Peter D. Ladd, Ph.D., has been a faculty member of St. Lawrence University in the Graduate School of Education for over thirty six years. He coordinates the Certificate of Advanced Studies Program in Counseling, and has worked for thirty five years in St. Lawrence University’s satellite graduate program on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation. Dr. Ladd has three published government white paper research manuals in the area of social reform for Native people; Sharing Solutions: First Nations Social Reform, also, First Nations Child and Family Services Joint National Policy review, and the Comprehensive Research Findings in Education and Training: Aboriginal Strategic Initiatives.
He has six books published in the area of conflict resolution and counseling; Inclusion, Empowerment and Healing; Meditation, Conciliation and Emotions: A Practitioner’s Guide for Understanding Emotions in Dispute Resolution; Relationships and Patterns of Conflict Resolution: A Reference Book for Couples Counseling; Conflict Resolution for Law Enforcement Street Smart Negotiating; Emotional Addictions: A Reference Book for Addictions and Mental Health Counseling and Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health: A Model for Empowering Clients. In 2013 he will publish with Kyle Blanchfield the book; Leadership, Violence and School Climate.
He has contributed to institutional reform by founding: the Augsbury Institute for Youth and Families, the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center, the St. Regis Mohawk Counseling Center and co-founder with Kyle Blanchfield, J.D., of the Northern New York Centers for Conflict Resolution. Dr. Ladd lives in Clayton, New York with his wife, Kyle, and their son, Dorian.