Why we should train you.

Manousso Mediation and Conflict Resolution Coaching & Training

was founded in 1993 by Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso, a 100% woman-owned business, historically underutilized business (HUB).  Over the years, she has formed a conflict resolution network with an international panel of professionals who practice with expertise in elder care mediation, probate, divorce, real estate, religious organizations, environmental protection, and consumer issues.  She has trained hundreds of mediators to mediate, arbitrate, and facilitate.  She has taken thousands of hours of training and earned numerous certificates in mediation, arbitration, and facilitation.  

Barbara’s baccalaureate degree is from the Ivy League’s  Brown University in Rhode Island, masters of public health degree is from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas, and doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. 

Our resolution team is the best

No matter where your conflict might take you, or take place, we have a network of seasoned, credentialed mediators, including us, who can help with your dispute.  Instead of litigating, mediate with Manousso.  Mediation can save you substantial money and time; your case can usually be mediated in a timely manner for a modest amount of money, sometimes within days; and you can keep your dispute private, totally out of public records, unlike litigation. 

Experience counts

Dr. Manousso was a certified Nationally Registered Guardian and Texas Registered Guardian.  So when it comes to elder care and special need clients, she is well versed in community resources and opportunities to help families have quality conversations and make informed decisions.  Sometimes, all that is needed is conflict coaching to help family members address difficult situations, which can be done over the phone.  If discussion needs to take place in a private venue, such as as nursing home, Manousso or her team of mediators will go to the facility to accommodate the parties.  She serves at the request of Texas Governor Perry on the statewide regulatory agency for nursing homes for another seven years, the Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee.

In Houston and nationally, Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso is actively involved with mediating and arbitrating for local civil and federal clients.  She belongs to a variety of professional organizations, such as the Texas Association of Mediators, the New England Chapter of the Association of Conflict Resolution, The Texas Mediation Training Roundtable, and a variety of national rosters and serves on their leadership for training and standards.  Barbara is a former president of the Houston Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution  and current board member.  She serves on the editorial board of the ACResolution Magazine and serves on section committees of the international Association for Conflict Resolution.  She is a frequent trainer and lecturer on mediation nationally and internationally.  She is the international co-chair of the Health Care Section of the international Association for Conflict Resolution.

Warning on who trains you..

Wherever you take your training, make sure that your lecturers are part of the professional mediation and ADR communities.

Of course, we hope that you will bring your skills and passion for being a peace maker and train with us.

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Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
Texas Distinguished
Credentialed Mediator

For the best in mediation training, select a mediation training program with proven leadership and lecturers with academic credentials, like the staff of Manousso Mediation.If your trainers don’t meet the qualifications for professional mediation organizations, you won’t be getting a quality training.