Williams, M. & Winslade, J. (2010). Co-authoring new relationships at school through narrative mediation. New Zealand Journal of Counselling, 30(2), 62-74.
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The practice of narrative mediation is illustrated through a case study for its applicability to the resolution of conflict in a high school. Two boys who had been fighting are brought together by a New Zealand high school counsellor to address their differences. Fighting is externalised and the boys are invited into a relationship story based on their own knowledge of ways to resist fighting. The mediation disrupts the conflict narrative and develops a counter-story of harmonious relationship. This article illustrates narrative mediation in action and provides a commentary to make it understandable and replicable for school counsellors. As a straightforward case study, the article does not make substantial claims for this practice but seeks to inspire further applications of narrative mediation by school counsellors.
New Zealand Association of Counsellors
This article has been published in the journal: New Zealand Journal of Counselling. Used with permission.
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