Ecosystemic Complexity Theory of Conflict: Understanding the Fog of Conflict


Department of Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 (e-mail:


Counselors often engage in conflict mediation in professional practice. A model for understanding the complex and subtle nature of conflict resolution is presented. The ecosystemic complexity theory of conflict is offered to assist practitioners in navigating the fog of conflict. Theoretical assumptions are discussed with implications for clinical settings.