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Therapeutic Family Mediation

Author : Howard H. Irving
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Therapeutic Family Mediation is a practice-based book grounded in a therapeutic family mediation (TFM) model created by the authors. TFM, unlike other practice models for family mediation, devotes special attention to family and emotional dynamics, and therefore can be used in a wider variety of cases. The text not only focuses on TFM, but also surveys the contemporary practice field to make readers aware of other models. In addition to the TFM model, the text includes topics such as creating parenting plans, working with patterns of conflict and money, drafting a contract, working with high-conflict couples and culturally diverse couples.

Family Mediation

Author : Howard H. Irving
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Preface by Hugh McIsaac Family mediation has quickly become a significant means of legal dispute resolution, recognized in most North American jurisdictions as a relief to already overburdened judicial systems. Using an innovative practical approach, the authors of Family Mediation incorporate the pivotal principles of family therapy into this new context--the judicial realm of family mediation. The practice model--therapeutic family mediation--thoroughly treats history, specific issues, and practice in an ecosystemic approach and responds to feminist critique of mediation. In addition, the authors offer important perspectives on mediating with multicultural populations and the role of the mediator in child custody disputes and child protection cases. Through examination of family mediation research as well as helpful case history vignettes, the authors of this volume take action to fill significant gaps between family therapy and mediation. Family Mediation provides a new take on family mediation that will benefit not only professionals and researchers in family studies, social work, clinical psychology, and sociology but also professional and volunteer mediators, conciliation court personnel, and family law specialists. "Family Mediation is an excellent blend of scholarship and practice, and it is the best of the books I have read on family mediation. First, it is clear and well written. Second, it provides an in-depth, current review of the divorce literature. The literature on divorce is large, uneven, and difficult to interpret. The authors have done a service to the profession by skillfully reviewing and integrating this literature." --Stephen J. Bahr, Brigham Young University "This book is one of the most comprehensive and well-researched texts on mediation to date. The authors have compiled an immense array of information regarding the history of family mediation, the practice and knowledge base, a review of literature regarding divorce, the principles of mediation, gender and cultural issues, elements in a child custody dispute, sharing parenting, cultural issues, and the use of mediation in dependency, and they include an excellent summary of research conducted. . . . Of particular value is the enormous scope of the review of literature and the work of others, not only in Canada but also the United States, Australia, and Great Britain, underscoring the international nature of this transformation. What Howard H. Irving and Michael Benjamin have done is chart a major shift in the handling of conflict and they have done it very well." --Family and Conciliation Courts Review "Howard H. Irving and Michael Benjamin have surveyed and summarized an immense amount of material within the covers of this volume, presenting it in a clear, readable style. It is one of the rare texts on mediation that does justice to the complexity of families generally and families in North America particularly--to their diversity of culture, to the scope of feminist thought and gender differences, and to the ranges of social class. Their attention to divergent forms of mediation and differences in practice across jurisdictions is broadly sighted. An excellent choice for a text in mediation." --Mary A. Duryee, Family Court Services, Alameda County, Oakland, CA "Howard H. Irving and Michael Benjamin grapple with what is the most difficult event that confronts almost half of all modern families--divorce. Historically, the developmental issues and problems surrounding divorce have been solved in the courts. But modern-day courts are overwhelmed by an avalanche of divorce cases, more than a million a year, and are unable to meet the needs of separating parties. Family Mediation offers a fundamentally different approach from the conventional legal system. The empirical research and clinical experience Irving and Benjamin bring to bear on this subject have resulted in the seminal work in this area. This delightful and thoughtful book is a must for the modern mediation practitioner who works with families and children." --Duncan Lindsey, Professor, UCLA, and Editor-in-Chief, Children and Youth Services Review "This book is unique in providing a complete overview of relevant subject areas for family mediation under one cover. Its writing is timely because it dispels some of the myths in the rapidly expanding field of family mediation. . . . Family Mediation is a comprehensive text that follows the development of family mediation through the present and concludes with the predictors of future directions. It is perhaps the most thorough critical review of the literature pertaining to family mediation and develops an inclusive practical model of practice for practitioners. The book is readable . . . responsible, and of interest to family mediators and the family law lawyers who work closely with them. It may become a must as a background for the novice family mediator about to embark on a course of training." --Laurel Pearson, McWhinney, Metcalfe, and Associates, Toronto, Canada

