Celebrating 50 Years!
Forum for Change: Inviting the Next Generation of Innovation
August 13-15, 2009
San Francisco, CA - A World-Class Destination
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|Eileen Bobrow, LMFT||Wendel Ray, Ph.D.|
|Mony Elkaïm, MD||Karin Schlanger, LMFT|
|Bradford Keeney, Ph.D.||Carlos Sluzki, MD|
|Juan Luis Linares, MD, Ph.D.||Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW|
|Cloe Madanes, LPC, Ph.D.||Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.|
|Giorgio Nardone, Ph.D.||Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.|
Full List of Conference Presenters (listed in alphabetical order):
Barbara Anger-Diaz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Barry University, Miami, FL; Senior Research Fellow, MRI; Co-Founder and Past Co-Director of the Latino Brief Therapy and Training Center, MRI; Member, Brief Therapy Center, MRI, 1991-2004.Conference presentation: From Brief Therapy to Intuitive Interaction.
Katharina Anger, Ph.D.
Research Associate and training faculty of the Brief Therapy Center at the MRI; Senior Supervisor at YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities. At YAI she developed and runs three programs: Brief Therapy, Sexuality, and a Group Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Anger also maintains a private clinical practice in New York City. Conference presentation: "Brief Therapy with Chronic Problems: Working with Autism and other developmental disabilities."
Nora Bateson, Ph.D.
Nora lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, headquarters for her upcoming film, An Ecology of Mind, a documentary about Gregory Bateson. In addition to the documentary Nora is compiling a book of Gregory’s unpublished works. These projects together with recent public speaking engagements have been part of a renewed interest in Gregory’s work, which has until now, been largely inaccessible to those outside the academic community. She recently published three pieces in Kybernetes, a cybernetics and systems journal. Nora has been working on creating a portrait of Bateson that addresses his transdisciplinary work, and brings his philosophy to a broad audience. Conference presentation: The Ecology of Mind - Gregory Bateson from a Daughter's Eye.
Eileen Bobrow, LMFT
Director of MRI's Strategic Family Therapy and Training Center and a Senior Research Fellow of the Mental Research Institute. She has been both a Faculty Member of the Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C. and an Associate Professor of the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco. She trained with Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes and incorporates many of their ideas and influence into her practice.
Patricia Cadena, MFT
Director of CAIPSI, Patricia studied Brief Therapy at MRI. She is currently a Professor of Psychology in DEC FAC At the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Additionally, she has been the coordinator of the Brief Therapy Certificate program along with MRI in Mexico for the last 5 years.
Marcelo Rodriguez Ceberio, Ph.D.
Director of Escuela Sistémica Argentina; tenured professor at John Kennedy University in Buenos Aires and invited professor at many other universities in Latin America. He has published numerous books and articles and is the official representative, in Argentina, for the MRI.
Janet Dafoe, Ph.D., President of the Board of Directors, MRI
Dr. Dafoe is a psychologist at the Morrissey/Compton Educational Center in Palo Alto, where she specializes in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger's Syndrome, school-related issues, and Special Education Law. She is a consultant with the Educational Rights Project in Santa Clara County. She received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University, and completed her post-doc at Stanford's Department of Child Psychiatry. She was a staff Psychologist at the Children's Health Council for 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Center of the Stanford Community for three years and on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology for 15 years. She maintains a private practice in Palo Alto.
Mony Elkaïm, MD
Director, Institute for Family and Human Studies, located in Brussels, Belgium; Professor, Free University of Brussels; President, European Psychotherapy Association; Past President, European Family Therapy Association, Training Institutes Chamber
Conference presentation: From Couple Therapy to Resonance.
Teresa Garcia, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist; Co-Founder of the Gregory Bateson Institute in Liege, Belgium; Trained at MRI and is currently our Representative for French-speaking European countries
Conference presentation: Interactional Techniques in Business.
Lucy Gill was a management consultant for over 30 years, specializing in improving teamwork, coaching executives, and managing difficult employees and bosses. She is the author of "How to Work with Just About Anyone: A 3-Step Solution for Getting Difficult People to Change.” Lucy was a member of the MRI Brief Therapy Team during the 1980’s.
Keizo Hasegawa, Ph.D.
President, National Foundation of Brief Therapy in Japan; Professor, Clinical Psychology at Tohoku University; Board member of the Japanese Association of Clinical Psychology, which has over 20,000 members. His publications include, Paradox and Constructivism, which has a forward by John Weakland and Paul Watzlawick
Conference Presentation: MRI Greats: Teachings in Japan and the Development in Asia for the Past 25 Years.
Social worker and Family therapist. Director of Familievernkontoret located in Ålesund, Norway,- a governmental run institute offering mediation, couple-and family therapy. Has several trainings at the MRI, and is our Norwegian Representative. Conference presentation: Using Metaphorical Reflection in Brief Therapy.
Bradford Keeney, Ph.D.
Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco; Clinical Director, Center for Children and Families, Monroe, Louisiana; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Rock Art Research Institute, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Andrey Kuzin, M.D.
