Communication, Marital Dispute and Divorce Mediation

Communication, Marital Dispute and Divorce Mediation

by William A. Donohue
     
 

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Few Americans escape the experience of divorce, either first-hand or through the dissolutions of marriages of friends or relatives. According to the author, mediation offers a good alternative to the strictly adversarial divorce process that was so prevalent before such programs began to emerge. This book is unique in that it not only explores the role of…  See more details below

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Few Americans escape the experience of divorce, either first-hand or through the dissolutions of marriages of friends or relatives. According to the author, mediation offers a good alternative to the strictly adversarial divorce process that was so prevalent before such programs began to emerge. This book is unique in that it not only explores the role of communication in divorce mediation, but it also presents original research to support its claims. A series of empirical studies, it points readers to a more focused set of recommendations about communication than the typical practitioner's "How-to" books. A simulation exercise is also included, so that readers can apply the concepts described and see the results. The main goal of this text is to provide mediators with a language for understanding their own and their disputants' communication patterns, strategies, and tactics -- a shortcoming of most other books on this topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805803877
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Pages:
256

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