Wayne Regina offers an extremely readable, insightful, and useful guide to how we can think and act as mediators. His application of Bowen family systems theory to mediation practice sheds considerable light on how communication patterns, emotional exchange, and system dynamics influence what happens at the mediation table. . . . I highly recommend this work. . . . It is not only eye-opening, but also a very pleasurable read. (Bernie Mayer, professor, Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton University, author of Staying With Conflict)
Accessible and brilliant, Wayne Regina's book provides a long-needed theoretical foundation for mediation. Regina brings decades of experience as a family systems theorist, therapist, professor, educational leader, and master mediator to bear on the art and craft of conflict dispute resolution. This is an essential book, both practical and profound, for mediators at all levels, and a rich and cogent introduction to and application of the ground-breaking work of family systems theorist Murray Bowen. . . . A great book. (K.L Cook, author of Last Call, The Girl from Charnelle, and Love Songs for the Quarantined)
About the Author
Wayne F. Regina, Psy.D., is a certified mediator, licensed psychologist, and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the application of Bowen family systems theory to a variety of human systems and settings. He is the former dean and current professor of peace studies and psychology at Prescott College. Dr. Regina works as a mediator and conciliator through the Superior Court of Arizona, Yavapai County.