Mediation is used to resolve disputes in business, employment, education, domestic relationships, religious organizations, government, international relations, and, of course, litigation. Mediation: Skills and Techniques offers a comprehensive course of study of the mediation process, from convening the mediation to formalizing the settlement agreement. The book provides practical examples and case studies to illustrate the skills and techniques necessary to become a proficient mediator.
Importantly, the book adopts an interdisciplinary approach to mediation that incorporates scientific principles from law, psychology, conflict management, and sociology. It also surveys careers in mediation and explains how to market a mediation business. Whether you are a student, mediator, lawyer, psychologist, businessperson, clergy member, or social worker, this book answers the call for a broad and systematic education in mediation with an emphasis on practical, science-based mediation skills and techniques. This second edition includes new chapters on balancing power among parties in mediation, evaluative mediation, and virtual mediation.