Founded in 1977 by Stephen Erickson, J.D., and Marilyn McKnight, M.A., Erickson Mediation Institute (EMI) offers a safe, confidential, economical and fair process to arrive at a successful mediation settlement.
EMI was the first divorce mediation firm in the Midwest, and continues to be one of the largest private, full-time and full-service mediation firms in the country. Steve and Marilyn still own the firm, practice mediation, and have provide mediation training.
In 1980, Steve conducted the first 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training in the country in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and also co-wrote the manual and co-designed the curriculum for that training, the core of which is still used today around the country and abroad. EMI has since trained thousands of professionals including judges, pastors and mental health professionals throughout the US, Canada, England and the Netherlands.
EMI is located in Bloomington, MN, a short distance from Minneapolis and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport.
- 1977 – Steve and Marilyn were part of a small group of people in the United States who began mediating divorces, based on the teachings and philosophy of Jim Coogler.
- 1977 then the third private mediation practice in the country, and is now the longest-operating mediation firm in the country.
- In 1980 conducted the first 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training in the country in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- In 1980 co-wrote the manual and co-designed the curriculum for for the first divorce mediation training, the core of which is still used today in 40-hour mediation trainings around the country and abroad.
- In 1981, Steve co- founded the Academy of Family Mediators, the first professional organization of mediators and at the time the largest family mediation organization in existence.
- Over it’s history, Erickson Mediation Institute has trained thousands of professionals including judges, lawyers, pastors, and mental health professionals throughout the US, Canada, and internationally.
- Both Steve and Marilyn regularly teach at various universities, law schools, and at international conventions.
Steve and Marilyn still regularly meet with couples in divorce mediation services in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities, and throughout Minnesota and the country.
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Erickson Mediation Institute
3600 American Blvd West, Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55431