IC07 Dialogue 09 - Personality Disorders - John Beahrs, M.D., W. Michael Munion, M.A.
John Beahrs, MD, is a psychiatrist retired from the Portland Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and Professor Emeritus, Oregon Health and Science University. A three-time recipient of a Milton H. Erickson Award, Dr. Beahrs developed strategic self-therapy for treating personality disorders and a "shared self-deception hypothesis" of how human minds evolved. He is the author of three books, with two books in progress: Psychotherapy and The Reality Question.
Michael Munion, MA, LPC, a psychotherapist in Arizona since 1979 and activist in integrated primary & behavioral health care, has been affiliated with the Milton Erickson Foundation since 1980. He has provided extensive workshops on Ericksonian & Brief Therapy in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. He is co-author of Sage's book on Milton H. Erickson, and co-editor of What is Psychotherapy?: Contemporary Perspectives.