Science provides a structural framework
The Conflict Science Institute relies heavily on two primary meta-models, which serve as the foundation for research, development, and implementation of professional tools:
Conflict provides a conceptual core
CSI methods build on core concepts such as danger, fear, safety and protection, human relationship, temperament, emotion, needs, attachment and adaptation.
The Conflict Model uses concepts such as psychology, neurobiology, and human development to understand with specificity the predictable ways people respond in conflict and communicate in unclear ways.
Techniques serve as situational building blocks
Techniques can be employed by professionals during various points of a case interaction, from the initial client phone call, to case management prior to any conflict, or at any point of a potential or actual conflict, including negotiation, litigation, Lawfighting, and mediation. Through careful counseling and communication techniques, lawyers, legal professionals, advocates, therapists, and other conflict professionals can learn to creatively hold conflict in harmonious balance.
Using the understanding of the Conflict Model, Lawyers can enhance their listening skills using the core concepts found in the Integrative Client Counseling Model; an over-arching model to help professionals gain broader perspective on human behavior and communication.
Building on the core framework of the Conflict Model and ICCM techniques, Lawyers can expand their knowledge of human function to include Lawfighting™; advanced litigation methods based on the ICCM and Conflict Model.