Presentation Title: " The Heart and Spirit of Collaborative Therapy: The Philosophical Stance ."
Recognized internationally as a leader in the development of a postmodern collaborative approach to psychotherapy, Dr. Anderson has applied her collaborative approach to organizations, education, research and consultation. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and trainer, she uses her tools—her insights, her keen interest, her engaging conversational style, her leadership skills--to help and inspire individuals and organizations to achieve clarity, focus, renewed energy, and often surprising results.
Professor Astrid Berg is a Psychiatrist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist as well as an Analyst. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and a senior consultant in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town where she heads the UCT Parent-Infant Mental Health Service.
Astrid has been involved in working in a community in Cape Town since 1995 where she is in charge of a weekly mother-baby mental health clinic. She has written about this work and presented it extensively internationally. Her particular interest is in inter-cultural communication
Sir Mason Durie is from New Zealand and is a member of the Rangitane and Ngati Kauwhata (Maori) tribes. He graduated in medicine in 1963 and completed a psychiatric residency at McGill University in 1970. He was subsequently appointed Director of Psychiatry at the Palmerston North Hospital and was made a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry in 1979.
He was an inaugural member of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation and pioneered community mental health programmes in New Zealand, with a particular focus on indigenous communities. From 1986-1988 he was Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Social Policy and was appointed Professor of Maori Studies at Massey University in 1988. Professor Durie has served on a number of health committees and has been Chair of the National Health Committee as well as a Commissioner for the New Zealand Families Commission. In 2009-10 he headed a Parliamentary taskforce, ‘Whanau Ora,’ that investigated options for an integrated approach to family-based health and social services.
He has published many articles on indigenous health, the relevance of culture to counseling and psychotherapy, and the links between good health and wider societal attitudes. He has played a significant national role in Maori health workforce development and the recognition of cultural competence and cultural safety.
Professor Durie is currently Professor of Maori Research and Development, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Maori & Pasifika) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Massey University. In 2010 he was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and to Maori health.
Russell Meares is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Sydney University and Director of Mental Health Sciences at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.
His most recent books are: “Intimacy and Alienation”, 2000; “Metaphor of Play”, revised and enlarged edition, 2005. Awarded Distinguished Psychiatrist of the Year, at UCLA, 2007 and the RANZCP NSW Branch, Meritorious Service Award, 2009.
Warwick Middleton MB BS, FRANZCP, MD., holds appointments as Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, and, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, University of Queensland. He has made substantial and ongoing contributions to the bereavement and trauma literatures and was with Dr Jeremy Butler author of the first published series in the Australian scientific literature detailing the abuse histories and clinical phenomenology of patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder. He chairs The Cannan Institute as well as its research and conference organizing committees. In 1996 he was a principal architect in establishing Australia’s first dedicated unit treating dissociative disorders (the Trauma and Dissociation Unit, Belmont Hospital – Healthe Care). He has been in full time private practice since 1995. He has had substantive ongoing involvement with research, writing, reviewing, teaching (including workshops and seminar presentations), conference convening and supervision of health and research professionals. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). Dr Middleton recently served on the ISSTD committee revising the treatment guidelines for dissociative identity disorder and he is a member of the ISSTD Internationalization Taskforce.
Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia but was born and educated in Perth. She studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia, worked as a General Practitioner and Consultant in Childhood Sexual Abuse at Princess Margaret Hospital for children for several years before completing specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. At present Helen works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Bentley Family Clinic and Families At Work residential program, and as a Professor and Director for the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia.
Born 1952 in Austria, Ph.D in Psychopathology and Pedagogics in Salzburg.
Trained in several psychotherapeutic methods (client-centered psychotherapy, gestalt, psychoanalysis and grouptherapy).
Rector of the Sigmund Freud University Vienna.
Colin Ross, MD is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, writer and lecturer on psychological trauma. He is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation and the author of over 150 books, papers and book chapters and has reviewed for numerous professional journals. His awards include the Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement (1989) and the President’s Award (1990) from the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.
He is the founder and President of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma which provides treatment for trauma related disorders and symptoms including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder, Addictive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Dr. Ross is the Executive Medical Director of three programs located at Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas, Texas, Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California.
Mary Target PhD first trained as a clinical psychologist, then as a psychoanalyst and is currently Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London, and Professional Director of the Anna Freud Centre which is a psychoanalytically-orientated centre for the study and treatment of children and young poeple.