Susan K. Boardman

Susan K. Boardman <STRONG>Susan K. Boardman</STRONG> received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Columbia University.  As a psychologist, she has specialized in family mediation.   She served on the board of the Connecticut Counsel for Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice for five years. Her recent publications include “Personality and Conflict” in The Handbook of Conflict Resolution and “Personality and Marital Conflict” in the International Encyclopedia of Peace.  She has been teaching, training, and conducting research in negotiation, mediation, and communication for over 15 years.<BR>

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Marital Mediation: An Emerging Area Of Practice (05/18/09)
This article describes the process of “Marital Mediation” as a relatively new field of family mediation, designed to keep couples together using established family mediation techniques. Previously many of these techniques were used solely in divorce mediation. We begin by describing what the process involves, how it differs from both couples counseling and divorce mediation, and why we believe it often works for couples when counseling has not. We also discuss suggestions for promoting the development of Marital Mediation using both research and marketing techniques.