Articles published

Mediation in conflicts: challenges in the on-going education of elementary school teachers

By Yamila del Carmen Camacho Sojo
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 2

The on-going training process of Cuban elementary school teachers constitutes one of the highest priorities of the Ministry of Higher Education in the country, in harmony with the deep economic and sociocultural changes and growing demands, whose aim is to reach higher quality in the professional performance of these educational professionals. This paper presents an analysis of the need to incorporate the different theoretical concepts of mediation as a method to addressdiversity and the individuality of each student in order to enhance the outputs of education in the educational, family and community contexts. For the development of this research, theoretical and empirical methods were used such as observation, interviews, and surveys to teachers, document analysis and synthesis, inter alia.

The Open Forum as a Dialogue Tool for Intercultural Community Mediation

By Manuel Basagoiti Rodriguez y Andrea Ortiz García
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 2

This article aims to present a practical experience of intercultural mediation for conflict management focusing on the use of public spaces. This mediation case is part of a process of intercultural community intervention that began in 2014 in the neighborhood of San Cristóbal de los Ángeles, started by the agents of the community using a process of shared knowledge and identification of the conflicting areas. In this multipart conflict the open forum tool was used, drawing on the process-oriented psychology and methodology as a way to initiate dialogue and address the community conflict. Using this tool enabled an exchange of views between more than 50 people and dialogue at the same level of the 3 community agents (administration, professional resources and neighborhood).

Mediation and the Syndrome of Parental Alienation

By María José Briz
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 2

Family mediation has become one of the most widely used methods for managing conflicts in the family. In some of the conflicts in which the interest of children is involved, there may be symptoms of what some authors call the parental alienation syndrome. Managing these conflicts through mediation protects the interest of all the people involved and allows for more effective agreements.

Towards the Integral Management of Conflict by the Law

By Amaya Arnáiz Serrano
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 2

In this paper, the stance of the bar, the General Council of Spanish Lawyers, concerning the promotion of ADR will be presented and analyzed. Lawyers are the first interpreters of the norms and also the main players in channeling social conflicts through Law. Therefore, at a key moment when justice is going through a deep crisis, the General Council of Spanish Lawyers is strongly involved in strengthening and modernizing the Justice System through the promotion of “the Integral Management of Conflicts by the Law”.

Foundations for building a relationship of trust in family mediation

By Joan Albert Riera Adrover y Tatiana Casado de Staritzky
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 2

The purpose of this article is to compile the main contributions and limitations of the avant-vanguard movementsregarding the instrumentalization of the factors that favour the construction of a relationship of trust between the mediators and the parties in Family Mediation, in order to present a measurement instrument that integrates the methodological singularities of the main studies carried out to date. To this end, the conceptualization of the studied element is shown, as well as the development of the research process, the psychometric analysis of the measurement instrument and the main conclusions about the needs that underpin the construction of the instrument.

Change through Curiosity in the Insight Approach to Conflict

By Megan Price
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 1

Conflict behavior, as explained by the Insight approach, is the function of a decision to defend against a valuing of threat. However, defending against threat isn’t simply a choice, but a product of the biology of survival. This essay explores the psychological effects of threat, as well as their antidote: curiosity, showing that curiosity targeted toward the interiority of decision making in conflict can generate both a feeling of being understood and a self-awareness that sets the stage for new, transformative possibilities.

Asking more than, «How did that make you feel?»: The Insight approach to feeling and valuing in conflict

By Marnie Jull
Published in Revista de Mediación Volume 11 No. 1

This article addresses how a practitioner can help to dissipate interpersonal conflict by recognizing and responding to feelings. Using conceptual resources from the Insight approach, the article proposes that reflexive inquiry into feelings as indicative of valuing can generate more expansive possibilities in transforming conflict. A case study of an intervention into workplace conflict explores how asking about feelings can elicit reflexive curiosity, rather than defensiveness, when a practitioner’s questions focus on discerning significance registered in a party’s felt response. The article’s autoethographic method indicates practical strategies as well as theoretical supports to analyze and respond to interpersonal conflict.

What is Revista de Mediación

It is an academic, biannual, online, and free of charge journal on Mediation and other ADR, of high editorial quality, highlighted relevance and professional interest that encourages scientific study and rigor, best practices and innovation, analysis and positive resolution of conflict through alternative and peaceful ways (ADR). It is addressed to mediators, specialists in conflict analysis, management and resolution, and to those interested in these fields.

What articles are accepted

The “Revista de Mediación” management team considers the best authors and the most updated research projects that might be of interest for the entire mediation practitioners. Having quality papers is, ultimately, the main criterion to decide upon publication. In order to accurately respond to the professional principle this Journal aims at, we consider that it is appropriate to meet some requirements other publications, publication standards and writing books have in order to insure the relevance of the published topics.

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