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Family Mediation
Contemporary Issues

  • Howard H. Irving - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, (Canada), University of Toronto, Canada
  • Michael Benjamin - Private Practice, Santa Rosa, California, University of Connecticut Health Centre, USA


© 1995 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As divorce rates rise, family mediation represents an alternative way of making settlements without involving an already overburdened judicial system. This book presents a discussion of the current North American trends in the burgeoning field of family mediation by featuring both a review of the literature and a model for family mediation practice.

The practice model presented here, Therapeutic Family Mediation, stresses an ecological perspective, and considers the feminist critique of the mediation process. The authors also address mediation's role in the important issues of joint custody, ethnicity, and child protection. Future directions in family mediation are examined in the final part.

 
General Introduction
 
PART ONE: BACKGROUND
 
Family Mediation Practice and the Knowledge Base
An Integrative Review of the Divorce Research Literature (Phases 1 through 3)  
 
Family Mediation Practice and the Knowledge Base
An Integrative Review of the Divorce Research Literature (Phases 4 through 5)  
 
PART TWO: CLINICAL PRACTICE
 
Therapeutic Family Mediation
Practice Principles and Ecosystemic Processes  
 
Toward a Feminist-Informed Model of Therapeutic Family Mediation
 
PART THREE: CHILD CUSTODY
 
Shared Parenting
Critical Review of the Research Literature  
 
Shared Parenting and Sole Custody
A Complex Comparative Analysis  
 
PART FOUR: SPECIAL TOPICS
 
Family Mediation and Ethnicity
A Critical but Neglected Dimension of Practice  
Allan E Barsky
Mediation in Child Protection Cases
 
Research in Family Mediation
An Integrative Review  
 
PART FIVE: CLOSING THOUGHTS
 
Thematic Issues and the Future of Family Mediation

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