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Qualified Neutral Rule 114
Mediator, Coach, Parent Educator in Golden Valley, Minnesota

Susan Carpenter
Mediator, Coach and Parent Educator

Susan was a contributor to the Minnesota Supreme Court's

Child Focused Parenting Time Guide published in 2019.

  • Qualified Neutral Rule 114

  • Master's Degree in Family Education

    • ​Licensed Parent Educator​

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

  • Mediator - Civil and Family Court Rosters

  • Parenting Consultant

  • Parenting Time Expeditor

  • Still Family Education Center Content Developer​


Past Experience:

  • Parents Forever Instructor

  • Volunteer at Community Mediation and Restorative Services

  • Parent Leader for Minnesota Communities Caring for Children

(Formerly Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota) 2012- 2015

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and Family Resilience Trainer

  • Family Court Enhancement Project Focus Group Participant

  • High Conflict Diversion Program Instructor

  • High Conflict Central Contributor

  • Advisory Committee Member- MN Child Focused Parenting Time Guide 

24 years experience working with


  • High Conflict Families

  • Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunction

  • Childhood Trauma​


  • University of Minnesota

    • Master's Degree in Family Education​​
      with Parent Educator Licensure

      • Skilled in:
        Parent-Child Interaction
        Childhood Trauma 
        Advanced Child Development
        Family Development                      

  • Augsburg College Minneapolis

    • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
      Skilled in:


            Conflict Resolution

            Family Dynamics       

            Gender differences in:

o    communication styles

o    stress management

o    parenting styles

o    conflict


  • Minnesota State Bar Association

        Family Mediation Skills Training


  • Community Mediation and Restorative Services

       Civil Mediation Training


  • Hamline Mediation Center     

Parenting Consulting Training

Parenting Time Expeditor Training



High Conflict Diversion Program Instructor Training

  • Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (formerly Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota)

via Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services:

       Protective Factors and Resiliency

       Adult Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) Trainer

Life's Doors Mediation is offering services during the COVID 19 Pandemic.  We utilize technology as needed and when appropriate.  If you have a new PC order, services can still be scheduled to begin.  If you have questions about any of Life's Doors Mediation service options, feel free to contact us at any time.

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