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

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When it was published in 2000, John Winslade and Gerald Monk'sgroundbreaking book Narrative Mediation quickly became the classicwork on the theory of narrative technique in mediation. PracticingNarrative Mediation is the next-step resource that explores theexplosive development of narrative practice that has taken place inthe past ten years.

Practicing Narrative Mediation provides mediation practitionerswith practical narrative approaches that can be applied to a widevariety of conflict resolution situations. Written by John Winsladeand Gerald Monk—leaders in the narrative therapymovement—the book contains suggestions and illustrativeexamples for applying the proven narrative technique when workingwith restorative conferencing and mediation in organizations,schools, health care, divorce cases, employer and employeeproblems, and civil and international conflicts. PracticingNarrative Mediation also explores the most recent researchavailable on discursive positioning and exposes the influence ofthe moment-to-moment factors that are playing out in conflictsituations. The authors include new concepts derived from narrativefamily work such as "absent but implicit," "double listening," and"outsider-witness practices."

Practicing Narrative Mediation will help both family andcommunity mediators hone their skills to make sense from andgenerate meaning within the conflicts they encounter.

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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: 1,107,822
  • 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


1. How to Work with Conflict Stories: Nine Hallmarks ofNarrative 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 ChipRose.

6. Outsider-Witness Practices in Organizational Disputes withAllan Holmgren.

7. Employment Mediation with Alison Cotter.

8. Restorative Conferencing in Schools.

9. Conflict Resolution in Health Care.



About the Authors.


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