Tyson and Murphy Associates
Christian Conciliation Services


David Tyson, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
(202) 957-8045
DSTyson@earthlink.net
Christian Conciliation Services

Conciliation services provide life-changing help to individuals, couples, families, churches, organizations and communities experiencing conflict. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the foundation for conciliation services.Conciliation services can help promote transformation in the face of painful and destructive conflict.

Types of Services
There are several types of conciliation services. Some are provided on an hourly basis, and some are provided on an intensive basis over the course of several days.

Coaching helps one party in conflict take the necessary steps to resolve conflict personally and privately. When personal and private steps have failed, two or more parties in conflict might request mediation to resolve their dispute. In those cases, case management ensures that all logistical issues are handled in a timely and effective manner. The case coordinates the pre-mediation preparation sessions for all parties and non-parties.

Coaching
Coaching is an hourly service, usually offered by a single conciliator, to an individual in conflict.There are three types of coaching services. Stand-alone coaching is provided to individuals desiring to learn how to resolve conflict with others who will likely never enter a mediation process. Pre-mediation coaching is provided to individuals preparing to enter into a mediation process with others. Post-mediation coaching is provided to individuals who have gone through a mediation process who benefit from ongoing coaching and support. 

Coaching involves teaching biblical principles related to peacemaking. Self-reflection and examination are key aspects of repentance, and repentance is a necessary ingredient that leads to confession of sin or failure. Regardless of the response from the other party, learning to forgive is made possible through applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Finally, coaching equips conflicted individuals with the important skill of giving a loving confrontation.
Coaching is provided through face-to-face meetings, telephone, or video-conferencing. David Tyson provides coaching at $75/hour for local services provided in Vienna, Virginia or electronically, and out-of-town face-to-face services are offered at $90/hour. 

Mediation
Mediation is either an hourly or full-day service offered to two or more people in conflict.Mediation services are custom-tailored to facilitate the most effective resolution of both personal and material issues. Personal issues involve relational failures, while material issues involve conflicts related to tangible resources such as time or money.
Mediation is usually offered by two or more conciliators.

Once a careful assessment is made of the conflict situation, a detailed Fees and Expenses Estimate is provided that itemizes the expected fees and expenses likely to be incurred. Mediation services are generally $75/hour or less for each conciliator for local services provided in Vienna, and $90 hour or less for each conciliator for out-of-town services. 

Getting Help
If you are seeking assistance with a church or organizational conflict, please contact me directly for more information.
If you are struggling with marriage or family conflict, please complete and return the Marriage and Family Conflict Assessment so that I can discern the best way to help. Due to my schedule and travel implications, I am unable to accept every invitation to help. In those cases, I will personally respond with a recommendation to you for an individual or ministry that I believe is best able to respond to your situation. Caring well for you as you struggle with conflict is a high priority. Yet, I ask you to please allow for a 48-hour response time.

Payment
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Please select the PayPal button below to pay for your services with a credit card. Your financial information is not stored by Tyson & Murphy Associates. If you have any questions contact dstyson@earthlink.net