Michael Benjamin is a family sociologist and research coordinator of the Student-Environment Study Group, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Toward a feminist-informed model of therapeutic family mediation
Article first published online: 16 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1992 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 129–153, Winter 1992
How to Cite
Benjamin, M. and Irving, H. H. (1992), Toward a feminist-informed model of therapeutic family mediation. Mediation Quarterly, 10: 129–153. doi: 10.1002/crq.3900100204
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 16 JAN 2007
The feminist critique of family mediation has, until very recently, been largely ignored by mediators. We argue that feminists have something important to teach us concerning how mediation is conceptualized and practiced. In this article we explore three aspects of the critique (values, empowerment, and violence) in an effort to show how our own model of practice, therapeutic family mediation, can be rendered feminist informed.