What’s Unique about the Transformative Model of Conflict Intervention?
A Family Mediation Canada Webinar
Presented by Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D
|Thursday, March 11, 2021
11:30am – 1:30pm Eastern*
*(this is a time change from the original)
This 2-hour webinar will identify and discuss three ways in which the transformative model is unique and different from other approaches to intervention. First, the model is theory-based – that is, it articulates the theory of both conflict and human nature that underlies the model. Second, the model is focused on “interaction, not transaction” – that is, it sees the primary goal of intervention as supporting positive interaction rather than solving problems that arise in transactions. Third, the model privileges party agency and self-determination in all aspects of the intervention process – that is, it is a fully client-driven approach to intervention. These three core aspects of transformative intervention will be explained and illustrated. Time will be afforded for questions after the main presentation.
Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D., is the Rains Distinguished Professor of ADR Law at the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches courses on mediation, ADR and other subjects. He has practiced, taught and written about conflict resolution and mediation for over thirty-five years. Professor Bush is the author of five books and over thirty articles and chapters on mediation and ADR; his work is widely cited by other scholars and excerpted in many major texts. He has lectured and conducted training all over the U.S. and Europe and led the team that helped the U.S. Postal Service design a nationwide program for mediating workplace conflicts. Bush is Co-Founder and Board Member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT), a nonprofit think-tank devoted to developing resources on the transformative approach to conflict and intervention. Together with Joseph P. Folger, he co-authored The Promise of Mediation (1994, 2d ed. 2005), a book that has been called one of the most influential works on mediation in the last decade.
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