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Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Tim Hicks

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project

In this episode, Tim and Michael Lang talk about Tim’s book, Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication, (Routledge, 2018).  

Tim applies recent discoveries in neuroscience and neural functioning to understand and explain why we behave as we do in the face of disagreements and differences and differences.

For conflict practitioners, Tim offers us a window into the nature and source of our perceptual biases; and with that knowledge, a means for helping manage or resolve disputes.

Tim has been providing mediation, facilitation, teaching and training, coaching, and consultation to individuals and organizations in both the public and private spheres in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon since 1993.

From 2006 to 2014, Tim was the first Director of the Masters degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon, teaching mediation, mentoring students, developing curriculum, and leading the program to a position of national prominence. Further information about Tim’s practice and details about his publications are at:

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Tim Hicks

Tim Hicks is a conflict management professional providing mediation, facilitation, training, coaching, and consulting to individuals and organizations. From 2006 to 2014 he led the Master’s degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon as its first director. He returned to private practice in 2015. Tim is… MORE >


Michael Lang

For over 40 years Michael has mediated family, workplace and organizational disputes. He has designed and presented introductory and advanced mediation and conflict management courses, workshops and webinars in the US and internationally. Michael created one of the first graduate programs in conflict resolution in the US at Antioch University… MORE >

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