TVMA Library

The TVMA is committed to training and education of Rule 31 Mediation techniques, processes, and legal implications. This library has become a collection of work that will help enhance ones career for dispute resolution.

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TVMA - Library - Mediating DangerouslyMediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution

By: Kenneth Cloke

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Sometimes it's necessary to push beyond the usual limits of the mediation process to achieve deeper and more lasting change. Mediating Dangerously shows how to reach beyond technical and traditional intervention to the outer edges and dark places of dispute resolution, where risk taking is essential and fundamental change is the desired result. It means opening wounds and looking beneath the surface, challenging comfortable assumptions, and exploring dangerous issues such as dishonesty, denial, apathy, domestic violence, grief, war, and slavery in order to reach a deeper level of transformational change.

Mediating Dangerously shows conflict resolution professionals how to advance beyond the traditional steps, procedures, and techniques of mediation to unveil its invisible heart and soul and to reveal the subtle and sensitive engine that drives the process of personal and organizational transformation. This book is a major new contribution to the literature of conflict resolution that will inspire and educate professionals in the field for years to come.

Elements of MediationElements of Mediation

By: Sharon C. Leviton

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The book begins by explaining how mediation differs from arbitration, conciliation, counseling, crisis intervention, and litigation. It then teaches basic skills such as: how to convey competency and the impression of one's ability to help; how to monitor personal feelings regarding the conflict and maintain fairness; and how to open communication between the parties and create options.

The book places readers in the mediator role, walks them through the motions of presiding over a mediation and presents them with the broad range of emotional reactions and situations they will be expected to handle.

Because it is intended as a practical guide, most theory is omitted and the emphasis is on providing effective techniques to assist parties in dispute resolution.

Tips for the mediator are included as well as brief sample dialogues between "mediator" and "party" to better illustrate the elements being discussed.

Book logo_The Promise of MediationThe Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict

By: Robert A. Baruch Bush, Joseph P. Folger

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The award-winning first edition of The Promise of Mediation, published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the field's understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention. That volume first articulated the "transformative model" of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how the mediation process could help parties in conflict. In the past decade, the transformative model has proved itself and gained increasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenas as workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policy conflicts, among others.

Book logo_The Dynamics of Conflict ResolutionThe Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide

By: Bernard Mayer

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This empowering guide goes beyond observable techniques to offer a close look at the creative internal processes--both cognitive and psychological--that successful mediators and other conflict resolvers draw upon.

TVMA - Library - Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict ResolutionBeyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution

By: Bernard Mayer

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In this thought-provoking, passionately written book, Bernard Mayer—an internationally acclaimed leader in the field—dares practitioners to ask the hard questions about alternative dispute resolution. What’s wrong with conflict resolution? Why aren’t more individuals and organizations using conflict resolution when they have a problem? Why doesn’t the public know more about it? What are the limits of conflict resolution? When does conflict resolution work and when does it not? Offering a committed practitioner’s critique of the profession of mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution, Beyond Neutrality focuses on the current crisis in the field of conflict resolution and offers a pragmatic response.

TVMA - Library - Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters MostDifficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most

By: Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, Roger Fisher

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Stone and his coauthors, teachers at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Negotiation Project, present an informative, practical guide to the art of handling difficult conversations--e.g., firing an employee, ending a relationship, or discussing marital conflicts. The information is based on 15 years of research and thousands of personal interviews. The authors define a difficult conversation as "anything you find it hard to talk about." Each chapter recommends step-by-step techniques that can lead to a more constructive approach for dealing with distressing interactions, so that a difficult conversation can become a learning conversation. Examples of right and wrong conversations from everyday life are used throughout the book, which is extremely well organized and easy to follow. This will be appreciated by readers who wish to improve oral communication in all aspects of their daily lives. Recommended for self-help collections in public and academic libraries.--Elizabeth Goeters, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody.

TVMA - Library - Nonviolent Communication: A Language of LifeNonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

By: Marshall P. Rosenberg, Lucy Leu, Aran Gandhi

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Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? Unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. Nonviolent Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.

In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication for the better. Discover how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain. Revolutionary, yet simple, NVC offers you the most effective tools to reduce violence and create peace in your life—one interaction at a time.

Over 150,000 copies sold and now available in 20 languages around the world. More than 250,000 people each year from all walks of life are learning these life-changing skills.

TVMA - Library - Parenting From Your HeartParenting From Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice

By: Inbal Kashtan

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Parenting that Promotes Peace—Parents everywhere want to connect compassionately with their children, to show them love and offer guidance even in difficult moments. In this packed and practical booklet, Inbal Kashtan describes how the practicing the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process can transform parenting to promote peace for generations to come.

Whether you're parenting a teenager or an infant, the parenting help and guidance you'll find in this booklet will transform your challenges and conflicts into opportunities to parent from your heart. Find NVC-based parenting tips and ten practical exercises to foster trust and improve cooperation even in the most trying circumstances. Learn how to make connection your top priority, share power in your family and inspire open dialogue that promotes mutual understanding.

TVMA Library - Divorce Client's HandbookThe Tennessee Divorce Client's Handbook: What Every Divorcing Spouse Needs to Know

By: Miles Mason

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Considering Divorce? Read this first. The Tennessee Client's Handbook is the ultimate guide to the divorce process in Tennessee, with practical advice on how to get started, tips for hiring a divorce lawyer, the dos and don'ts of co-parenting while separated, and much more.

TVMA Libary - Tennessee Parenting PlansTennessee Parenting Plans and Child Support Worksheets: Building a Constructive Future for Your Family

By: Miles Mason

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Featuring actual examples of parenting plans and child support worksheets from real cases, this book is a must-read for Tennessee parents contemplating or in the middle of divorce.

TVMA Library - Forensic Accounting DeskbookThe Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers

By: Miles Mason

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Making complex accounting terminology easy to understand, this book provides an introduction to the core financial concepts in divorce, such as asset identification, classification and valuation, income determination, and expenses. The Forensic Accounting Deskbook is published by the American Bar Association Family Law Section.