This traditionally graded course presents an overview of the history of mediation and introduces students to the process, value, limitation, and skills for third-party intervention in the settlement of family and non-family conflicts consistent with Christian principles and professional codes of ethics, especially those for mediators in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through literature, case review, discussions and graded simulations, the student explores Biblical conflict resolution, the nature of conflict, reconciliation, conflict management styles, communication skills, family systems, the restructure of family roles and relationships during divorce, parenting plans, domestic violence, support, and the theory and practice of family mediation to help develop skills a mediator needs to facilitate a constructive resolution of family conflict and help heal relationships if feasible. Prerequisites: Completed Course Application, Instructor Consent, LAW 511, 551, 554, 521, 522, 561, 562, 541, and 542. LAW 661 and LAW 655 are strongly recommended, but not required.
Rev. Dr. Timothy Slemmons
UDTS Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Author of numerous books including his forthcoming translation of Oecolampadius, Sermons on the First Epistle of John from 1523, and Our Father Knows, the Prayer that Jesus Taught. His groundbreaking book, Year D: A Quadrennial Supplement ..., wagers on the reforming agency of the Word of God by urging an expansion of the Revised Common Lectionary, not only to build biblical literacy, but to bring the reforming potential of Scripture to bear on the life and mission of the church.
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