ABSTRACT

Psychologically Informed Mediation explores the understanding of conflict and the use of a psychologically informed mediation approach to help resolve it.

The book has two distinct parts; it starts with looking at our understanding of conflict, and challenges the more negative views, placing conflict as essential for dynamic development. It then describes the process of mediation and looks at several different models. The author draws on existential and phenomenological philosophy and psychology, and shows how they can enable a mediator to facilitate a meaningful resolution of conflict. The second part of the book offers eight dramatised case studies to illustrate the psychological and relational nature of conflict, giving detailed analysis of the mediation process using supportive theoretical material where relevant.

This book offers a unique approach to mediation, and is accessible to a broad audience.

part Part I|62 pages

Understanding conflict and the role of psychologically informed mediation

chapter 1|6 pages

What is conflict?

chapter 2|3 pages

What is mediation?

chapter 3|9 pages

Different mediation styles

chapter 4|6 pages

The mediation process

chapter 5|13 pages

Co-mediation

part Part II|161 pages

Studies in conflict and resolution

chapter 8|3 pages

Introduction to the studies

chapter 9|21 pages

Mother and daughters

A family mediation

chapter 10|19 pages

Fear and difference

A workplace mediation

chapter 11|23 pages

Competition and challenge

A workplace relationship mediation

chapter 12|17 pages

Disharmony

A musical mediation

chapter 13|13 pages

Desires and drives

A marital mediation

chapter 14|17 pages

Access

A family mediation

chapter 15|12 pages

Love and hate

A workplace relationship mediation

chapter 16|16 pages

Hyperventilating

A school based work mediation

chapter 17|14 pages

Warring cousins

Global family business mediation

chapter |4 pages

Conclusion