Adapted for use in mediation and dispute resolution, Impact Therapy provides the mediator with ways to frame the facilitation and to encourage the parties to be active, thinking, seeing and experiencing during each session, speeding up the process by introducing multisensory, motivational, and marketing and maps to the process. Developed by Ed Jacobs and Christine…
This approach avoids the problem of mediator directiveness, which so often occurs in facilitative or problem-solving mediation.
Here, Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph Folger presented a list of 10 hallmarks of transformative mediation that distinguish its practice from other forms of third-party intervention processes
Unlike the facilitative approach to mediation, the transformative approach does not seek resolution of the immediate problem, but rather seeks to empower the parties to define their own issues and to seek solutions on their own.