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Narrative Mediation Training

Narrative Mediation Training

How does one become a narrative mediator and what does the training focus on?



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There are three of us trainers working internationally right now: Sara Cobb, who you’ve interviewed before, John Winslade, myself. We have some other colleagues in New Zealand. We tend to go where we’re invited. There are many other things we’re involved with, but we’re invited to go somewhere to do some training. I’m off to Japan in a couple of weeks looking at narrative mediation in the healthcare context in Japan.


So where a community is interested in what we’re doing, we will go there and we’ll want to learn about the context. Context is everything. If you’re working in labour relations, working in real estate, working in insurance, working with family, community-based issues, healthcare, every context is so different.


Then you think about, what are the structures that we would need to use to make progress in dealing . . . in this particular situation?

About the mediator

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Gerald Monk is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University and teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. He is a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist in California and a mediator and trainer in collaborative divorce practices and mediation in health care. He has worked as a psychologist and counselor educator in New Zealand for fifteen years prior to moving to the United States ... View Mediator