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Solid Ground offers a broad range of trainings, workshops, talks and webinars aimed at enhancing the skills of mental health practitioners, lawyers, advocates and lay persons. 

These include: 
– Divorce and Family Mediation Training (NABFAM accredited)
– Applied Law for Family Mediators (NABFAM accredited)
– Applied Psychology for Family Mediators (NABFAM accredited)
– Trauma Counselling Skills
– Bereavement Counselling   
– Autogenic Training
– Stress reduction workshops through integrated mind-body techniques
– Having the Talk (a workshop for parents).

Trainings are either run on-site or via virtual meeting platforms and trainees will be provided with a comprehensive training manual.
All the trainers have years of experience as both practitioners and trainers and are committed to providing interactive, professional and relevant training.

 

Claire Penfold

Claire holds BA (Psych Hons) and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked in the divorce and family mediation field for the last 20 years as both a mediator and trainer. She has provided training in both the NGO and private sectors – training professionals predominantly from the legal and mental health sectors.

Claire is committed to growing an ethical mediation profession in South Africa – a goal to which she has contributed by training a large number of mediators over the years. She is also currently the Chair of the National Accreditation Board of Family Mediators (NABFAM) and has represented the Family Life Centre on NABFAM for the past 10 years. NABFAM sets accreditation standards for mediation trainings and mediators as well as an ethical code of conduct for mediators.

Claire is passionate about mediation and strives to provide an alternative to litigation – to reduce the emotional and financial upheaval experienced by families going through divorce or dealing with conflict on issues relating to children or finances.

Solid Ground - Claire Penfold

“The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway

HOW TO BECOME A NABFAM ACCREDITED MEDIATOR:

  1. Complete a NABFAM accredited foundation Mediation Training Course (min 40hr).

A list of accredited trainings can be found on www.nabfam.co.za

 2. Complete relevant additional NABFAM accredited trainings:

Applied Psychology for Family Mediators (min 12 hr) – this course is to be completed by trainees who do not hold a degree in social work or psychology (BA (Hons Psych) is sufficient), and/or

Applied Law for Family Mediators (min 12 hr) – to be completed by trainees who do not hold a degree in law.

3. Complete 3 supervised mediation sessions of at least 1 hour each or 5 hours of roleplays as a mediator.

4. Apply to NABFAM member organisation and pay relevant fees.

 A list of member organisations can be found on www.nabfam.co.za

Training Events

If you wish to learn more or join one or more of the below training events,
please fill in the form below.

DIVORCE AND FAMILY MEDIATION ONLINE TRAINING 8:30 to 13:30
May: 20th, 21st, 23rd, 27th, 28th & 30th

Sept: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th & 12th  

R5800  

NABFAM ACCREDITED

APPLIED LAW FOR FAMILY MEDIATORS
24th & 25th June | 8:30 to 13:30

30th Sept & 1st Oct | 8:30 to 13:30

R2100

NABFAM ACCREDITED 

 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR MEDIATORS
11th & 12th June | 8:30 to 13:30

17th & 18th Oct | 8:30 to 13:30

R2100

NABFAM ACCREDITED 

TRAUMA COUNSELLING TRAINING

3 Friday Mornings

Fri 5th, 12th & 19th Feb | 9 to 12:30  

Fri 16th, 23rd & 30th April | 9 to 12:30

Fri 4th, 11th & 18th June | 9 to 12:30

6th, 13th & 20th August| 9 to 12:30

8th, 15th & 22nd Oct | 9 to 12:30

 

  AUTOGENIC TRAINING
8 Wednesdays from 27th Jan, ending 17th March | 9:00 to 11:00

8 Wednesdays from 7th April, ending 26th May | 9:00 to 11:00

8 Wednesdays from 21st July, ending 8th Sept | 9:00 to 11:00

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING

3 Tuesday mornings

9th, 16th & 23rd March | 9 to 12:30

 11th, 18th & 25th May | 9 to 12:30 

27th July, 3rd  & 10th Aug | 9 to 12:30

 

Contact Me

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Cell: 083 928 8040 | Email: training@solid-ground.co.za