Mediation Theory And Skills
PLAN 5250 Course Listing
Many of our experiences with conflict are not positive. Conflict can destroy relationships. But conflict can be studied and understood, and it need not always proceed in destructive ways. This one-credit, pass-fail course will introduce students to the principles and practices of mediation, with an emphasis on inter-personal conflict. Through readings, role plays, and other exercises, students will develop competency in mediating a variety of issues, such as neighborhood or roommate disputes. Students will also examine the theoretical basis of mediation and develop a capacity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different models of mediation.