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

Hardy, Samantha, Rundle, Olivia, and Riggs, Damien W. (2017) Working with trans or gender diverse, intersex and/or non-heterosexual clients: advice for mediators. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 28 (1). pp. 35-42.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/d...
 
4


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: accessibility and appropriateness of mediation, the mediator’s 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 ID: 47985
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1441-7847
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 05:33
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180113 Family Law @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 50%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution @ 30%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 4
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page