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Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
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21 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 508
Houston, TX 77027
Fax: 713-850-1452


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso, a Texas Distinguished Certified Mediator, is the past-president of the Association of Conflict Resolution Houston chapter and has served on national and international committees for the Association of Conflict Resolution, such as being the current co-chair for the Healthcare Section and formerly the co-chair of the Workplace Section. Since 1993, she has been in practice as a mediator, arbitrator, conflict resolution coach, author, and alternative dispute resolution trainer. Her baccalaureate was from Brown University, Master of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Community Health, and Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Barbara Manousso is certified as a national and Texas guardian and is certified as a trainer and coach in Conflict Dynamic Profile. In 2008, Barbara Manousso was appointed by Texas Governor Perry to serve on the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee. In 2010, Dr. Manousso was recognized as one of fifty Most Influential Women of Houston.

Professional Background

Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso, a Texas Distinguished Certified Mediator, has been mediating and arbitrating since 1993. Not only does mediate and arbitrate in her private practice based in Houston, Texas, and she serves on many national panels. For many years, her training programs for individuals and corporations on mediation and arbitration have repeatedly sold out. She brings practical experience and skill training with a quality team of lecturers in many genres including healthcare, eeoc, workplace, contract, and consumer. She also lectures worldwide on conflict management and has authored many articles, and is currently working on two books. Dr. Manousso is one of a handful of academics with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is certified in the Conflict Dynamic Profile, that helps assess management skills in relationship to their conflict behaviors.


I have been mediating since 1993. My areas of practice have been broad in workplace, police, elder and adult care mediation, divorce, auto and lemon law, construction, and consumer contract.


Ph.D. from Nova Southern University; Attended South Texas College of Law; M.P.H. from University of Texas School of Public Health; B.A. from Brown University;


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2000    Drs. Joe Folger and Barach Bush    Institiute for Conflict Resolution 100+
        Over 3000 hours of various trainings.
2003    Nova Southeastern University    Graduate Certificate
2011    Nova Southeastern University    Ph,D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution


My approach to mediation is conference style, where the parties are given the opportunity to speak and be heard.


On average, fees are $150 per party per hour with a three hour minimum.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Ombud
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.