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Upcoming 2017 Classes

Basic Mediation Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
40 hours-MCLE/CEU 36.5 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Tuesday to Friday, June 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2017

Advanced Mediation (Family-Divorce-Child Custody) Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
30 hours-MCLE/CEU 26.75 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Wednesday to Friday, July 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2017

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
20 hours-MCLE/CEU 18.25 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Friday, October 20th until Saturday, October 21st, from 8 AM until 6:30 PM

Arbitration Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
9 hours-MCLE/CEU 8 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
20 hours-MCLE/CEU 16.75 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th, 2017

Basic, Advance, and Elder Mediation classes meet daily from 8 AM until 6:30 PM. Parenting and Arbitration classes meet as scheduled in your advance materials. Prices are on pay tuition page; click on logo or tab. Venue information will be emailed about a week before the selected training. Classes are held at hotels in the Galleria-Uptown area. If you don't get advance materials emailed to you within two days of the training, please call 713/840-0828.

Laredo! Our New Mediation Center, Resolve!

Laredo! Our New Mediation Center, Resolve!

Our newest mediation center is open in Laredo, Texas. Judge Josefina Rendon and I will speak on Friday, April 21st, to distinguished guests. judges, attorneys, and government officials.

Do you want to be an Elder and Adult Mediator, too?      What’s your retirement project?!
Do you work with seniors?  Are you a Texas Guardian?  Are you signed up for the elder mediation class?
Be part of the fabulous group of professionals already attending! You are never too old to be a mediator!

Article on Dr. Manousso in Houston Woman Magazine, April 2016

Dr. Manousso, and her students of Manousso Elder Mediation were appointed in 2012 as an Associate Member of the
University of Texas Health Consortium on Aging

2014 lecturer at the annual conference of the World Symposium on Elder Mediation in Halifax, Canada.

President of the Houston Gerontological Society 2016 and 2017

Geriatric workers, guardians, mediators, attorneys, CPA, and families dealing with senior parents in Houston.

Click here to register for the Elder Care course


MCLE/CEU State Bar of Texas, Social Workers, Texas Guardians, LPC, CPA, and HR:
In 2016, 18.50 hours were approved with 2.5 hours in ethics for continuing education.

Curriculum includes:
Age Bias: The framework of Normal Aging, Physical and Cognitive Changes;
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia and their impact on daily life and living choices;

The Grief Process and the impact of Depression in the Elderly;
Family Psychology: Intergenerational Relationships;
Long Term Care and In-Home Services;
Role of Geriatric Care Management and the Costs of Care;
Payment for services;
Maintaining Independence and other options.
Planning for Financial Management: Medical options and eligibility delemas.
Medical Decision Making and Capacity Issues
The best way to protect and use your legacy

Strategies for Intake and working with complex situations;
Exploring the Hybrid Model of Elder Mediation;
Working with family members who might not be in the room;
Ethical Concerns in medicine and money;
Capacity Issues; and more on the dynamics!

Marketing and opportunities to build your business.



Barbara Sunderland Manousso, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Texas Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
Certified Collaborative Law Mediator
Certified Texas Ombudsman for Longterm Care Facilities
President, Houston Gerontological Society 2016 and 2017
Member of the International Association for Conflict Resolution Ethical Standards Committee in Elder Mediation
Former Certified National and Texas Guardian

George Vroulis, Ph.D.
Clinical and Neuropsychologist

Frank Fee, Ph.D.
Geriatric Care Manager
Mediator and Arbitrator

James Scott Creighton, Ph.D
Ph.D. in Psychology
Mediator – Arbitrator
Lecturer in Family Dynamics

Lori LaConta, Esq., MBA,
Attorney and Mediator

Virginia Lootens, Esq.
National Elder Law Attorney (NELA)

Keith Peterson, J.D., CPA
Financial Advisor

Melissa Back, J.D.
Mediator, Attorney, and Arbitrator