Therapeutic Family Mediation

Author : Howard H. Irving
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Therapeutic Family Mediation is a practice-based book grounded in a therapeutic family mediation (TFM) model created by the authors. TFM, unlike other practice models for family mediation, devotes special attention to family and emotional dynamics, and therefore can be used in a wider variety of cases. The text not only focuses on TFM, but also surveys the contemporary practice field to make readers aware of other models. In addition to the TFM model, the text includes topics such as creating parenting plans, working with patterns of conflict and money, drafting a contract, working with high-conflict couples and culturally diverse couples.

Family Mediation

Author : Lisa Parkinson
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A guide to family mediation, outlining the mediation process to lawyers, and describing the ways in which they can become involved. Each stage of the mediation process is examined, showing how practitioners should interact with other professionals, and offering advice on the role of the mediator

The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution

Author : Alison Taylor
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No matter your profession (attorney, clinician, family therapist)or skill level (seasoned professional or novice), The Handbook ofFamily Dispute Resolution is an invaluable resource that outlinesthe most effective mediation approaches, techniques, and skills.The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution is a practical andcomprehensive guide that includes * A review of professional ethics and standards * Help for attorneys who are not trained in the skills needed forworking with families * Information about cultural issues that affect families duringmediation * Highlights of key legal and negotiation skills * Guidelines for understanding complex family dynamics andconflicts * A screening tool for evaluating domestic violence * A matrix for starting discussions of parenting plans based onchildren's needs * An examination of specialized practices for family mediation * Direction for assessing one's professional approach to familymediation

Family Mediation Practice

Author : John Allen Lemmon
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A helpful guide for all those now mediating family disputes, as well as for those who hope to become family mediators.

Children Come First

Author : Howard H. Irving
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For three decades Dr. Howard H. Irving has championed the use of divorce mediation outside the adversarial court system to save couples and their children the bitterness of winner-takes-all custody battles. Here, he calls on his vast experience of mediating more than 2,000 cases to help couples contemplating divorce.

The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution

Author : Alison Taylor
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No matter your profession (attorney, clinician, family therapist) or skill level (seasoned professional or novice), The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution is an invaluable resource that outlines the most effective mediation approaches, techniques, and skills. The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution is a practical and comprehensive guide that includes * A review of professional ethics and standards * Help for attorneys who are not trained in the skills needed for working with families * Information about cultural issues that affect families during mediation * Highlights of key legal and negotiation skills * Guidelines for understanding complex family dynamics and conflicts * A screening tool for evaluating domestic violence * A matrix for starting discussions of parenting plans based on children's needs * An examination of specialized practices for family mediation * Direction for assessing one's professional approach to family mediation

Mediation in Family Disputes

Author : Marian Roberts
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This is the authoritative textbook on family mediation. As well as mediators, this work will be indispensable for practitioners and scholars across a wide range of fields, including social work and law. It draws on a wide cross-disciplinary theoretical literature and on the author's extensive and continuing practice experience. It encompasses developments in policy, research and practice in the UK and beyond. Roberts presents mediation as an aid to joint decision-making in the context of a range of family disputes, notably those involving children. Mediation is seen as a process of intervention distinct from legal, social work and therapeutic practice, drawing on a distinctive body of knowledge across disciplinary fields including anthropology, psychology and negotiation theory. Incorporating empirical evidence, the book emphasises the value of mediation in mitigating the harmful effects of family breakdown and conflict. First published in 1988 as a pioneering work, this fourth edition has been fully updated to incorporate legal and policy developments in the UK and in Europe, new sociological and philosophical perspectives on respect, justice and conflict, and international research and practice innovations.