Andrey received his medical degree from Novosibirsk State Medical University in Psychiatry. He also specialized in Strategic Family Therapy, Gestalt therapy and Psychodrama, NLP, and Ericksonian Hypnosis. He is a master-practician in NLP. Currently, he is a Professor of Personal Psychology Department in Tomsk State University and Director of Educational and Psychotherapeutic Center in Russia. He is an official representative of MRI in Russia.
Julia Kuzina, Ph.D.
Julia received her Ph.D. from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University in Psychology, in 1993. She specializes in Strategic Family Therapy, NLP, and Ericksonian Hypnosis. She is a master-practician in NLP. Currently, she is a Professor of Personal Psychology Department in Tomsk State University and Vice-Director of Educational and Psychotherapeutic Center in Russia. She has been a practicing clinician for 16 years. She is an official representative of MRI in Russia.
Howard A. Liddle, Ed.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, at the University of Miami School of Medicine (secondary appointments in Psychology and Counseling Psychology). His research areas and interest are in development and empirical refinement of family-based interventions for adolescent drug abuse and conduct disorder, process and outcome studies, and research on the adaptation and adoption of empirically-supported treatment in non-research, community settings.
Lynn Loar, Ph.D., LCSW
Lynn has been a research associate at MRI since 1985 and is the president of the Pryor Foundation, a non-profit educational organization devoted to creating innovative ways to
reinforce positive behavioral change.
Juan Luis Linares, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, located in Barcelona, Spain; Past President, European Family Therapy Association
Conference presentation: Family Therapy with Psychosis: a Process of Reconfirmation.
Cloe Madanes, LPC, (Hon) Ph.D.
She is a teacher of family and brief therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored seven books, including: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love, and Violence; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Violence of Men; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist, and Systemic Thinker; and Relationship Breakthrough. She has won several awards for distinguished contributions to psychology, and in addition been featured in Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.
Conference presentation: My Favorite Stories of Therapy - Cloe will present her most funny, dramatic, out of the box stories of therapy based on what she learned long ago at MRI.
Cornelia Oestereich, Ph.D., M.D.
Dr. med. Cornelia Oestereich, President of the Systemic Society - German Association for Systemic Research, Therapy, Supervision and Counseling; Trainer for Systemic Therapy, Family Therapy and Supervision; Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Psychiatrist; Medical Director of a Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy near Hannover, Germany. Conference Presentation:
Changes in Paradigm - Impacts on the professional self-conception of a multiprofessional staff of therapists and nurses, trained together in systemic concepts and systemic therapy - experiences with SYMPA (SYstemic Methods in Psychiatric Accute Treatment) in a department of a German psychiatric hospital.
Jerome A. Price, M.A.
Co-Director and Founder of the Michigan Family Institute. Price trained and worked over many years with Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes and is a well-known Strategic Therapist having presented seminars and trainings throughout the U.S. and Canada and in Germany and New Zealand. He is the author of numerous articles, contributing author in several books, and has written two books on treatment of adolescents and high conflict divorce, and a parent skills training curriculum. He is an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT.
Wendel Ray, Ph.D.
Hammond Endowed Professor of Education and Professor of Family Systems Theory, The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), Founder and Director, Don Jackson Archive; Past Director, MRI Research Associate & Teaching Faculty, MRI Brief Therapy Center
Conference Presentation: Through the Eyes of Don Jackson.
Director Escuela Sistemica Argentina; official representative of MRI in Argentina.
Karin Schlanger, LMFT
Director, MRI Brief Therapy Center and Latino Therapy Center; Senior Research Fellow, MRI; past Training Director, MRI; counselor East Palo Alto High School Academy, School of Education, Stanford University.
Carlos Sluzki, MD
Professor, Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University; Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Past Director, MRI.
Claudia, trained at MRI, was an elementary school counselor that adapted the Mental Research Institute's (MRI) for use in her school. She expanded the range of the MRI approach to encompass her work with individuals, counseling and psychoeducational groups, and classrooms. The broad dissemination fo the MRI approach across many contexts resulted in major systemic changes.
Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW
Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW is an internationally renowned relationship expert and marriage therapist. She is the author of seven books including DIVORCE BUSTING: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again and THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE: A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido. Conference presentation: MRI’s Influence on Her Work.
Topic: Applying Brief Therapy techniques to the Justice System in Belgium.
Jean-Jacques Wittezaele, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Co-Founder of the Gregory Bateson Institute in Liege, Belgium; Trained at MRI and is currently our Representative for French-speaking European countries.
Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences; he organizes the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops internationally (40 countries).
Speaker at major universities and teaching hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Menningers, and MD Anderson. President of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences.
Conference presentation: The Art and Science of Impact: What Clinicians Can Learn from Commercial Filmmakers and Social Psychologists.
Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Stanford University; Two-time past president, Western Psychological Association; Past President, American Psychological Association; Most recent book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Conference presentation: The Psychology of Evil: Persons in Situations in Systems.
This conference meets the qualifications for 21 hours of Continuing Education (7 CE's/day) for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE 14; Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider No. 2062.
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