Susan (Sue) Johnson
One of the creators of Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT. Dr. Johnson is the Director of both International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute Inc. She is also Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa and a Research Professor in the Marital & Family Therapy Program at Alliant University in San Diego.
Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London; and Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Mary Target PhD is Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London, and Professional Director of the Anna Freud Centre, London (a non-profit child and family therapy organisation).
Professor of Psychology and Dean of the New School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and was awarded the 2004 Psychology EMET prize for promoting science and culture in Israel,
Phillip R. Shaver
Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He conducts research in two areas: close relationships and emotions. Currently, he is extending this work to the study of attachment-style differences in defenses or coping strategies, and in couple communication.
James A. (Jim) Coan
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, is Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, and faculty adviser to the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous scientific articles, as well as the author and editor of two books on the study of emotional behavior. For the past 15 years.
John Gottman is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, involving the study of emotions, physiology, and communication. He has conducted nearly 40 years of research with over 3,000 couples. He was recently voted as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by the PsychoTherapy Networker publication.
Dr. Julie Gottman is the co-founder and Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute. A highly respected licensed clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual abuse and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage and parenting issues. She was recently voted as the WA State Psychologist of the Year.
For most of his professional life, Dan Hughes has been a clinician specializing in the treatment of children and youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems. His treatment is family-centered, with the parents actively involved in their child’s treatment, while also deepening their caregiving abilities and addressing their own attachment histories.
Edward Z. Tronick is a world class researcher and teacher recognized internationally for his work on the neurobehavioral and social emotional development of infants and young children, parenting in the U.S. and other cultures, and infant-parent mental health. Over the course of his career, Dr. Tronick has co-authored and authored more than 150 scientific papers and chapters.
Professor of Physiology at the University of Parma, Italy. Cognitive neuroscientist. One of the discoverers of mirror neurons. He received the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology in 2007, the Doctor Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Leuven in 2010, and the Arnold Pfeffer Prize for Neuropsychoanalysis in 2010.
MAURIZIO ANDOLFI, born in 1942, is a Family Therapist, who initially trained as a Child Psychiatrist. He lived in New York City in the early 70’s where he worked extensively in the South Bronx, and later in South Philadelphia with disadvantaged families of different ethnic groups. During his time in the USA, Andolfi studied in a number of prestigious Family Therapy Institutes, including the Family Studies Section of Bronx State Hospital, the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic with Salvador Minuchin and Jay Haley, as well as studying with Carl Whitaker in the following years.
Leonardo Fogassi is Professor of Human Physiology at the Università degli Studi di Parma in Parma, Italy. His research focuses on the sensori-motor transformations operated by the cerebral cortex and the role of motor cortex in action perception.
Dr. Scott R. Woolley is a Distinguished Professor and the Systemwide Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Masters and Doctoral Programs in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Dr. James Furrow is the Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy and Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California
Partner & Family programme
Photo's Creating Connections 2013
Photo's taken by Anke Gielen during the first 2 days of the Conference.
Kyriaki Polychroni interviews Maurizio Andolfi
Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation & Training Conversations with Inspiring Voices: An Interview with Maurizio Andolfi Kyriaki Polychroni
Duopresentation of Sue Johnson & Jim Coan