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Practitioner's Guide to Mediation A Client Centered Approach

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ISBN-10: 047135368X

ISBN-13: 9780471353683

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stephen K. Erickson, Marilyn S. McKnight

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Mediation helps people work through conflicts and find solutions with the help of an impartial third party outside the legal system. This book offers therapists advice and tips on how to incorporate mediation into their existing range of services.
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Book details

List price: $72.75
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

STEPHEN K. ERICKSON, JD, and MARILYN S. McKNIGHT, MA, are the founders of Erickson Mediation Institute, a leading mediation facility. They hold numerous training workshops and lectures throughout the year on mediating a variety of conflicts. Erickson and McKnight are also the authors of Mediating Divorce published by Jossey-Bass.

What Is Mediation?
Mediation Is Not New; It Is a New Way of Thinking
Blueprint for Becoming a Mediator
Mediation's Bright Future
Litigation Does Not Work
Considering Mediation as a Professional Practice
Mental Health Professionals
Family Law Attorneys
Not All Mediators Practice Client-Centered Mediation
The Client-Centered Mediation Model
Client-Centered Divorce Mediation
A Future-Oriented Approach
Characteristics of Client-Centered Mediation
Opportunity versus Contest
Old Thinking
New Thinking
The Mediation Process and the Mediator's Role
Overview of Divorce Mediation
Initial Consultation
Working Mediation Sessions
Finalizing the Mediation Process
The Role of the Mediator
Connecting Emotionally with Clients
Managing the Mediation Process
Addressing the Issues
Mediator Tools, Skills, and Techniques
Mediator Neutrality
Being Neutral About Divorce
Building Blocks for Settlement
Offering Ideas and Options
Gender Neutrality
Power Imbalance
The ABCs of Divorce Mediation
What Is Divorce Mediation?
Why Divorce Mediation Is a Growing Field
Relationship Circle
Mediating Parenting Agreements
What's the Difference?
The Reason Mediation Was Needed in the First Place
Client-Centered Divorce Mediation
The Community of Professionals
Neutral Experts
Accountants and Financial Planners
Real Estate Appraisers
Mortgage Bankers
Career Consultants
Business Appraisers
Doctors and Other Medical Specialists
Chemical-Dependency Counselors
How to Become a Neutral Expert
Mediating Workplace and Other Nondivorce Disputes
The Problem
Case Study
Deciding Who Should Attend
Discussing Confidentiality
Setting the Stage for Cooperation
Signing the Agreement to Mediate
Unfolding their Stories
Managing the Discussions
Uncovering Needs and Interests
Considering Options
Choosing Options
Client-Centered Community Mediation
Mediation Training
Characteristics of a Mediator
Being Nonjudgmental
Being a Holistic Listener
Being Willing to Understand and Manage Conflict
Being Able to Clarify Communication
Being Intuitive
Being Nondirective
Being Able to Think Creatively
Believing Passionately in the Value of Mediation
Believing in the Capacity of People to Mediate
What Motivates Someone to Become a Mediator?
Choosing a Client-Centered Mediation Training
The Trainers
The Curriculum
Conflict-Resolution Theory
Conceptual Framework of Mediation
Building a Mediation Practice
Rest, Rest, and More Rest
Continuing to Learn About Divorce Mediation
Networking with Divorce Professionals
Join Mediation and Other Organizations
Practice Models
Expand Your Practice to Include Mediation
Offer to Work with Another Professional Practice
Establish a Mediation Group Practice
Opening Your Own Mediation Practice
Develop a Business Plan
Meet with the SBA
Plan a Marketing and Public Relations Strategy
Web Page
Ethical Standards and Accountability
Initiating the Process
Impartiality and Neutrality
Mediator Comments About Violence and Intimidating Behavior
Costs and Fees
Confidentiality and Exchange of Information
Professional Advice
Parties' Ability to Negotiate
Concluding Mediation
Training and Education
Relationship with Other Professionals
Advancement of Mediation
Other Standards of Practice
Mediator Accountability
The Future Impact of Mediation Practice
Future Predictions
Agreement to Mediate
Mediation Service Fee Schedule
Divorce Mediation Questionnaire
Memorandum of Agreement
Academy of Family Mediators