I am probably not alone as an ADR practitioner in finding much of the current literature on mediation skills somewhat superficial and irrelevant to real practice. It is as if everything really important has been said some time ago and has not been improved on since. Literature about mediation skills often leaves the practitioner with a sense of misgiving that what he or she is doing in the penumbra of mediation may not be quite acceptable if exposed to sunlight.
"A perfect(ing) marriage,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol4/iss4/5