Sep 6, 2016 | Articles for Mediators, Ethics, Mediation Practice
By Bill Eddy | We have seen the limits of confidentiality tested in recent months in well-publicized cases involving a mediator or a therapist. Under what circumstances is it ethically acceptable…
Aug 25, 2016 | Articles for Mediators, Articles for the Public, Ethics, Mediation Practice
By Steve Abel | With self-determination as a core value in family mediation, it may be good if you sometimes let elements from mental health or law professions seep into mediation. Mediators listen, interpret, help clients see another’s point of view, sometimes suggest options for consideration, facilitate resolution, and more. An argument can be made for doing what your clients need, not being rigid about one ethical guideline or another.
Aug 23, 2016 | Articles for Mediators, Ethics, Mediation Practice
By Steve Erickson | One of the continuing problems I hear being raised by members of APFM around the country, and in Canada and Europe (Yes, indeed, they are confronting the same problems in Europe.) is that anyone can claim to be a mediator. Without any…
May 1, 2016 | 2016 Spring, Articles for Mediators, Articles for the Public, Ethics, Mediation Practice
By Bill Eddy | California has been a leader in providing laws which encourage and protect mediation since the early 1980s. Confidentiality is at the core of those laws. A proposed revision to the laws has the mediation community in California up in arms.