Betty Snyder

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Dispute Resolution

Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling

Education

Psy.D., Alliant International, California School of Professional Psychology

Contact

6401 Airline Rd, Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75205

214-768-4983
snyderb@smu.edu

About

Dr. Snyder serves as director and faculty within the Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University where she teaches graduate courses in mediation, communication, the psychology of conflict, trauma informed peace-building, and neuroscience. She also teaches for Lipscomb University and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law.

Prior to her work at SMU, she served as a program director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. She provided a wide range of ADR services including multi-party mediation and facilitation with governmental agencies, policymakers, and others involved in public disputes. Through her work at CPPDR, she served as a visiting faculty member at Hiroshima University.

In her private work, Dr. Snyder consults and delivers training, conflict coaching, dialogue facilitation, and professional presentations globally in both corporate and non-profit settings. Her areas of specialization include conflict engagement, human rights, disruptive event management, trauma, communication, and cross-cultural issues.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Snyder has worked in clinical, academic, training, supervisory, and consulting roles in a wide variety of settings including academic, workplace, private practice, community and health care. She has a doctoral specialization in multicultural community psychology and has dedicated much of her career to social justice and human rights. 

She is the co-author of the book, “The Darkest Hour: Shedding light on the impact of isolation and death row in Texas prisons,” and has published other articles. In addition, she has been featured in two documentaries related to human rights and diversity. She currently serves on the board for the Texas After Violence Project.