A Narrative Approach to the Practice of Mediation
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2007
Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 21–41, January 1998
How to Cite
Winslade, J., Monk, G. and Cotte, A. (1998), A Narrative Approach to the Practice of Mediation. Negotiation Journal, 14: 21–41. doi: 10.1111/j.1571-9979.1998.tb00146.x
- Issue published online: 2 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2007
Thinking in narrative tems is proving useful in a number of disciplines. Such thinking has already contributed to a growing body of work in the family therapy field. Here, we seek to demonstrate the usefulness and applicability to the ideas developed by Michael White and David Epston (among others) to the pactice of mediation. Distinctions are drawn from the poblem-solving approach with regard to both basic theoretical assumptions and method. A transcribed mediation scenario is used to illustrate and comment on the techniques of narrative mediation in action.