Howard Susser, PhD

37 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 452-5498

Divorce is difficult. Using the adversarial process is like engaging in combat. If the other side has a weapon (like an adversarial attorney) , then it is prudent to defend yourself. The collaborative process is more like peace talks. As a psychologist, child specialist and divorce coach, I work with the collaborative team to assist individuals and families in arriving at a settlement that takes into account the psychological needs of all members of the family. Parents are supported during this difficult process and children need to be nurtured despite the difficulties.

Collaborative Training

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2007 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Peggy Thompson 7
2005 Mediation Training Maria Alba-Fisch et al 30
2001 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Peggy Thomspon 7

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Undergraduate Education Postgraduate Education
Brooklyn College, B.A. 1973; Major in Mathematics
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
University of Connecticut, M.A. 1977
University of Connecticut, Ph.D. 1981

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Joining the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association (HVCDDRA) provides attorneys, financial advisors and mental health professionals with training and support to enhance their Collaborative Practice. The HVCDDRA works to transform how conflict is resolved through Collaborative Practice. We encourage adoption of Collaborative Practice through community and networking, training and events and advocating public acceptance of Collaborative Practice.

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