MEDIATING FAMILY CONFLICT

PSY5MFC

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit, the family is the focus of and exploration of the resolution and management of conflict. After briefly considering the ongoing debate on the place of family in society, students draw upon narrative and systemic models in which largely constructivist models of conflict management are considered. These are set within a humanist emphasis on respect for individuality. Conciliation and mediation models are considered which promote principled negotiation within a task-oriented and time-limited framework. Teaching and learning is both didactic and experiential.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDispute resolution in AustraliaPrescribedAstor, H. and Chinkin, C.BUTTERWORTHS, 1992.
ReadingsNarrative mediation: A new approach to conflict resolutionPrescribedWinslade, J. & Monk, J.JOSSEY BASS, SAN FRANCISCO, 2000.

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