Divorce Solutions


Steven Nisenbaum, Ph.D., J.D., is a clinical psychologist and mediator. He has a Medical Staff appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and at several other hospitals. In 2002, he was awarded the Ezra Saul Award for career achievement and contributions by the Massachusetts Psychological Association, of which he is a Past President. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators. He also has served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and as President, Public Services Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. Although he does not maintain an active law practice, Dr. Nisenbaum is also a member of the Bar in Massachusetts, a member of the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations, and served as a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers.

Rina Folman, Ph.D., has private practice offices for psychotherapy, divorce mediation, parent coordination and separation and divorce related issues. She is on staff at UMass Memorial Health Alliance. Dr. Folman is nationally recognized as an expert witness with special expertise in divorce, professional ethics including standards of care and boundary issues, sexual abuse and trauma disorders. A significant part of her practice includes coaching and/or consulting to lawyers and their clients in order to help them prepare for the rigors of litigation. Dr. Folman has been an active member of many professional organizations including American Psychological Association, Massachusetts Psychological Association, Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators.

Bruce W. Shackleton, EdD, is a clinical psychologist, mediator and business coach. For over twenty-five years, he has worked with individuals, families and organizations to provide psychotherapy and consultation on communications, stress management, work-family satisfaction and creative problem solving. He has worked extensively with families, family businesses, professional partnerships and executive teams to manage successful conflict resolution and organizational change. He served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology. Dr. Shackleton is on the staffs of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.