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manousso_new_logo7 Become a Professional Mediator – Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, since 1993

@Do you have questions?
There are many answers below with training dates and fees.  Or call!

Click here for tuition and special discounts, like our early bird and active college student discounts. Or call, Dr. Barbara Manousso at 713/557-1010.  Email is mediation@Manousso.us

ZOOM live: Our trainings are interactive/real time ZOOM training and fun online.  Call us at (713)557-1010 text/talk!

Since 1993, we have offered the best in the world-wide mediation training with applauded ADR leadership.  Our lecturers are active mediators and arbitrators, ADR leaders, practitioners, academics, theorists, and authors with quality credentials and admired professional standing.  The staff of Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC: Solution2Conflict are actively engaged worldwide.

Have you listened to Manousso Musing on PodCasts or YouTube?  Meet the Titans of Mediation with Dr. Manousso.

Before you register for any training, make sure that your trainers meet the qualifications for, and are members of, professional mediation organizations, such as the Texas Association of Mediators, Texas Mediators Trainers Round Table (TMTR) and the Texas Credentialing Association, or you won’t be getting a quality training.  Your trainers must be actively involved in practice and professional development!

Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC. is an accredited sponsor of continuing education credits (CEU), approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE, as well as other professional organizations, such as CEU for CPA, LPC, and HR.

We are proud members of and trainers for the Houston Area Better Business Bureau and many other consumer groups and international panels.

Arbitration Training ONLINE with ZOOM: live and interactive.

($550.00) Ask about special discounts.

Earn MCLE/CEU 10 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR on Friday, 13 September 2024, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, plus writing a short opinion/decision that will be explained in class.


Basic Mediation Training ZOOM LIVE and INTERACTIVE. 40 hours.

($975) Ask about special discounts.

Earn MCLE/CEU 40 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR, includes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR training), handouts, and notebooks:

Our next fabulous basic mediation training class will  be Wednesday to Friday, August 14, 15, 16, 2024, and then the next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20th and 21st, 2024, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM daily.

All classes will be ZOOM live and interactive. Students must be ON CAMERA and attentive for the whole program for certificate and MCLE/CEU affirmative.


Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody training live, interactive, on ZOOM. 30 hours.

($895) Ask about special discounts.

Earn MCLE/CEU 30 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR.

Class will be held from Tuesday to Friday – on October 9, 10, 11, 12, 2024, from 10 AM to 6:00 PM.  Join the eleven lecturers in this interactive class on ZOOM!

For attorneys, mediators, and family professionals: 

If you are already an attorney or mediator who does not have the required Texas Statute domestic violence (DV) training, you can take the DV only  class that will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2024, from 1 PM until 5:00 PM, for only $150.00

Please send an email note with your name to mediation@manousso.us with subject:
Domestic Violence Certificate > MCLE!

This DV class is INCLUDED in our Advance Family 30 hours of training above.

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training

($525) Ask about special discounts.

ZOOM live and interactive: Sign up for this and Advance Family at the same time and use the early bird discount (SAVE $$$) for both classes

16 hours-MCLE/CEU 16 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

In 2024, Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, 2024, from 9:00AM until 5:30PM, daily.  >> AMICUS training: The PCF skills are excellent for Amicus attorneys in communicating with high conflict clients.


Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training

($600), specially discounted for family mediators.

If you have questions, call (713)557-1010. Classes are held ZOOM live and interactive.

20 hours-MCLE/CEU 20 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR on Tuesday, July 16th, 1 PM to 5 PM, Wednesday, July 17th, from 10 am until 6:30 PM, Thursday, July 18th, 2024, from 10 AM until 6:30 PM

Note our NO refund policy, once you have paid for a training, but you can always reschedule online classes with a rescheduling fee of $150, if you cancel within 72 hours.

Our classes can be taken in any order, although you can’t mediate until you meet all the requirements of the Texas statute.

