Family Mediation: A Guide for Family Therapists

Morris, Megan and Halford, W. Kim (2014) Family Mediation: A Guide for Family Therapists. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 35 4: 479-492. doi:10.1002/anzf.1078

Author Morris, Megan
Halford, W. Kim
Title Family Mediation: A Guide for Family Therapists
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0814-723X
Publication date 2014-12
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/anzf.1078
Open Access Status
Volume 35
Issue 4
Start page 479
End page 492
Total pages 14
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Family therapists often see separating parents who need to agree on co-parenting arrangements. This article provides a guide to current research and practice in family mediation. The limited available research suggests mediation is a useful approach for some separated parents and their children, but often is not successful with highly conflicted parents, parents with mental health problems, parents struggling to accept the separation from their partner, or parents with unrealistic co-parenting expectations. We analyse ways in which mediation might be enhanced, and discuss the potential roles of family therapists to support separating families to negotiate positive co-parenting.
Keyword Mediation
Motivational interviewing
Inter partner violence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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