Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor is the co-author with Michael Lang of the recent book, The Making of a Mediator:  Developing Artistry in Practice (2000)  and the classic text with Jay Folberg, Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide To Resolving Disputes Without Litigation (1984).  She has taught mediation and conflict resolution skills at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark, Antioch University’s Masters in Conflict Resolution Program, Portland State University, and Marylhurst University.  She has presented workshops and institutes for the Academy of Family Mediators and  at the Northwest ADR Conference sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law.  She trained interns in a county Family Court Service for almost ten years, and has written numerous articles for Mediation Quarterly, where she has served on the Editorial Board.  She currently provides family therapy and mediation services in Multnomah County’s Community Justice program., InterChange. 


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The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice (04/30/01)
The Making of a Mediator goes beyond the basics of mediation process. In this essential resource, expert mediator and teacher Michael Lang outlines his innovative model of artistry in professional practice that results from the understanding of and connection between reflective practice and interactive process. Together with Alison Taylor, they have created a landmark book that offers conflict resolution professionals the theories, principles, practices, and ideas for developing true artistry in mediation. This is the preface to their book.