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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


  •         Pursuing a Master's Degree in Parent and Family Education

  •         Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

  •         Mediator - Civil and Family Court Rosters

  •         High Conflict Diversion Program Instructor

  •         Trained Parenting Consultant

  •         Trained Parenting Time Expeditor

  •         Trained 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 Central Contributor

21 years experience working with


  • High Conflict Families

  • Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunction

  • Childhood Trauma​


  • University of Minnesota

    • In pursuit of Master's Degree in Family Education​​

  • Augsburg College Minneapolis

    • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

     with an emphasis on:




            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:

       Five 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.

Life's Doors Mediation

1710 Douglas Drive N #106, Golden Valley, MN 55429

Phone: (763) 566-2282  Fax: (763) 280-8488

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