THE ART OF FAMILY MEDIATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE - 3rd Edition
A Foundational Text for Mediation Training - Third Revised Edition
By Lynn E. MacBeth
The Art of Family Mediation, now in its third edition, is a foundational text for the mediation classroom at all levels-- graduate, undergraduate, and post-graduate. Expert mediator and trainer Lynn MacBeth explains family mediation theory and technique in a clear and compelling text that blends an overview of the research and literature with her unique insights and experience in the field. To understand the magic of mediation is to understand the mysteries of family dynamics, human communication, emotional processes, and conflict management and intervention. The therapeutic aspects of mediation, together with the legal and ethical fundamentals necessary for practicing family mediation are set forth concisely in one comprehensive source, with consideration given to the laws and practices of multiple U.S. states. Updates and additions include legal updates, new role plays, and new advanced skills.
For students, The Art of Mediation provides an understanding of the evolution of thought, practices, methods, and legislation affecting family mediation. For instructors, an organized approach to the subject with case scenarios, materials, teaching tips, and questions for discussion provides one source for an established course that has endured and evolved over two decades.
Professor Lynn E. MacBeth designed and teaches The Art of Mediation at Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a pioneer in the mediation movement, having first received her training from the adherents of O.J. Coogler, the father of family mediation in America. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Chatham University, and Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She has been a mediator, trainer, and attorney for over thirty years in addition to being a licensed professional counselor and co-founder of the Parenting Institute, a non-profit organization that provides counseling services to separated and divorced families.