Mediating with Families 4e - Book

Mediating with Families 4e - Book

By Mieke Brandon, Linda Fisher

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$154.00 RRP

Date: 27/08/2018

Code: 9780455500546

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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“…the breadth of the book presents a very special sensitivity, understanding and compassion…taking readers through the maze of resolving family conflict (reflecting) the role of the family mediator as practitioner maintaining an open mind.” - Tom Stodulka, review in Pulse e-newsletter, Resolution Institute

"A signature attribute of (this work) is that it has maintained its versatility and relevance through numerous sets of changing values...the signature style that permneates each edition remains as welcoming, insightful, understated highly accessible accessibie as ever...The versatility of the Second Edition, was confirmed in the Third Edition and remains a distinguishing attribute of the Fourth." - Book review by Margaret Halsmith in The Arbitrator & Mediator May 2019

Mediating with Families Fourth Edition provides unique insights into the theory and practice of family mediation in Australia. It considers the variety of family relationships, such as those between same-sex, de facto and married couples, parents and adolescents, extended family relationships, siblings and their elderly parents.

This work is, without doubt, the most recommended text for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) as well as anyone working with families in other settings.

Mediating with Families has established itself as the pre-eminent resource for:

• Seasoned family dispute resolution practitioners and those starting out in the field;

• Lecturers and trainers in family dispute resolution;

• Administrators and managers of family relationship centres;

• Family lawyers, collaborative lawyers, child consultants, social workers and psychologists; and

• Mediators interested in working with families, in all their variety, to resolve disputes.

The authors have thoroughly revised the work, capturing a wide range of new developments in family mediation. In particular, they consider the diversity of approaches and contexts for separating or separated parents seeking FDR.

They discuss assessing suitability for facilitative mediation across different family relationships covering, for instance, issues of power and control, family violence, the parties’ motivations, and their capacity to be both self-determined and to make realistic commitments.

Some of the areas discussed are the making of a parenting plan, the distribution of assets and debts, negotiation of a family estate, and making a contract about behaviours between parents and adolescents.

The mediation process is explained step-by-step, together with the role of the mediator and the appropriate skills and techniques to be used. Also addressed are additional practice considerations such as shuttle, co-mediation, and the child’s voice in mediation. As well, farm debt mediation, conciliation, collaborative law, and property arbitration are discussed.

Mediating with Families Fourth Edition includes many case studies and examples. These inform readers and also challenge them to consider how their own values and beliefs can influence the mediation process.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the fourth edition

Foreword to the third edition

Foreword to the second edition

Foreword to the first edition

List of figures

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the authors

 

CHAPTER 1: SETTING THE CONTEXT

CHAPTER 2: APPROACHES TO FAMILY MEDIATION

CHAPTER 3: WHAT MEDIATORS BRING TO PRACTICE

CHAPTER 4: ISSUES FOR SEPARATING COUPLES

CHAPTER 5: THE CHILD’S VOICE IN FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION

CHAPTER 6: ISSUES FOR COUPLES: NEW AND ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS

CHAPTER 7: MEDIATING PROPERTY AND FINANCIAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 8: ISSUES FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

CHAPTER 9: MEDIATING OTHER FAMILY DISPUTES

CHAPTER 10: UNDERSTANDING FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 11: PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS: THE PROCESS

CHAPTER 12: ADDITIONAL PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 13: PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE

CHAPTER 14: THE LANGUAGE OF MEDIATION

CHAPTER 15: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

CHAPTER 16: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

A FINAL WORD

APPENDICES

1: Family of origin

2: Personal framework for practice

3: Family Dispute Resolution (FDR): information for clients from Relationships Australia Tasmania

4: File number: screening interview from Victoria Legal Aid, Family Dispute Resolution Service

5: Suitability assessment process from Victoria Legal Aid, Family Dispute Resolution Service

6: Kids talk screening interview from Victoria Legal Aid, Family Dispute Resolution Service

7: File number: case summary report from Victoria Legal Aid, Family Dispute Resolution Service

8: FDR-agreement to participate in Family Dispute Resolution, Relationships Australia Queensland

9: Confidentiality agreement Legal Aid NSW

10: Property agreement template from Relationships Australia South Australia

11: Checklist for drafting the agreement

12: Code of Ethics from Resolution Institute (RI)

13: Guide to good practice for complaints handling for mediation practitioners from Australian Mediation Association 2017

14: How many mediators does it take to change a lightbulb?

INDEX

 

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