Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter


Welcome to ACR Houston!

A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

"Notice of Annual Meeting"
By - posted at 1/13/2022 7:10:20 PM

ACR Houston Annual Meeting and Winter Social with Joe Folger
January 30, 2022 (Virtual)

The Board of the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Chapter, in accordance with the organization bylaws, invites you to attend the Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually via Zoom on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 4 p.m. CST. Below you will find the meeting agenda, a list of nominations for officers and at-large directors, and a link to register for the annual meeting. Members MUST pay their 2022 ACRH dues for their vote to be valid. Also included is information for the program that will follow, included at no additional charge for current 2022 members, featuring Dr. Joe Folger, international author, and theorist of transformative mediation.

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"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/12/2022 6:42:50 PM



Standard Rate: $45

1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN.
2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.



Standard Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
4. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

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"This Just In . . ."
By - posted at 1/3/2022 6:09:33 PM
Dr. Manousso Launches Weekly Podcast Series

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Dr. Gerald Monk and Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso are teaming up for a podcast on Narrative Mediation. Watch Why Narrative Mediation is a Tool for Family Cases now. Stay tuned to Dr. Manousso’s podcast library on for future podcasts.

"Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 7/23/2021 7:30:01 AM
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Our ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team offers online conflict resolution and peer mediation training, Our Peacebuilding Community, for elementary, middle and high school students. The interactive programs are presented via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Do you want to help us create the peacemakers of the future? Your donation will make a difference by supporting our mission to foster the practice and understanding of peaceful conflict resolution at all ages. Donations in any amount are appreciated.

Click Here to Donate

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"Join an ACR Houston Committee"
By - posted at 4/14/2021 5:00:34 PM
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ACR Houston is seeking members who would like to serve on one of our 6 committees, listed below. Email us at, and let us know which committee you plan to join.

ACR Houston Committees and Chairpersons:
  • Program & Events – Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
  • Membership – Dr. Diana Pino
  • Website & Social Media – Darcy Thompson and Adil Goktuck
  • Peer Mediation Team – Darcy Thompson
  • Diversity & Equity – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews and Marilyn Myers
This is a great opportunity to become more engaged with the organization. In addition, this is a fantastic way to show the value and commitment you bring to the organization and to stand out as a possible future candidate for the board of directors. It... [Read More]

"Phishing Email ALERT"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

*Warning *

BEWARE! There are phishing emails being sent that appear to be from a) Diana Pino, ACR Houston President, seeking money or gift cards; b) from our webmaster’s personal email at Thompson Mediations or c) someone else you may know with an unusual request.  Before you open any links, please check the full email “Reply To” address.  If the “Reply To” address is different than the “From” email address, please be suspicious.  Do not click on or open any links in a phishing email.  It may infect your device with a virus... [Read More]

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
January 28, 2022 - Friday
Manousso Arbitration Training Jan 2022

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Arbitration Training

Earn MCLE/CEU 9 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Session begins on January 28, 2022

This course does not meet the requirements for Tax Code Sect. 41A.06.

See additional information here or at or email us at

January 30, 2022 - Sunday
ACR Houston Winter Social with Joe Folger
- Zoom


Annual Meeting & Winter Social

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January 30, 2022

4:00 PM


Register now for our annual meeting which will be held Sunday, January 30th at 4 p.m. via Zoom. We will be voting on the slate of nominees for officers and new members of the board of directors, followed by featured speaker Dr. Joseph Folger, international author and theorist of transformative mediation. Please read Dr. Folger's novel for an enhanced experience for this event. 

Memoir of a Misfit Mediator is available through the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation at Memoir of a Misfit Mediator, A Novel by Joe Folger

Note: This event will take place on Zoom (you’ll receive the Zoom information when you register).

February 11, 2022 - Friday
Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution 2022

Everyday Negotiation


February 11, 2022

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

What You Will Learn

Discover your personal negotiating style
Recognize when it's working and when it's time to try something different
Understand the basics of interest-based negotiation


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Vicki Read, MA, LPC



Register Online

February 25-26, 2022; Friday - Saturday
TAM Annual Conference 2022
The Woodlands, TX - The Woodlands Resort

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