Gerald Monk and Alison Cotter of the University of Waikato's (New Zealand) Mediation Services act as mediators in this familiar conflict between neighbors. Disagreements about type of music and level of sound have led to police involvement and some physical violence. The viewer is led through the interviewing process from the planning, reviewing the guidelines and to the actual mediation. This video is a good accompaniment to the book by Winslade and Monk.
Tape Running Time: 74 minutes
John Winslade is one of the leading figures in the narrative therapy movement and is a teacher of narrative counseling at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. He is the co-author of Narrative Counseling in Schools (1999), Narrative Mediation(2000), and Narrative Therapy in Practice.