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The Types or “Styles” of Mediation

The Types or “Styles” of Mediation

There are principally three types or “styles” of mediation and it is important when retaining a mediator to know which style of mediation he or she practices because one style may be better suited to a given fact pattern then another style.  The three styles of...
“Win-Win” in Negotiation and Mediation

“Win-Win” in Negotiation and Mediation

The phrase “win-win” is now a part of American parlance.  Most people have a good idea of what the phrase means in that it has to do with both parties in a negotiation or exchange of some kind leaving that completed exchange better off.  In that regard, it...
Apology, Forgiveness and Resolving Disputes

Apology, Forgiveness and Resolving Disputes

Dispute resolution often involves one party “apologizing” and another “forgiving.”  These terms are often misused and/or misunderstood.   This prominent UCLA psychiatrist offers what I believe to be a fairly good overview of what the varying...