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Working with trans or gender diverse, intersex and or non-hetrosexual clients: advice for mediators

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Hardy, S and Rundle, O and Riggs, DW, Working with trans or gender diverse, intersex and or non-hetrosexual clients: advice for mediators, Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 28, (1) pp. 35-42. ISSN 1441-7847 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Trans or gender diverse, intersex and/or non-heterosexual people are potential clients of mediation services, and mediators need to be equipped to work effectively with these clients. Claims of "equal" treatment of all clients are insufficient, as effectively that means treating all clients as though they are heterosexual and a gender that aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth. Although many of the issues to be mediated are common across client groups, there may be life experiences or power dynamics specific to individuals, couples or families who include a trans or gender diverse, intersex and/or non-heterosexual person or people. This article overviews some of the considerations specific to the mediation context. These include: the mediatorís competency, attitude and knowledge base, maintaining impartiality, power, violence, safety and comfort, reality testing, legal and social frameworks, and particular issues in the family law context.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Diversity Mediation Practice Sexuality Gender
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Rundle, O (Dr Olivia Rundle)
ID Code:115797
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2017-04-10
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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