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Journey to Empathy Empathy in Mediation with Martin Golder interview by Mary Damianakis Empathy is a way of relating to others around you that recognizes the oneness of a common humanity. Sympathy is felt for the 'other'. The journey that... more

Most of us are familiar with the use of a truth and reconciliation commission in the context of South Africa and restorative justice. However, truth and reconciliation commissions have also been used to address conflicts in South... more

Kay is a conflict coach in private practice in Orlando, Florida, where she helps her clients make lasting positive changes in their conflict interactions. She co-authored the conflict transformation coaching model she employs, and is an... more

The show will feature Rebecca Magruder and Louise Phipps Senft with a preview of the upcoming fall 2013 Family and Elder Sections Retreat and the workshops and presentations there. We are planning a retreat atmosphere, and hope this... more

It turns out mediators are human, too. Despite our best attempts to remain non-judgmental in mediation, our biases sometimes sneak into the process and affect how participants experience the mediation. The radio blog will... more

The Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment instrument provides people with a better understanding of their behavioral responses to workplace conflict. It measures fifteen different behaviors as well as behaviors in others that can... more

As mediators we understand that it is the emotional nature of conflict that mediation is uniquely able to address and value. This is especially true in conflicts between people involving animals in neighbor disputes, divorce, trust and... more

Empathy is more than feeling for another; empathy allows us to listen for the emotional cause of a conflict. Arts have the inherent ability to short-cut cognitive and affective blocks and ignite empathy. Today's discussion will examine... more

More than 15 states now offer marriage or its equivalent to same-sex couples, and many lesbian and couples in other states are cohabiting in long-term relationships. Many of these partnerships will end, and mediation is an ideal... more

it is easy to point to all the ways that poorly worded emails, misinterpreted text messages, and calls that go straight to voicemail can exacerbate inter parental conflict. This is especially problematic as the expectations for being accessible... more