The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice

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Title: The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice

by Michael D. Lang and Alison Taylor

Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0-78794-9922

From the Publisher:

The Making of a Mediator goes beyond the traditional instructional manuals that concentrate on the nuts-and-bolts of the mediation process. This book offers mediators and other conflict resolution professionals a conceptual framework and practical guidance for developing artistry in mediation. In collaboration with Alison Taylor, a pioneer in teaching and supervision of mediators, renowned mediator Michael Lang describes the principles and methods of reflective practice.

If you want to become a competent, resourceful mediator whose work reflects artistry, The Making of a Mediator will give you fresh insights and teach you the methods and skills you need to reach new levels of professional development. This essential resource combines innovative ideas and practices and provides

  • A four-stage model of professional development
  • Key characteristics of artistic practice
  • Theoretical guidelines for the application of mediation strategies and techniques
  • Tactics for forming effective hypotheses and methods for testing them
  • Procedures for implementing reflective practice in mediation

The Making of a Mediator is filled with lists of self-reflective questions. Exercises at the end of most chapters are specifically designed to help you understand the principles and methods of reflective practice.