Susan K. Boardman Biography
Susan has lived in Wilton, Connecticut for the past eighteen years and has had a private practice for the last nine years. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Columbia University. As a mediator, she specializes in how group dynamics, personality, and gender differences affect family communication and conflict resolution. Formerly an Instructor at the InternationalCenter for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, she is also a founding partner of The Family Mediation Practice, a private practice specializing in divorce and marital mediation in Connecticut and New York. For the last five years she has served as a mediator for court appointed custody and visitation cases for Community Mediation Services in New York City.
Susan is co-editor of The Journal of Social Issues volume Constructive Conflict Management: An Answer to Critical Social Problems, and co-author of Paths to Success. Another publication, "Personality and Conflict", appeared in The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. Her most recent work, "Peacemaking in Marriage" appears in The International Encyclopedia of Peace. She was a member of the Board of the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice for five years, and has been teaching, training, and conducting research in conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, and communication for over twenty years.