Classes will be held on ZOOM, so it is required for certificate attendance that students use a computer and remain on camera, ATTENTIVELY, for the duration of the training.  

Handicap accessible training venue: ZOOM live!

Texas Justice Center for Mediation and Arbitration in Bellaire off I-610 West Loop.

Ranch Office Conference Room and Virtual Office

Ranch Office Conference Room and Virtual Office

Heights Mediation Center

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The Texas Mediation Center in Bellaire and Heights Mediation Center are modern, well located, facilities dedicated to ADR meetings, where you can proudly invite your mediation and arbitration clients.

See brochure.

  • KPRC Radio Interview with Dr. Manousso and Doug Pike on Elder Mediation in March 2016.

Family Mediation includes elder care and adult mediation, not just divorce or child custody. It also includes mediation resolution between family members for a variety of issues, ranging from miscommunication to no communication. Our sessions are not therapy, but an hour mediation can make a healthy difference in a quality relationship between and among siblings, cousins, and other family combinations.

Congratulations on seeking out our services. You are in for a quality, confidential experience by a third party neutral or co-neutrals.

All mediation sessions are pre-paid and not scheduled unless all parties have committed financially. The drop down button will show the rate. Each party pays the same rate for half or whole day, unless you agree to a different arrangement. 

Once paid and scheduled, there are NO refunds for any reason.

Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso Interview

by Doug Pike KPRC Radio | 16 May 2021

Why choose mediation?
Family dynamics are complicated. They have taken years to evolve and they are further compounded by the transitions inherent in the changing lifestyle, relationships and needs of an elder. Family disputes that have been simmering for years often can obscure the best intentions of all involved. Mediation enables proactive families to have good discussions and opportunities to resolve conflict that potentially could tear them apart financially and emotionally. In mediated family meetings, everyone has the opportunity to privately explore the needs and feelings of all involved and to deal rationally with the problems and issues under discussion outside of a courtroom. The family knows what is best for them and mediation gives them the vehicle to make their own best decisions.
How mediation works for you:
Many families don’t live in Houston. Therefore, we offer the convenience of a phone call. During these phone calls, as an example, one or all of the children or participants can participate in being coached on how to handle the coordination of their family’s dispute. Sometimes, this phone coaching is all that a family needs to begin their conversation. There are no contracts for coaching calls.
Family Mediation:
When a family needs a quality conversation to make decisions that might include the health, well-being, financial management, and end of life decisions of a loved senior, a family mediation is ideal. The mediation can be held at our conference room, your dining room table, an assisted living or nursing facility, or where the senior might reside. The objective is to have the family together and to make decisions that support the relationship of the whole family. We strive for a quality conversation that is assisted by a third party neutral, the mediator. Sometimes co-mediation might be beneficial for you. You only pay the hourly rate assigned, so you get two neutrals for the price of one. You meet as you like; there is never a contract for mediation services. If needed, we can help you find family care experts who can be supportive resources to help you make decisions. As an elder care or family mediator, we work as a team: Your family ~ Community Resources ~ Elder Care Mediator.
What will mediation cost? What will it cost the family if we don't mediate? (This is the real question.)
Mediation is a professional service conducted by mediators who have had hours of training, usually with a minimum of 100 hours of class training by leading trainers in elder care mediation, plus ongoing training in communication skills and content dynamics.  In addition, many of our mediators are mature adults who have dealt with a family senior and the dynamics involved. We know through experience, practice, and course work, your needs are emotionally draining and need to be addressed in a timely manner.

Our prices reflect the diversity of family dynamics and mediation styles that are used under the umbrella of elder care mediation services.

How to begin:
Nationally there is now a network of mediators specializing in elder and adult mediation.  Since families might live and work in different parts of the country, even world, families can be brought together by phone through a conference call, video cam, and by assistance of elder care mediators near you.  Manousso Mediation has trained many of these mediators around the country, so we know the breath and scope of their ability and practice skills.