Source: (1999) St. Paul, Minnesota: Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, University of Minnesota.

Umbreit presents a model for mediation called “humanistic mediation.‿ He describes it as a “dialogue driven‿ rather than “settlement driven‿ form of conflict resolution. It emphasizes meeting with the parties to hear their perspectives and prepare them; non-directive style of mediation; and the mediator’s unconditional positive regard for all parties (impartiality). Umbreit further details ways to make the mediation a “safe‿ place for the dialogue.

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