The Practitioner's Guide to Mediation: A Client-Centered Approach

The Practitioner's Guide to Mediation: A Client-Centered Approach

The Practitioner's Guide to Mediation: A Client-Centered Approach

The Practitioner's Guide to Mediation: A Client-Centered Approach

Synopsis

"The breadth of this book is astounding-they have taken so much of what mediators do and put it all into just this one book." -Diane Neumann, diane neumann&associates, divorce mediation services What is mediation and why is it needed? Who can become a mediator? How can you incorporate mediation into your practice? Are there any pitfalls? The Practitioner's Guide to Mediation answers all of these critical questions and much more as it guides you through the process of breaking into this lucrative field. Written by the leading experts on the subject and founders of the Erickson Mediation Institute, this practical guidebook will provide you with all the information you'll need to incorporate mediation into your existing range of services and build a successful practice. Packed with helpful advice and tips, Erickson and McKnight clearly show you how to confidently mediate family, divorce, and workplace disputes. They also take you step-by-step through their client-centered approach so that you can develop new ways of thinking to resolve conflicts that will benefit everyone.

Excerpt

This book is written for professionals who provide help to couples and children in the midst of divorce. The professionals who provide this help include therapists, psychologists, school social workers, family law attorneys, tax accountants, corporate attorneys, juvenile court workers, custody investigators, marriage counselors, clergy, and judges. This book is also for anyone who experiences the devastating impact of divorce on families and wants to do something about it. To benefit from this book, you should have an open mind and a willingness to entertain new ways of thinking.

This book is also written for professionals who want to control the emotional and financial costs of conflict in their workplaces, their organizations, or their lives. The chapter on employment and other applications of the mediation process not only provides a detailed glimpse inside the working mind of a mediator but should also stimulate new thinking inside the mind of the reader. If you are an employee or manager considering mediation to resolve an employment dispute, you will want to choose a mediator who can effectively provide the type of help needed in order to prevent the conflict from becoming destructive. This book will give you the information you need to select the right mediator as well as to select the right mediation process. Finally, if you are considering becoming a mediator, this book is must reading before you choose a training program.

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