Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process by which a neutral third party (Mediator), utilizing specialized communication and negotiation techniques, guides the disputing parties in a constructive direction to find the optimal solution to the conflict.
Mediation is a "party-centered" process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process.
Laura Alpert's mediation style is both facilitative and evaluative:
Facilitative in that she manages the interaction between parties and develops open communication.
Evaluative, in that, through her experience in Family and Business conflicts she is able to effectively analyze issues and relevant norms (reality-testing,) while refraining from providing prescriptive advice to the parties (You should...)
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