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For tuition and special discounts, like early bird and active college student rates, click on our logo or select the PayTuition tab on top bar and scroll to your training of interest. Or call, Dr. Barbara Manousso at 713/840-0828. For the best in mediation training, select a mediation training program with proven leadership and lecturers who identify themselves with academic credentials and professional standing, like the staff of Manousso Mediation. Make sure that your trainers meet the qualifications for professional mediation organizations, such as Texas Mediators Trainers Round Table (TMTR) and Texas Credentialing Association, or you won’t be getting a quality training and often won’t be accepted into the mediation community. Online trainings are not recognized by most mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) panels.
Basic Mediation Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
40 hours. ($975) MCLE/CEU 40 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR, TX, includes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR training):
September 12, 13, 14, 15, 2018, Wednesday to Saturday, 8 AM until 6:30 PM, daily. Check out the recent college grad discount!

Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
30 hours. ($795) MCLE/CEU 30 and 5 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Thursday to Saturday, October 11, 12, 13, 2018, 8 AM until 6:30 PM, daily.

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training ($525) in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria: Sign up for this and Advance Family at the same time and use the early bird discount for both classes
20 hours-MCLE/CEU 16.75 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th, 2018, 8:30 AM until 6 PM, daily.

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training ($750) in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
20 hours-MCLE/CEU 18.25 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Friday, October 26th and Saturday October 27th, from 8:15 AM until 6:45 PM

Arbitration Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
9.5 hours. ($550) MCLE/CEU 8 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Houston: Tuesday, 21 September 2018, 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM.

New: Domestic Violence for Advance Family Training required by TX legislation in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria, four (4) hours for ($150). Register at Seat Registration, Pay Tuition - (red left hand of page)
Held in Houston on Friday, October 12th, 2018, from 1 PM until 5:00 PM. Call for location. Please send an email note with ~ Subject: Certificate ~ to and say for Domestic Violence training.

Handicap accessible training venue.

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!

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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