IC04 Topical Panel 02 - Brief Therapy - George Burns, B A . (Hons.), Steve de Shazer, M.S.S.W., Richard Fisch, M.D., Wendel Ray, Ph.D.
STEVE DE SHAZER, MSSW, is co-founder and Senior Research Associate at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is co-developer of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. He is the author of five books and various professional articles. Mr. de Shazer is on the editorial boards of various journals and has presented, trained and consulted widely in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
RICHARD FISCH, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice; consultant to the San Mateo County Juvenile Probation Department and Director of the Brief Therapy Center at the Mental Research Institute. Dr. Fisch has co-authored Change - Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution and The Tactics of Change - Doing Therapy Briefly. He is recipient of awards for family therapy from AFTA and AAMFT.
Wendel A. Ray, Ph.D, is Hammond Endowed Professor of Education and Professor of Family System Theory in the Marriage & Therapy Program, at The University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM). The former Director of the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, California, as well as a former member of the MRI Brief Therapy Center, and the MRI Strategic Family Therapy Project, Dr. Ray continues to serve as an MRI Senior Research Fellow.
George Burns, MA, PsS, is internationally recognized for his seven books, including the best-selling 101 Healing Stories and his recent, much acclaimed Happiness, Healing, Enhancement. An Australian clinical psychologist, therapist trainer, George is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western Australia.