The Family is considered the base cell of a society. It's hoped it functions harmoniously for the benefit of its members and social peace. But, in crisis situations as divorce, domestic violence, regulation of parental responsibilities, family can also be the source of conflicts that affect all its members, so it's necessary to resolve them in a quick and effective way, for the benefit of all.

Family mediation, as a process of conflict mediation, has enormous perks comparing to the traditional methods. These conflicts can be resolved thanks to mediation techniques. This course wants to train about the diverse conflict resolution techniques, developing the skills of active listening, of communication, of emotion managing, distancing and of the spirit of synthesis.

This course does not confer an academic degree.

Course available in face-to-face and online format.

  • Rosa Clemente


    Rosa Clemente has a degree in Law from the Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, Universidade Clássica and Post-graduations in Family Law, EU Law and Administrative Law.

    She was a director of the Institute for Social Development, the Institute for Social Reintegration and the former General Directorate of Child Welfare Services. Researcher at the Administration and Public Policies Center, ISCSP. In the context of children's issues, she has been involved in various reform committees and working groups, including participation in the Law on the Protection of Children and Young People in Danger, the Law on Civil Sponsorship and the preparation of the 1st Implementation Report on the Rights of the Child in Portugal.

    A significant part of her activity has also been developed as a guest lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas related to the Law and Rights of children and families.

    She is currently a Member and lecturer at the Center for Family Law at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra and a member of the Association Internationale des Magistrats de la Jeunesse et de la Famille (AIMJF).

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