Mediating with Families
Publication Date 25 Jul 2018
Overview"The 3rd edition of this essential title continues its significant role in providing a substantial resource for practitioners, anchoring their work in best practice, standards and ethics." - From the Foreword to the 3rd Edition, by Professor Hilary Astor Mediating with Families 4th edition provides unique insights into the theory and practice of mediation in Australia. It considers the variety and diversity 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. 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. Mieke Brandon and Linda FIsher have thoroughly revised the work, capturing a wide range of new developments and continuing to provide unique insights into the theory and practice of family mediation in Australia. They authoritatively discuss assessments for suitability and the range of dispute resolution processes such as shuttle, co-mediation, the conduct of financial and property matters, and the child's voice in mediation. Mediating with Families 4th Edition includes many case studies and reflective examples which inform readers and enable them to consider how their own values and beliefs can influence the mediation process.