John Reiman

John Reiman John W. Reiman, Ph.D., brings a blend of training and professional experience across the disciplines of dispute resolution, counseling, special education, and vocational rehabilitation. His continuing work as a human services practitioner (fifteen years), a teaching and research professor (Gallaudet University, Oregon State University, and Western Oregon University respectively, fourteen years), and a manager in community and academic settings (sixteen years), combine to inform a practical approach to conflict identification, intervention, and resolution.

Relevant credentials include: Ph.D. in Counseling, Oregon State University (1984); more than 300 hours of general, specialized, and advanced mediation training; Practitioner Member, Academy of Family Mediators; Certified Mediator of Educational Disputes, Atlanta Justice Center; Mediator Roster, Oregon Department of Justice; Special Education Mediator Panel, Oregon Department of Education; Certified Interpreter (Comprehensive), National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRCC Commission; National Certified Counselor, National Board for Counselor Certification; Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Oregon; Professor (Assistant/Associate), Western Oregon University (formerly WOSC), 1986 - Present.

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Articles and Video:

Considerations for Mediating with People Who Are Culturally Deaf (01/06/03)
Historically, mediation has not been an effective venue for dispute resolution for Deaf people because of linguistic inaccessibility and cultural non-recognition. Like other linguistic minority groups who experience and resolve conflict in a manner consistent with their social and communicative norms Deaf people have some unique perspectives. The following article illuminates some of these perspectives and explains how mediators can address these differences when working with Deaf people, in order to make mediation a more linguistically and culturally respectful and responsive endeavor.

Parenting After Marriages End (04/06/99)
The divorce may soon be final, but even before the dust has settled, parents will discover that one responsibility hasn't changed in the slightest: Parents are still accountable for the well-being of their child

Collaboration and Conflict Resolution In Education (04/05/99)
Since most of us grew up in a culture that treats negotiation and conflict resolution as forms of competition, we have much to learn about how concerned parents and school officials can better communicate and resolve conflict.