Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation

The family mediator is an increasingly in demand profile for the resolution of conflicts in families. The Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation will allow you to register in the Registry of Family Mediators of the Government of Catalonia and in the registry of the Spanish Ministry of Justice.

  • Relational Family Mediation
  • Mediation
  • Conflict Resolution
Next edition
Classes start
15 October, 2021
Program ends
27 February, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Fridays from 4 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm
ECTS credits
4100 €

The Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation will prepare you to mediate in family conflicts and will allow you to register in the Registry of Family Mediators of the Government of Catalonia and in the registry of the Spanish Ministry of Justice.

Family conflict has emotional and bonding components that make it different and more complex than other interpersonal disputes. Mediation as a system of conflict resolution through dialogue, helps families to understand their particular situation and find effective ways of management to develop pacts and formulas for coexistence, thus taking care of the relationships between members and the impact they have on the rest of the family (children, grandparents, new partners, etc.).

Taught by renowned mediators and by teachers with extensive experience in the field of family mediation, throughout the course you will be trained in the different models of family mediation with special emphasis on the relational model, made up of the best elements of the transformative and circular-narrative models. In addition, the program will introduce you to concepts of family law, childhood and adolescence, the psychology of intra-family conflicts, and the theories necessary to exercise good mediation.


Why choose this program


Get an official accreditation

The qualification is recognized by the Government of Catalonia and the Spanish Ministry of Justice in order to register you in the official registry of mediators.


Get trained in a booming profession

After 9 courses of professional mediators, we believe a family speciality is necessary, given the existing demand, as well as the emotional complexity it presents and the areas in which it has an impact. A mediator specialized in the family will be able to adapt their knowledge to other areas of less complexity.


Practice with role playing

You will work with simulated real cases, case analysis exercises, and filmed training to assess yourself. In this way you will be able to visualize, deepen and consolidate the new learning.


Receive personalized training

A team of mediator-coaches, together with the teachers, will train you in mediation techniques. In addition, you will receive personalized and confidential feedback on your progress and difficulties in acquiring the role and the techniques that are explained in the classroom, thereby mastering the main mediation techniques.


Undertake internships and follow-up after the postgraduate course

You will be able to carry out 120 hours of real practice with mediation professionals in public and private institutions dedicated to mediation. Once the postgraduate course is finished, and throughout the following year, the students of the course will have the supervision and monitoring of the academic management so that their work projects in mediation become a reality.

Who is it for?

The Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation is aimed at people who want to dedicate themselves to helping other people who are in a complex situation of suffering, but from which they can emerge strengthened. In this sense, our program is aimed at participants from different sectors: education, law, criminology, sociology, psychology, social work and all those who wish to focus their careers on professional family mediation.

Admission and enrolment


The study plan for the Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation is structured into 3 subjects and a Postgraduate Final Project that is developed throughout the course.

In each of the subjects there will be practical cases and monitored training will be carried out. It is personalized training that has teachers and coaches in the classroom who support you in the development of a new professional role.

Conflict and conflict resolution methods
Conflict, mediation, and the culture of mediation
  • Conflict
  • Analysis of the conflict: context, people, evaluation methods, and processes
  • Social principles of mediation
  • Mediation in the new social, political, and economic paradigm shift
  • Conflict and Interculturality
  • The culture of mediation
Legal juridical framework of mediation
  • Legal and juridical framework of mediation
  • Context and background
  • The Centre for Mediation of Private Law in Catalonia
  • People's access to the mediation process
  • Mediation: definition and principles
  • The process and the mediation agreement
  • The mediator person
  • Purpose of family mediation
The processes of mediation
The three practical models of mediation
  • The traditional-linear Harvard Model
  • The Circular Narrative Mode
  • The Transformative Model
The relational method in family mediation
  • The bases of the method
  • The Mediator: Role, functions, and abilities
  • The Process: Elements and stages
Postgraduate Final Project
Postgraduate Final Project

Achievement and integration of the content acquired throughout the training, applied in the Postgraduate Final Project in a specific field of interest to the student.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will be awarded the degree of Diploma de Postgrado en Mediación Familiar Relacional, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.


All the professors of the Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation are practising professional mediators.

Academic directors

Maria Munné Tomàs

Lecturer BSM

Pere Notó Brulles

Associate Professor UPF

Javier Wilhelm Wainsztein

Lecturer BSM


Maria Munné Tomàs

Lecturer BSM

Pere Notó Brulles

Associate Professor UPF

Jaume Solé Riera

Associate Professor UPF

Javier Wilhelm Wainsztein

Lecturer BSM

  • Enrico Cirla Bracchi
    Psychologist and mediator for the Centre for Mediation and Coexistence in the Sant Pere de Ribes Town Council.
  • Andreu Calvet Cortés 
    Lawyer, mediator in centres for Mediation and Coexistence, S.L.
    Associate mediator for Wilhelm-Munné & Asociados.
    Mediator for the Sant Pere de Ribes Town Hall.
  • Milena Prokopljevic Bugarski
    Researcher on the White Paper on Mediation in Catalonia project.
    Associate Mediator at Wilhelm-Munné & Asociados.
    She is a mediator for the Barcelona City Council.
  • Raquel Alastruey
    Magistrate at the Barcelona Court.
    She was also a lecturer at the Judicial College from 2002 to 2004 and advisor for the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) for the implementation of the Judicial Office in 2006.
  • Miguel Bonet
    Professional lawyer and mediator.
  • Carme Guill
    Magistrate of the Provincial Court of Barcelona.
    Professional mediator (UPF).
    Vice Preside
  • Rafael Llinás
    Clinical psychologist and professional mediator.
    Director of the mediation area of the Sant Adrià del Besós Town Hall.
  • Miriam Markus
    Degree in Education Sciences, mediator, and psychodramatist.
    Evaluator of mediators for the Ministry of Justice of Argentina.
  • Anna Pérez Soto
    Mediator at the Centre for Mediation and Social Harmony at Castelldefels Town Council.
    She is also a judicial mediator and lawyer.
  • Antoni Vidal Teixidó
    Founding partner of Alter-Serveis Integrals de Mediació.
    Diploma in Mediation from the Barcelona Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona).
  • Carlos Villagrasa Alcaide
    Judge at the Provincial High Court of Barcelona.
    PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona.
    Tenured lecturer of Civil Law at the University of Barcelona.


