Practicing Narrative Mediation: Loosening the Grip of Conflict / Edition 2

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Overview

Praise for Practicing Narrative Mediation

"As the field of mediation increasingly professionalizes, often with a heavier focus on narrowly defined techniques to forge agreements, Practicing Narrative Mediation is a welcome relief. This book recuperates the deeper significance of story and narrative as defining aspects of how we make sense and meaning of conflicts in our lives, relationships, and communities. Indispensable reading for those approaching mediation as a process of meaningful change, not just the ending of a problem."
—John Paul Lederach, professor, International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

"John Winslade and Gerald Monk have written a wonderful, extraordinary, immensely important book, filled with profound theoretical insights, examples, and practical techniques that can be used in any mediation. They brilliantly expose the hidden dynamics that shape conflict stories and reveal their transformational possibilities for all of us to see."
—Kenneth Cloke, author, Conflict Revolution: Mediating Evil, War, Injustice, and Terrorism

"This compelling, engaging, and profoundly hopeful book gestures us toward a different future. By considering how conflicts are shaped by particular ways of speaking, and by dominant cultural understandings, John Winslade and Gerald Monk provide us with new ways forward."
—David Denborough, editor, International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work

"Practicing Narrative Mediation clearly demonstrates that a narrative approach to mediation can be an important aid in resolving ethnic conflict at the international level through 'affirming the other as other' and 'releasing the potential for cooperation and for peace.'?"
—A. Marco Turk, J.D., professor and director, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program, California State University-Dominguez Hills

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787994747
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 315
  • Sales rank: 1,015,336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Winslade and Gerald Monk are leading figures in the narrative therapy movement and authors of basic works in the field, Narrative Mediation and Narrative Therapy in Practice, both from Jossey-Bass. They began their work together at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, where they were also involved in the work of Waikato Mediation Services. John Winslade is a professor and coordinator of the Educational Counseling Program at California State University, San Bernardino. Gerald Monk is a professor at San Diego State University, Department of Counseling and School Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. How to Work with Conflict Stories: Nine Hallmarks of Narrative Mediation.

2. Negotiating Discursive Positions.

3. Tracing Discursive Positioning Through a Conversation.

4. Working with Cultural Narratives in Mediation.

5. Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice with Chip Rose.

6. Outsider-Witness Practices in Organizational Disputes with Allan Holmgren.

7. Employment Mediation with Alison Cotter.

8. Restorative Conferencing in Schools.

9. Conflict Resolution in Health Care.

Epilogue.

References.

About the Authors.

Index.

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