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IC07 Workshop 44 - The Practice of Interaction Focused Therapies: Bateson’s Research Team Legacy - Wendal Ray, PhD

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Workshops |  Communication |  Research |  Relationships
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2007
Wendel Ray, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2007
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Bateson's Research Team and the Palo Alto Group (Jackson, Haley, Weakland, Fry, and Watzlawick) developed Communication Theory. Grounded in 65 years of research, Interactional Focused Clinical Approaches, derived form Communication Theory offer a radically alternative paradigm for understanding human behavior and evoking change. These essential premises and practical interventions techniques will be described.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list three examples of communication/interactional theory.
  2. To describe the nature of relationship implications of how people interact.

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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.