Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Abstract

In this article, I expand on the literature and present a meta-model for thinking about mediation practice. The Mediation Meta-Model is a structure for identifying different mediation approaches and how they relate to one other. It makes no claim to universal application. Rather, it offers a conceptual road-map for an increasingly complex and sophisticated array of practices which share the name mediation. The theoretical foundations and analysis for the Meta-Model have been included in previous work (2008).It is well known in Australian mediation circles that mediation practice does not always correspond to the dominant facilitative training model—even though, on the face of it, the formal accreditation of mediators might suggest otherwise. In 2003 judicial attention was drawn to non-facilitative mediation practices in the case of Tapoohi v Lewenberg. The case demonstrated that differences in mediator styles matter as an issue of professional practice.

Keywords

Mediation, models, Australia, mediator styles

Discipline

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

ADR Bulletin: The Monthly Newsletter on Dispute Resolution

Volume

12

Issue

6

First Page

126

Last Page

131

ISSN

1440-4540

Publisher

Bond University

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol12/iss6/5/

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