Steven Nisenbaum

Dr. Steven Nisenbaum

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Steven Nisenbaum

Dr. Nisenbaum has consulted to the Harvard International Negotiation Program since its inception, specializing in family conflict resolution as a global issue. He is a Psychologist, a Mediator and an Attorney who has an appointment to the Medical Staff in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts Medical School.  He has law degree from Harvard Law School where he was an Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Clark University, and an B.A. from Northwestern University.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators and is Past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He is Founder and President of Family Healthy Choices, Inc., a nonprofit agency teaching and assisting divorcing and unmarried parents living apart in raising children and resolving conflict. 

Representative publications are “Negotiation and the Shadow of the Law” in J. DeRivera (Ed.), Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace (2009), “Ethical and Legal Issues in Transitioning the Life Span” (with M.C. Weiss and D. Shapiro) in T. Miller (Ed.) Stressful Life Events: Transitions in the Life Span (2010), and “Ethicolegal Issues in Veterans Healthcare,” (with D. Norman and S. O’Keefe) in T. Miller (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Veterans Health (2012).