day Competency Training)
  • Meeting with Parents (2 Day program)
  • Trauma Informed Family Dispute Resolution/Dysregulation workshop 
           (1 or 2 Day program)
  • AVERT Family Violence REBUILD (2 Day program)
  • Safety Planning (1 Day Program)

FDRP Training & Registration Program

Having developed courses for Relationships Australia, The College of Law, James Cook University, Uniting and Unifam, Jon Graham has developed an entirely new approach to the training and development of FDRPs.  The focus of the program is to provide opportunities to achieve an FDR Qualification that is second to none. 

  • Small Group Training (4 to 6 trainees in each cohort)
  • Existing knowledge and experience is celebrated
  • Work with clients begins as soon as the initial mediation skill set is mastered
  • Accreditation as a Child Consultant is available to be included in the training
  • Future proof the qualification with add on training in:
    • The business of running a private practice
    • Workplace mediation and grievance investigation
    • Parenting coordination

This program will work in small groups of 4 to 6 trainees only.  The course will provide an initial focus on the development of the skill of the mediator.  Additional subjects cover:

  • Family law, 
  • Family systems, couple relationship formation and disengagement, 
  • Family violence, family safety and dysregulation
  • Property and agreement drafting
We will begin teaching in late 2018.  The face to face elements are taught in Ashfield in the inner west of Sydney. A solid online learning portal supports the face to face learning provides opportunities for learning outside the class environment.