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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Considerations for Mediating with People Who Are Culturally Deaf
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
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
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.