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PS1 Comes to the National Mediation Board

The National Mediation Board (NMB), the primary US Federal agency with responsibility for resolving labor disputes in the air and rail sectors, has been honing their skills in Problem Solving for 1 (PS1).  In November 2013 key personnel at NMB … Continue reading

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ACR Workplace Section Conflict Coaching Teleseminar

On July 15 Alan Tidwell offered an update on problem solving for one to members of the Association for Conflict Resolution via a teleseminar, chaired by Cinnie Noble.  The teleseminar series, chaired by Cinnie Noble, links people from around the … Continue reading

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Conflict Coaching Cinergy

Conflict coach Cinnie Noble is a matchmaker par excellence bringing together some powerful ideas. Her book Conflict Management Coaching is an excellent resource for any conflict coach. In 1999 she created a seven-step conflict coaching model called Cinergy. It brings together three essential pillars; coaching, alternative … Continue reading

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PS1 Morphs into Family Dispute Resolution – 1

In Australia FDR–1 (family dispute resolution for one) has morphed from PS-1 according to John Cleary.  Cleary is a family mediator with over 3000 hours of client mediation from Brisbane.  He’s also a former student of mine, who adapted PS-1 to fit his needs.  … Continue reading

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Treating depression with Virtual Space Station

Dr. James Cartreine, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s NSBRI Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors Team, has been working on a grant to develop a problem solving based treatment for depression and interpersonal conflict aboard the International Space Station.  His work, drawing in part on Problem … Continue reading

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Problem Solving for One Update

Here’s a problem solving for one update from Australia.  The below item is excerpted from the Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution (VADR)’s website ( JOHN CLEARY, RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR ONE: HOW TO ASSIST WHEN MEDIATION CANNOT PROCEED MONDAY, 20TH MAY 2013 … Continue reading

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