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Social Intervention Psychology

Accreditation in Family Mediation

What is family mediation?

psicologia intervencion socialFamily mediation is a voluntary process of solving family conflicts as an alternative to legal channels.

The family mediator is an impartial third party without decision-making power. He/she helps and guides the conflicting parties to encourage dialogue and find acceptable solutions based on agreement of all those involved.

For this reason, family mediators must have knowledge of the legal framework, dynamics, conflict situations, communication strategies and conflict resolution, etc. related to family issues.


Career opportunities

  • Family mediation centres or services.
  • Private practice.
  • Psycho-social teams in communities and city councils.
  • Child protection services.
  • Legal services.
  • Meeting points.
  • Etc.

Accreditation for Master’s degree students

Students enrolled in the Master’s degree programme in Social Intervention Psychology may obtain their accreditation as Family Mediators by fulfilling the requirements for registration in the Basque Government Mediator Registry (Decree 246/2012 of 21 November).


How to obtain accreditation

In order to become an accredited family mediator, it is necessary to enrol and complete the 25 subject-specific credits in the Master’s degree programme in Social Intervention Psychology, earning a total of 96 ECTS credits.
 

Specific subjects required for accreditation

asignaturas homologacion familiar
Subject ECTS Semester
Psychological Intervention in Legal Contexts I 6 Second semester (Feb.- - June)
Resolution Strategies in Interpersonal and Inter-group Conflicts 6 Second semester (Feb.- - June)
Psychological Intervention in Family Contexts II 6 Second semester (Feb.- - June)
Family Mediation Internship 7 Second semester (Feb.- - June)


Faculty and methodology

The faculty is formed by university lecturers and practising professionals from reputable public and private mediation centres.

The modules combine theory and practical knowledge. Students apply the knowledge and competences acquired through real and/or simulation-based case studies during the internship module.
 

Enrolment

Students wishing to obtain legal recognition of their degree certificate are required to enrol in the following elective subjects:

  • First year: Psychological Intervention in Legal Contexts I.
  • Second year: Psychological Intervention in Family Contexts II*.
    *They are also required to enrol in an additional elective subject in order to complete the Master's degree programme.

Accreditation in Family Mediation

What is family mediation?

psicologia intervencion socialFamily mediation is a voluntary process of solving family conflicts as an alternative to legal channels.

The family mediator is an impartial third party without decision-making power. He/she helps and guides the conflicting parties to encourage dialogue and find acceptable solutions based on agreement of all those involved.

For this reason, family mediators must have knowledge of the legal framework, dynamics, conflict situations, communication strategies and conflict resolution, etc. related to family issues.


Career opportunities

  • Family mediation centres or services.
  • Private practice.
  • Psycho-social teams in communities and city councils.
  • Child protection services.
  • Legal services.
  • Meeting points.
  • Etc.

Accreditation for Master’s degree students

Students enrolled in the Master’s degree programme in Social Intervention Psychology may obtain their accreditation as Family Mediators by fulfilling the requirements for registration in the Basque Government Mediator Registry (Decree 246/2012 of 21 November).


How to obtain accreditation

In order to become an accredited family mediator, it is necessary to enrol and complete the 25 subject-specific credits in the Master’s degree programme in Social Intervention Psychology, earning a total of 96 ECTS credits.
 

Specific subjects required for accreditation

asignaturas homologacion familiar
Subject ECTS Semester
Psychological Intervention in Legal Contexts I 6 Second semester (Feb.- - June)
Resolution Strategies in Interpersonal and Inter-group Conflicts 6 Second semester (Feb.- - June)
Psychological Intervention in Family Contexts II 6 Second semester (Feb.- - June)
Family Mediation Internship 7 Second semester (Feb.- - June)


Faculty and methodology

The faculty is formed by university lecturers and practising professionals from reputable public and private mediation centres.

The modules combine theory and practical knowledge. Students apply the knowledge and competences acquired through real and/or simulation-based case studies during the internship module.
 

Enrolment

Students wishing to obtain legal recognition of their degree certificate are required to enrol in the following elective subjects:

  • First year: Psychological Intervention in Legal Contexts I.
  • Second year: Psychological Intervention in Family Contexts II*.
    *They are also required to enrol in an additional elective subject in order to complete the Master's degree programme.