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Mediation in Family Disputes: Principles of Practice 4th ed


ISBN13: 9781409450344
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780754646242
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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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.

Subjects:
Family Law
Contents:
Preface to fourth edition
Prologue
What is family mediation?
The emergence of family mediation
The legal context
Conflict and disputes
Negotiation and mediation
The mediator
The session and the strategies
When to mediate
Confidentiality
Children and the mediation process
Fairness
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index.