The Myth of Mediation Neutrality:


The Psychoanalytic, Phenomenological, and Linguistic-Structural Approach to Mediation

The traditional view is that a mediator is a neutral, third party who helps two or more conflicting parties cooperatively resolve their differences. The implication has always been that a mediator facilitates in a dispassionate, uninvolved way. However, if we utilize new insights about the nature of the human mind, we can see how acknowledging unconscious phenomena may alter our assumptions about sound mediation methodology. This book explores the heart of this issue.