Read what Dusty Rhoades has to say about the importance of transformative theory in our latest blog post.
In my latest blog post, available here, I apply transformative theory to a fight I had with a friend. I refer to my previous post and explain how transformative theory provides helpful insight into all conflicts.
I've heard lawyers and even mediators express skepticism anytime a disputant says "it's not about the money." Or worse, if the client IS fighting for principle, sometimes the professionals try to talk them out of that, and tell them that they should focus on a financial cost-benefit analysis. I feel very lucky to have way to help people in conflict focus on whatever aspect of the situation matters to them the most - the money, the principle, something else, or a combination of things.…Continue
In my latest blog entry, which you can read here, I discuss why autonomy is such a big deal in conflict. Yet often, even, in mediation, party autonomy is undermined. The transformative approach keeps party autonomy as the most central consideration.