In this article, the authors, point out that underlying mediator practices and techniques, there are deeper premises and values that guide and shape practice. The authors argue that mediation training should include articulation and explanation of the premises that underlie the transformative orientation to mediation practice and give examples of how these premises can be conveyed within an overall training design, and how doing so enriches the teaching of skills and techniques themselves.
Robert A. Baruch Bush and Sally G. Pope,
Understanding Conflict and Human Capacity: The Role of Premises in Mediation Training
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