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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|62 pages
Understanding conflict and the role of psychologically informed mediation
part Part II|161 pages
Studies in conflict and resolution