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The small New Mexico flag pin indicates not only that I have worked with and for the NM state government but also am proud to be a New Mexican. 
The photo was taken by Judith Haden, a superb photographer based in Santa Fe.




Philip Crump
Mediator & Facilitator


1301 Luisa Street, Suite ESanta Fe, New Mexico 87505  [Map]

(505) 989-8558 • Contact me by email!

Since 1992, serving Santa Fe, Taos, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Ratón,
Silver City, Farmington...all of New Mexico!


About Mediator Philip Crump

Family & Divorce

Workplace & Employment

Business & Construction

ADA & Special Education

Planning & Facilitation

Links & Resources

Links and Resources


Web Links
New Mexico Mediation Association—our own statewide umbrella; has a directory, events, news, list serve.
A private site run by Jim Melamed of Oregon—“everything about mediation”—searchable articles, directory, blogs, training, website, weekly postings.
American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution—“the world’s largest association of dispute resolution professionals. Through…conferences, continuing education programs, research activities, information services, eNewsletter, publications, and mediation and arbitration institutes for neutrals and advocates throughout the United States, we deliver useful knowledge and training to our members.”
Association for Conflict Resolution—the primary umbrella for mediators, created in 2000 by combining three previous mediation organizations. It “is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes more than 6,000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making.”
ADR Resources—A private “mediation and dispute resolution resources site contains substantial on-line materials for alternative dispute resolution and mediation.”
Center for Non-Violent Communication—“By learning to identify your needs and express them powerfully, as well as to bring understanding to the needs of others, you can stay connected to what is alive in you and create a life that is more fulfilling.”
Conflict Resolution Information Source (Boulder)—“CRInfo is a free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace- and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles.”
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service—providing mediation and arbitration services for labor-management and governmental disputes.

Printed Resources

Art of Mediation, Mark Bennett and Scott Hughes. National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2nd edition, 2005)
“Sets the mediation process in context…describes varieties of mediation, and lays out roles and functions of the mediators. The book contains [illustrative] forms. Plus, a section contains hypothetical situations for performance training.”

Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey in the Heart of Dispute Resolution, Kenneth Cloke JD LLM PhD. Janis Publications (2006)
Yet another seminal work by one of the most cogent and experienced practitioners and thinkers in the field of dispute resolution, arguing that conflict presents the opportunity for learning, growth evolution and wisdom.

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen. Viking Press (1999)
Coming out of the Harvard Negotiation Project, this book demonstrates specific analysis and skills for “Decoding the ways that people get stuck when trying to talk with one another.”

Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People, William Ury PhD. Bantam Books (1991)
“With his proven five-step strategy, you’ll discover how to disarm tough bargainers, dismantle stone walls, deflect attacks and dodge dirty tricks.”

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In, Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton. Houghton Mifflin (2nd edition, 1991)
The touchstone of interest-based negotiation, demonstrating the strategic importance of separating people from the problems, focusing on interests not positions and working together to create mutually satisfactory solutions.

Mediator’s Handbook, Jennifer Beer with Eileen Stief. New Society Publishers (3rd edition, 1998)
A "how-to" guide, walking the reader through the steps to an effective mediation. Extensive, clear discussion of the mediation process and the skills required for effective mediation..

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion, Marshall  Rosenberg PhD. PuddleDancer Press (2nd edition 2003)
How to speak without blame or judgment, breaking down barriers to effective communication, even about the most difficult subjects.

Promise of Mediation: Responding to Conflict through Empowerment and Recognition, Robert Bush and Joseph Folger. Jossey-Bass (1994)
The primer on Transformative Mediation, “based on valuing both personal strength and compassion for others.” This is the style of mediation that honors the potential for people to change, even in the middle of conflict.


Resources Linked in this Website

ADA and Disability Resources for New Mexico: An attempt to bring together many of the resources for dealing with disability access.

Agreement to Mediate: This is my own form, which contains the elements I believe to be important as we embark on a confidential and often highly personal process.

Choosing a Divorce Mediator: An article from giving a number of considerations in selecting the person to assist with divorce.

Contemplating Divorce? Try Mediation: An article outlining many benefits of mediation vs. litigation for divorcing couples who seek dignity in their future.

Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators: Adopted by the American Bar, Amer Arbitration Association and the Association for Conflict Resolution, this is the code of ethical behavior.

News article: Albuquerque Journal North: About mediation in the Santa Fe community (28 September 2004).

News article—Santa Fe New Mexican: An article about Philip Crump and a couple of other mediators in Santa Fe (7 January 2002).

Partnering in Construction: An article outlining the benefits, elements and potential outcomes of partnering for construction projects.

Philip Crump Professional Resume: Need I say more?

Same Sex Divorce: About the challenges same-sex couples face when there is no Domestic Relations law addressing the need for orderly dissolution of a partnership.

Special Ed: FIEP Handout: Information for parents considering a Facilitated IEP for their children.

Special Ed: Mediation Fact Sheet: Information for parents who may be attending a mediation session regarding a Special Ed student.

Strategic Planning FAQ: A web link giving a great deal of information about Strategic Planning.


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