Cognella Academic Press Announces the New Edition of Conflict Resolution: The Partnership Way
Conflict Resolution: The Partnership Way, 3rd Edition is the 64th book authored or co-authored by Barry Weinhold. This book presents readers with a proven model for resolving conflicts in all human systems called the Partnership Way. Within this model, individuals are encouraged to see those with whom they are experiencing conflict as partners not adversaries. The book helps you look at conflicts as opportunities for personal and relational transformation.
The Partnership Way promotes the formation of cooperative relationships, instead of competitive or comparative relationships. The Partnership Way features a strong theoretical foundation and presents a systemic approach to conflict resolution. It also empowers individuals to lead more authentic lives and create more cooperative relationships with fewer conflicts.
This Book Presents A Unique Systemic Model of Conflict Resolution
Part One provides an overview of the Partnership Way, its theoretical foundation, and the key components of the model. In Part Two, readers learn how to apply the model to resolve interpersonal conflicts concerning wants, needs, values, and beliefs to micro-systems like individuals, couples and families. Part Three demonstrates how to resolve intractable conflicts that involve incomplete developmental processes caused by unhealed development traumas effect all human systems.
The final part of the text focuses on applying the Partnership Way to resolving conflicts in human macro-systems. This includes schools, business organizations, professions, communities, cultures, nation-states, and the developmental history of the human race.
Conflict Resolution: The Partnership Way is highly personal and experiential in nature. It helps current and future practitioners in education, counseling, social work, psychology, and law to develop skills to guide students and clients through effective resolution of their conflicts. In addition, the book helps the readers to successfully apply the skills to their own lives and relationships.
About The Author:
Barry K. Weinhold, Ph.D. is professor emeritus and the founder and former program chair of the counseling and human services M.A. program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is the co-founder and director of both the Colorado Institute for Conflict Resolution and Creative Leadership and The Kind & Safe Schools Initiative, a nationally acclaimed school violence prevention program.
Dr. Weinhold is the founder of The Kindness Campaign, a community-based violence prevention program, and the co-founder of The First Visitor program, a home visitation program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect. Dr. Weinhold earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has been a licensed psychologist since 1976. He taught conflict resolution classes at the university level for over 10 years and is the author or co-author of 65 books.
1 Why Is a New Paradigm Needed in Conflict Resolution? 1
2 How Can You Address the Systemic Nature of Conflict? 23
3 What Is Developmental Systems Theory and What Is Its Contribution to
the Partnership Way? 39
4 How Can You Prepare Yourself to Resolve Your Conflicts Using the Partnership Way? 53
5 How Can You Use the Partnership Way to Resolve Conflicts of Wants and Needs? 66
6 How Can You Use the Partnership Way to Resolve Conflicts of
Values and Beliefs? 74
7 What Are Intractable Conflicts and What Causes Them? 91
8 What Are the Developmental Sources of Intractable Conflicts? 103
9 How Can You Resolve Intractable Conflicts at Their Source? 130
10 How Can You Use the Partnership Way to Resolve Intractable Conflicts in Your Intimate Relationships? 144
11 What Is the Role of Betrayal in Causing Intractable Conflicts? 163
12 How Can You Use the Partnership Way to Resolve Intractable Family Conflicts? 181
13 How Can You Apply the Partnership Way to Mental Health Organizations 202
14. How Can You Apply the Partnership Way to Resolve Conflicts in Schools? 227
15. How Can You Apply the Partnership Way to Resolving Conflicts in
Large Organizations? 255
16. How Can You Apply the Partnership Way to Resolving Conflicts in the
Legal Profession? 278
17. How Can You Apply the Partnership Way to Resolving Conflicts in
Communities and Cultures? 300
18. How Can You Apply the Partnership Way to Resolving Conflicts in Nation-States? 323
19. How Can the Partnership Way Be Applied to Resolving Conflicts in the Human Race? 341
20. How Can You Integrate the Elements of the Partnership Way to Transform Your Life? 362
Reviews of the Book:
Conflict Resolution: The Partnership Way provides students with an interesting analysis that considers conflict from the perspective of the individual and what each of us brings into our relationships and engagements with others that shape how we approach, think about, and behave in conflict.” Loraleigh Keashly, Professor of Communication, Wayne State University
“This is an excellent book by a very good person! I recommend it highly for its innovative thought, accuracy—and perhaps most of all for the reader—usability! This is a not only a new approach to what the author calls developmental conflict resolution, you can take this book to your immediate clinical and counseling practice.” Allen E. Ivey, Ed.D, ABPP, Board Certified in Counseling Psychology and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“I have used Barry Weinhold’s book in my Conflict Resolution course at Metropolitan State University of Denver for years, starting with the first edition of the book. The response from students is consistently positive and many are surprised at the role early developmental traumas have played in their current adult experience of conflict. The book is informative, understandable, and compassionate in its approach to a deeper understanding of the pathways into, and out of, recycling intractable conflicts in our lives.” Brian Bagwell, Psy.D., LAC, MAC, Professor in the Department of Human Services and Counseling, Metropolitan State University of Denver