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About Baltimore Mediation

About Us

Baltimore Mediation was established in 1993 by Louise Phipps Senft as the first private mediation firm in the state of Maryland. For over 20 years, the mediators at Baltimore Mediation have been in the day-to-day business of mediating inter-personal and multi-party disputes and facilitating divergent group dialogue in for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as training and mentoring transformative mediators across the United States and Europe. Our emphasis is placed on quality dialogue as a pathway to common ground, clarity

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The Transformative Approach

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The approach our mediators practice here at Baltimore Mediation, referred to as “transformative,” seeks to empower the parties involved by focusing mainly on interaction and communication between the participants. The main difference between this and other forms of conflict resolution or facilitation is that the transformative mediator’s or transformative facilitator’s goal is to foster the opportunities for clear decision making and a better understanding of the other person(s)’ views, rather than to get the participants to agree or settle. While

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