Transformative Mediation with Louise Phipps Senft

by Louise Phipps Senft

April 2013

Louise Phipps Senft This interview of Louise Phipps Senft by Dave Hilton of the Conflict Specialists Show addresses such issues as:
  • Transformative Mediation;
  • Relational Mediation;
  • Transformative vs Evaluative, Facilitative and Narrative Mediation;
  • Hopi Tribe;
  • Dealing with Burnout;
  • Mediators Beyond Borders;
  • American Institute of Mediation; and
  • The Association for Conflict Resolution.

The goal of the Conflict Specialists Show is to help people, who may only know about this industry from watching Movies or TV Shows, learn more about what “Conflict Specialists” actually do and how we can help others. It’s also an opportunity for current practitioners to learn from a diverse group of experts as they share their unique perspectives and experiences in the field.

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Louise Phipps Senft was named one of Maryland's Top 100 women for three years in the past decade by The Daily Record, and Baltimore's Best Mediator by Baltimore Magazine, Louise Phipps Senft, Esq., Baltimore Mediation's founder, CEO and lead trainer, is the former President of the Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution and a Board Member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). She was recently named Spirited Woman of Baltimore for 2011 by the American Red Cross and theBaltimore Business Journal, for all of her accomplishments as an entrepreneur and community leader.  She serves on boards of international non-profits Mediators Beyond Borders and Convergence. She is currently an adjunct Professor teaching Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, at University of Maryland School of Law, and a former faculty member at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Insight Initiative, 2007. Since 1993 when she created the first mediation firm in Maryland, she has mediated over 4000 cases and has trained hundreds of people in the transformative approach. Her work relies not just on the transformative mediation philosophy, but draws a lot on the works of clinical social workers, psychologists and neuroscientists.

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