Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, is the co-founder of Mediators Without Borders & InAccord Justice Centers, ltd. She brings more than 30 years of combined work and experience in management and executive levels of corporations and in the front lines as a family clinician and certified mediator. Her unique combination of skills enables Ries to build bridges among diverse communities and engage in personal interactions with compassion.
Shauna Ries is a graduate of the University of Denver, where she earned a master’s degree in social work and post graduate work in marriage and family therapy at the Denver Family Institute. She completed mediation trainings through CDR Associates and through a partnership program between Arcadia University International Peace and Conflict Studies Program and the Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution Global/Mediators without Borders.
The inAccord® Conflict Analysis research model for Alternative Dispute Resolution developed in collaboration with research consultant Dr. Susan Harter provides a framework for resolving disputes in couples, companies, and countries and a procedural justice framework to litigation and war. She is the author of In Justice inAccord, Touchstone Skills for Authentic Communication, and Quality of Life.