Behind the wheel

Citation data:

Vol: 5, Issue: 8

Publication Year:
2002
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Repository URL:
http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol5/iss8/5
Author(s):
Bryson, David
review description
Extract: There is a disconcerting robustness about Fisher and Brandon’s description of family mediation as a journey whereby ‘the mediator is the driver of the process, steering the car in which the parties are seated … turning the steering wheel to keep the car on track … continually monitoring the progress of the car, making adjustments as needed’ (p 165). Carefully stowed in the boot are their ‘mediator kits’ containing the essential brown paper bag — a preventative measure in case a client starts to hyperventilate (p 212)!