Family Mediation

Author : Howard H. Irving
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Mediation in Family Disputes

Author : Marian Roberts
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Family Mediation

Author : Robert Coulson
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Details the rapidly growing field of dispute resolution This nuts-and-bolts guide offers a blueprint for developing the skills you need to master the often complex and emotionally charged process of family mediation. In a lively and entertaining style, Robert Coulson, former president of the American Arbitration Association and an internationally recognized expert in dispute resolution, presents exactly what training, marketing, and experience are needed to compete successfully in this rapidly growing field. The family mediation process is revealed, from the first step of persuading parties to mediate through the last details of nailing down a settlement. Current information is provided on many legal issues, including: * marriage and divorce * child support * alimony * custody * visitation

Family Conflict after Separation and Divorce

Author : Jim Sheehan
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Dispute Resolution in Australia

Author : Hilary Astor
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The 2nd edition of this book provides an accessible, coherent and critical treatment of dispute resolution in Australia, and been restructured to take account of the considerable changes in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Throughout the book, dispute resolution methods are considered in a theoretical, critical and evaluative light. A range of ADR processes across a spectrum of applications is considered, with special attention given to commercial, family, discrimination and international disputes. Insights drawn from domestic and international contexts are combined in a unique way throughout the book. While having a predominantly Australian focus, appropriate comparisons from other jurisdictions are frequently made. The book locates debates surrounding ADR in the context of the politics of gender and other aspects of identity, while examining the influences of other contemporary legal theories on ADR. It considers ADR in both its social and political contexts. This book will be useful to scholars of ADR, as well as lawyers, policy-makers, practitioners and students of dispute resolution.

A Conversation Analysis of the Therapeutic Component of Conjoint Mediation and Therapy CoMeT

Author : Ivancica Jurkovic
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This study is a qualitative exploration of the therapeutic process occurring in CoMeT sessions. The two sessions of CoMeT, conducted by a co-mediator pair (female mediator and male counsellor) were analysed using conversation analysis. Conversation analysis is a method of data analysis which offers a way of examining the therapeutic process, and describes how talk is used to elicit new constructions of reality. Through intense examination of the communications of the therapist, wife, and husband, seven categories of linguistic strategies used in the pursuit of achieving a visitation agreement were developed. These procedures operated on both a micro level and macro level within the context of the session. Therapeutic work in two CoMeT sessions analysed appeared to be successful, and the transition from mediation to counselling and back was smooth. The couple's disagreements and conflicts were somewhat dissolved when deeper relational conflicts were articulated and addressed. What was sought was not so much an agreement on substantive matters as a modus vivendi in which both parents were defined in a way that grants respect and tolerance.

Therapy with Remarriage Families

Author : James C. Hansen
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Applying Family Therapy Perspectives to Mediation

Author : Donald T. Saposnek
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Canadian Social Work Review

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Family Mediation

Author : Howard H. Irving
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It is important to understand that when a marriage is over, it is not the time for retribution and revenge, but rather the opportunity to strike out for a new life while providing for and protecting the children. This book — the first comprehensive treatment of family mediation for Chinese families — provides the knowledge and skills to achieve that objectives. Throughout the book the author discusses practical techniques for resolving family conflicts and creating parenting plans. The model described enables mediators — who may be social work, psychology or legal professionals — to negotiate the issues in dispute so as to arrive at a settlement that is mutually acceptable, and is fair and equitable to the families. Divorcing couples should also read the book because it will help them with ideas and principles leading towards amicable solutions.

Family Mediation Practice

Author : John Allen Lemmon
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A helpful guide for all those now mediating family disputes, as well as for those who hope to become family mediators.