Domestic Relations Training

Domestic Relations Training at KSU 

The 42-Hour training covers all the aspects of the divorce process.  Topics covered are child support, parenting financial issues within the family, and the complexities of diverse cultures.  Domestic mediation is the most often used and refer to in the Court system. 

Prerequisites: Trainees seeking to become registered domestic relations mediators with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR) must have first completed the 40-Hour General Civil Mediation requirements, registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and have a 4-year college degree.

INSTRUCTOR:  Susan Raines, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
Editor-in-Chief, Conflict Resolution Quarterly

While her primary fields of interest include international, environmental and public policy conflicts, Professor Raines is interested in conflict management at all levels. She regularly mediates commercial and domestic relations court-connected cases, facilitates public meetings, facilitates long-term governmental decision-making processes, and designs conflict management interventions for corporate enterprises. In 2007 she was appointed Editor-in Chief of Conflict Resolution Quarterly. Professor Raines frequently presents her work at both national and international conferences and in a variety of academic and practitioner journals.  In addition to her academic pursuits, she has designed ADR programs for numerous state agencies in Indiana, trained managers with the United Nations and arbitrators with the European Union, trained judges and attorneys inside and outside of Georgia, evaluated Florida’s mediation training requirements, and has participated in the evaluation of the United States Postal Service’s REDRESS Program. Currently, she is writing two books: One on “Conflict Management for Managers” and one related to “Benchmarking Mediation” (with Jean Poitras).

DATES: August 2-4 & 16-17, 2019 from 8:30am-5:30pm


The registration deadline is July 22, 2019 at 5:00PM


  • General Public: $1300.00
  • USG Employees and Students: $1100.00.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

The registration fee includes:

  • Lunch 
  • Textbooks and all training materials.


Kennesaw State University
Math and Statistics Building 
365 Cobb Avenue, Room MS 006
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Prior to July 22, 2019, a full refund. From July 23-29, 2019, a $250.00 administration fee will
apply. After July 29, 2019, no refund will be processed.


GODR required for all trainings: The fact that a training program has been approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution does not imply that any particular court-annexed or court referred program must or will accept as neutrals those who have completed that program. Trainees have 18 months from the last date of training to apply for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution or the training expires. Please visit to read these rules thoroughly.

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