The teaching and learning methodology in mediation is deployed through theoretical and technical explanations and mediation simulations to apply the various methodologies and skills in the classroom, with actors and among students. The objective is to understand the consequences and the usefulness of the techniques to be acquired, from various roles that act in mediation processes to mediation and legal professionals.


The postgraduate studies the 3 models of mediation: Harvard, transformative and narrative, as well as the relational method in mediation.

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Teaching team made up of mediation professionals

All postgraduate teachers are mediation professionals from various fields: family, business, criminal, community, judicial, public administration, organizations, and private practice.


Connection with professional reality

The sessions combine theoretical knowledge and practical application, which shows in depth the challenges that mediation professionals face on a daily basis.


Real and simulated mediation practices

Throughout the postgraduate course, simulations will be carried out in the classroom, with actors and among the students, exercising various roles, which will allow the concepts acquired to be put into practice, as well as to understand the effects and benefits of the different techniques from each of the parties involved in the mediation.


3 mediation models

Mediation professionals use various methodologies that respond to different schools of mediation, each with its own theoretical-technical framework, which must be incorporated and trained in depth. The postgraduate studies the following 3 models of mediation: Harvard, transformative and narrative, as well as the relational method of mediation.


The Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation is continually evaluated with a final evaluation to gain the accredited qualification in professional mediation.

On the one hand, participation and growth in the acquisition of mediating techniques, skills and competences are evaluated. The student is supported and mentored, in the development of a new professional role by professional mediation coaches, receiving feedback each class.

Each participant will have three confidential meetings with the Postgraduate Management to evaluate the follow-up, use, and evolution in the training of a new professional role.

On the other hand, at the end of each subject, a self-assessment of the knowledge acquired through self-assessment exams must be carried out, in which the postgraduate managers make indications to improve and/or clarify concepts.


Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.

You will have:

  • Master's or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

Professional Future

On the Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation you will share a classroom with national and international students and you will learn to be and to act as a professional mediator in family conflicts. You will incorporate conflict management skills and techniques, and create intervention programs in dialogue management of disputes.

Student profile

The Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation brings together students from all over the world with a very heterogeneous profile, in which graduates in Law and Criminology stand out, but participants from other disciplines such as Architecture, Business Administration, Economics, Philology, Engineering, and Social Education also share the classroom.


Average age


Number of years of average professional experience


Graduates in Law


Graduates in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies

Career opportunities

Training in mediation, and other alternative forms of conflict management and resolution, gives you the tools and techniques necessary to analyse situations of interpersonal conflict, to plan and design methodologies, and to intervene to prevent and improve or resolve the situation. We also prepare you to mediate in couple and intra-family disputes. You will learn negotiation strategies and techniques when you have to represent an organization or have to manage your own problem and you will understand the dynamics of a group or organizations to think about when and how to intervene.

The Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation includes the possibility of undertaking extracurricular internships. They are not part of the academic content of the master's or postgraduate degree. They are considered a complement to the class sessions.

  • They are not mandatory. If you want to do them, you must state it at the time of admission.
  • Includes the agreement management and advisory service
  • The Professional Careers Service maintains active contact with companies, promotes your application, and manages the internship agreement. Remember that the ultimate managers of the selection processes are the companies and organizations themselves.


Career opportunities

  • Judicial mediator
  • Pre-judicial mediator
  • Conflict situation analyst
  • Conflictologist
  • Mediator at family meeting points

Admission and enrolment

Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience, and work capacity of all students.

Who can apply?

University graduates.

The candidate must present their curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation stating the reasons why they wish to take the course and pass a personal interview with the academic managers.

Those participants who do not have Spanish as one of their mother tongues or who did not have it as a teaching language in their training studies, must prove that they have at least a B2 level of Spanish (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as fluently take part in a personal interview with the academic director, if necessary.

How to apply?

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through the following form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution

Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online admission form.
  • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
  • Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV
    • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
    • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
    • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
    • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Application rounds are subject to the number of places available on the program.


  • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
  • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.


  • Registration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
  • Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
  • If you have a foreign degree you may need to submit additional documents.
  • Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
  • If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 2973.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing


The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

Grants and discounts


Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours.

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Collaborating entities

In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management collaborates with various banks and financial entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links (in Spanish).

Note, however, that in order to benefit from these special conditions you must have a NIE if you are not a European Citizen. Therefore, UPF Barcelona School of Management strongly recommends international students to seek first for students loans at bank entities of their country of origin, or to search for funding opportunities through international entities.

The Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia (AGAUR, in Spanish) also offers loans to university students with legal residence in Catalonia through the PREPOST program.

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Postgraduate Diploma in Relational Family Mediation
Modality: Presencial
Price: 4100
Admission fee: 120
We will deduct this amount from the total registration fee if your application is accepted. If your application is rejected, we will reimburse you.

Postgraduate Course in Relational Family Mediation