Benefits of Membership in the Council

The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation is the largest private mediation organization in the state. In 2023, the Council celebrated its 40th Anniversary and a long tradition of helping mediators to strive to attain the highest standards of our profession and helping the public to find qualified mediators. We often hear that one of the most-liked qualities about the Council is how friendly members are and how willing they are to help each other. 

As a member of NYSCDM, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Statewide Online Peer Group/Council Chat - enables you to learn new strategies and techniques and gain information and knowledge from experts and peers
  • Local Peer Groups - allows members to provide peer-to-peer education and mentoring 
  • Members-Only Listserv - enables members to share information and ask questions related to mediation-based topics only
  • Find-A-Mediator Directory - promotes members 24/7 to help drive traffic and potential clients to your website
  • Professional Development Tools - available on "Quick Links" in the member portion of the website, thesesample forms and checklists provide helpful tools for members
  • Annual Conference - this multi-day event offers you meaningful professional development opportunities from nationally recognized speakers and increased business networking opportunities (typically the last week in April)
  • Fall Symposium - this event delivers educational opportunities to mediators and allied professionals throughout New York State (typically in September)
  • Winter Symposium - this event delivers educational opportunities to mediators and allied professionals throughout New York State (each December)
  • Reduced Pricing for Members - offered at all NYSCDM events, with even greater discounts via Early Bird Pricing
  • Earn CLEs, CEs and Social Worker Hours - at NYSCDM events when applicable
  • Council Committees - leverage your membership by getting to know other Council members and leaders more quickly and in ways that could help grow your practice; all while learning from and teaching other members through your joint work
  • Advanced Accreditation - have your knowledge, experience and expertise recognized with this professional credential, exclusively for members 
  • Discounted Liability Insurance - receive reduced-price liability insurance.

Click here to become a member today!

Membership is $100 for the first year; $200 per year for subsequent years. 

Students in college or grad school are free. Certain exclusions apply (i.e., students are not listed in the Find A Mediator Directory).

For additional information, contact [email protected]