The Practitioner's Guide to Mediation: A Client Centered Approach / Edition 1by Stephen K. Erickson, Marilyn S. McKnight, Erickson
Pub. Date: 10/30/2000
Written by the leading experts at Erickson Mediation Institute, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mediation offers much-needed advice and tips on how to become a successful mediator. The authors take you inside the mediation room and explain exactly what the mediator’s role is in managing both the people involved and the conflict. Emphasizing a… See more details below
Written by the leading experts at Erickson Mediation Institute, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mediation offers much-needed advice and tips on how to become a successful mediator. The authors take you inside the mediation room and explain exactly what the mediator’s role is in managing both the people involved and the conflict. Emphasizing a client-centered approach, they show you how to create a cooperative environment that helps clients resolve issues quickly and achieve shared goals that are beneficial to everyone.
Erickson and McKnight explain how to apply the client-centered approach in divorce, family, custody, and workplace conflict mediation. Using actual case studies and dialogue, they also offer guidance on how to tackle some of the most difficult situations. Through their experiences, you’ll gain a better understanding of how powerful this approach is for promoting healing and resolving problems.
You’ll find additional insight on how to get the proper training as a mediator and build a mediation practice. The authors uncover all of the options available to you and explore the benefits of learning and applying mediation skills while alerting you to the practical pitfalls to avoid. They also:
- Offer actual case studies and dialogue that take you inside the mediation room
- Show how to ask the right questions and create a positive environment
- Reveal the do’s and don’ts of mediation ethics and accountability
Whether you’re considering mediation as an addition to your existing professional practice or as a stand-alone profession, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mediation is the perfect resource to help you make the right decisions.
Table of Contents
What Is Mediation?
The Client-Centered Mediation Model.
The Mediation Process and the Mediator's Role.
The ABCs of Divorce Mediation.
Mediating Workplace and Other Non-Divorce Disputes.
Building a Mediation Practice.
Ethical Standards and Accountability.
The Future Impact of Mediation Practice.
Suggested Reading List.
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