Our Faculty


Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP

Janis Abrahams Spring is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her first book, After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, has sold more than a half million copies…

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Ellyn Bader, PhD

Dr. Ellyn Bader is a founder and director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. As a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, she is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships.

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William Doherty, PhD

William J. Doherty is an educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer. He is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science…

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Steve Frankel, PhD, JD

Steve Frankel, PhD, JD is an ABPP Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, as well as an attorney at law. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and completed an Internship at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute.

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Shawn Giammattei, PhD

Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California and the founder of the newly developed Gender Health Training Institute. He has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology…

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Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. They co-created Imago Relationship Therapy, co-authored 10 books on intimate partnerships including three NY Times best sellers…

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Martha Kauppi LMFT, ACST

Martha Kauppi LMFT, ACST is a marriage and family therapist, educator, AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor, and AAMFT-approved supervisor. She has a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin…

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Harriet Lerner, PhD

Harriet Lerner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and one of our nation’s most respected voices on the psychology of women and family relationships. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and 12 books…

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Peter Pearson, PhD

Peter Pearson, PhD, has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. He and his wife, Dr. Ellyn Bader are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, creating The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy…

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Terry Real, LICSW

Terry Real, LICSW is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work on men and male psychology as well as his work on gender and couples…

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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, holds a degree in clinical psychology. He is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach To Couples Therapy® (PACT) which has training programs both nationally and internationally.

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Caroline S. Welch

Caroline is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is admitted to the State Bars of California, Texas and Wisconsin. She also holds a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern California.

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Joseph Winn, MSW, LICSW, CST-S

Joseph Winn graduated from Boston University in 1995 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and a specialization in group psychotherapy. While studying at Boston University, their field placements focused on family therapy, adult mental health, substance abuse and dependency, community mental health and people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

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Jeffrey Zeig, PhD

Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in fourteen foreign languages.

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