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The Person of the Therapist (USA 2012)

December 7, 2012 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am PST

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Brief Therapy Conference 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA  An interactive event featuring: Ellyn Bader, Kenneth Hardy, Bill O’Hanlon, and Christine Padesky

ELLYN BADER, PHD, is in private practice and is Co-Director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Over the past 25 years she has conducted professional training programs in couples therapy and has trained therapists throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She is past-president of the International Transactional Analysis Association and recipient of the Clark Vincent Award for outstanding literary contribution to the field of marital therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She and her husband, Peter Pearson, PhD, co-authored the books, In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy and Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build an Honest Marriage.

KENNETH HARDY, PHD, is a Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also is Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City, New York where he maintains a practice specializing in working with traumatized children and families. He is the co-author of Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Class, and Culture in Clinical Practice; Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence; and Minorities and Family Therapy.

BILL O’HANLON, MS, has written over 30 books, including several on brief therapy (A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy, The Change Your Life Book and Do One Thing Different), which landed him on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also was Milton Erickson’s gardener in 1977. Since 1978, O’Hanlon has given over 3,000 talks worldwide. He has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He also is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, and clear and accessible style. Find out more about him at

CHRISTINE PADESKY, PHD, Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and former President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. British CBT therapists voted her the “Most Influential International CBT Therapist,” the California Psychological Association awarded her its “Distinguished Contribution to Psychology,” and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy bestowed its 2007 Aaron T. Beck Award on her for enduring contributions to the field. Padesky is a leading cognitive therapy innovator and develops audio CD & DVD therapist training materials Her recent and fifth book, Collaborative Case Conceptualization and her bestselling self-help book Mind Over Mood ( was voted by BABCP as the most influential cognitive therapy book of all time.



December 7, 2012
9:15 am - 10:15 am PST
Conference Registration Fees
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