Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mediation; Conflict management; Dispute resolution (Law);
Mediation has become a well-respected method of conflict resolution. It is currently utilized in a variety of areas including family situations such as divorce and custody concerns, employer and employee disputes, and individual conflicts. Mediation occurs on a global level as well, including intervention with countries engaged in conflict with one another and countries with governments at odds with their constituents. In the United States, mediation is often seen as a way to lower the burden on the courts by having parties resolve issues with the help of a mediator rather than further clogging the judicial system. While this is one way mediation can be useful, true mediation not only resolves conflict, it teaches the parties how to better resolve their conflicts in the future. Mediation has the power to transform individuals and in so doing, transform their relationships in a positive way with lasting impact.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Darcie A. Davis-Gage
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©2010 Julie R. Kneip
Kneip, Julie R., "Mediation as an effective method to transform relationships and resolve conflict" (2010). Graduate Research Papers. 194.