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Skills for Resolving Conflict

Eleanor Wertheim Wertheim 2E Front Cover 2Eleanor Wertheim, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University, Bundoora where she co-ordinates the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, and teaches therapy skills to professional psychology students. She teaches negotiation in the La Trobe School of Law and Legal Studies and in numerous workshops and programs for helping professionals, the community, UN staff and international diplomats. Dr. Wertheim has been national convenor of Psychologists for the Promotion of World Peace. In 2004 she received an Australian Award for University Teaching (Category 1) and the Australian Psychological Society Excellence in Teaching Award. Her current research includes forgiveness processes and evaluating conflict resolution programs.

Tony LoveTony Love, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Dip.Ed., Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University, Bendigo, where he is Director of Regional Programs. In addition to co-ordinating and teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology at La Trobe, he has taught a variety of workshops on conflict resolution and parent-adolescent conflict. Dr. Love has been part of a multi-disciplinary research team examining mediation and Family Conferencing in the field of family law. He has also conducted research into parent-adolescent conflict, negotiation, alcohol dependence and parent-offender reconciliation.


Connie PeckConnie Peck, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., A.O., is currently the Principal Coordinator of the Programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva where she provides training to UN staff and diplomats in conflict prevention and resolution. Previously, Dr. Peck served as a Special Consultant to the Australian Foreign Minister and as a Reader in the School of Behavioural Science at La Trobe University. She was the founding Chairperson of the La Trobe University Institute for Peace Research and founded Psychologists for the Prevention of War. She is the author of numerous books and articles on conflict resolution.


Lyn LittlefieldLyn Littlefield, B.Sc., B.B.Sc. (Hons), Dip.Ed., M.Psych., Ph.D., O.A.M., is the Executive Director of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and an adjunct Professor at La Trobe University . A major component of her role at the APS involves negotiation with Government and other entities. She also has extensive experience serving on boards of organisations and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. Previously Professor Littlefield was the inaugural Director of the Victorian Parenting Centre, and an academic the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University. Her teaching and research areas included conflict resolution in families, organisations and the community.