Co-founder and director of the Cooperative Parenting Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Susan has worked with children and families since 1971. She has co-authored several books to assist families in transition, including Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: 8-Week group program for separating parents, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: A Parent Guide to Effective Co-Parenting, Parents R Forever, The Psychotherapist as Parent Coordinator in High Conflict Divorce: Strategies and Techniques, as well as co-authored Cross Roads of Parenting and Divorce: 5 Steps to Prevent Divorce Abuse.
Widely known for her expertise in the area of divorce and the family, she provides training to educators, family law and mental health professionals. She has trained parenting coordinators since 1997, and as a result, co-authored the first and only comprehensive model of parenting coordination. Respected in their field, Susan has conducted numerous seminars on the international, national, state and local levels on topics such as parental alienation and visitation refusal, interviewing children, high conflict divorce, therapeutic and supervised visitation and developmentally appropriate time-sharing plans.
Susan has been providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, children and families for over 30 years. In addition she provides family mediation, divorce coaching and child specialist services. She has been training professionals to work as parenting coordinators on a national and international level since 1997. Over the last 12 years she has also provided training to collaborative law professionals nationally.
Susan has been awarded clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a member of multiple organizations including the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, IACP, Association of Family and Conciliation, CourtsAmerican Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Mrs. Boyan maintains a private practice in Georgia.