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Phil Boissier, MFT 
Association of Family Therapists of Northern California 
(415) 295-1071 


Friday August 5, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM PDT

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Mental Research Institute 
555 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Driving Directions 

(a multidisciplinary group including MFTs, LCSWs, PhDs,  PsyDs, & MDs who work with families)


40 years of Couple Therapy:
A Personal Overview and Integration  


Marianne Ault-Riche, LCSW

During the 20 years, I practiced Family Therapy at the Menninger Clinic, I taught an Integrated Model based on 7 schools: Structural, Strategic, Systemic, Interactional, Behavioral, Multigenerational and Object Relations. My practice of Couple Therapy was also influenced by the work of Cliff Sager and Sue Johnson as well as the feminist/multicultural critique.  More recently I have been studying EMDR,and Bill Bowen’s Psychophysical Therapy. I will discuss my journey through these schools of thought, highlighting what I find valuable and what I leave behind as well as things I wish I had understood better earlier in my career.  
Marianne Ault-Riche, LCSW, has a private practice of family, couple, and individual therapy in Menlo Park.  She has taught at UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and at the Psychiatry Residency of San Mateo County General Hospital.  Prior to moving to California in 1993, she was the Curriculum Director of the Marriage and Family therapy Program at the Menninger Clinic in Kansas, where she is licensed as both a clinical specialist social worker and a marriage and family therapist.  She has produced two educational videotapes—“Love and Work: One Woman’s Study of Her Family of Origin” and “Integrating the Personal and the Professional: A Sequel to Love and Work.”  Her 1985 book, Women and Family Therapy, was the first family therapy text on the subject of women.  In California, she has conducted workshops with Lynn Loar, LCSW, PhD and Steve Eckert, LCSW on “Humane and Strategic Interventions: Working with High Stress/ Low Resource Families.”  Marianne is the co-founder with Harriet Lerner, PhD of “Talking Straight and Fighting Fair” workshops, upon which The Dance of Anger was based.

Friday, August 5th, 2011  

6:30-7pm Snacks and Socializing

7-9pm Presentation 


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2 CEs available for $15 

CEs are provided by  The Spiritual Competency Resource Center who is co-sponsoring this  program and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor  continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the  program and content. SCRC is a California Board of Registered Nursing Provider (BRN) and  a Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider (BBS). For questions about ce contact  David Lukoff, PhD at (707) 763-3576.



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Upcoming AFTNC Events

Jul 15  Family Therapy Past, Present, Future Part 2 with Panel of Long-Time AFTNC Members (San Francisco)

Jul 17 - AFTNC Family BBQ at Lake Temescal in Oakland  (East Bay)

Jul 23 - GRAND ROUNDS: High Conflict Divorce and Child Refusal of Visitation with Marjorie Gans Walters, PhD and Steven Friedlander, Ph.D.(Marin)

Aug 5 -  40 Years of Couples Therapy: A Personal Overview and Integration with Marianne Ault-Riche, Ed. (Palo Alto)

Aug 11  Understanding Why Kids Are So Provocative with Steve Forman, MD (San Francisco) 

Aug 19 Working with Latino Couples in the United States using Gottman Couples Therapy with Marcia Gomez, LCSW (Marin)

Aug 28 AFNTC Annual Teaching Event  (East Bay)

Sept 2 Psychoanalytic Couples with Linda Bartlett, Ph.D. (San Francisco)               

Sept 8 Aspergers/Autism & Family Therapy with Holly Seerley, MFT  (Marin)

Sept 17  Development of a Peer Family Therapy Consultation Group for Therapists in Private Practice with Ellen Pulleyblank Coffey PhD (East Bay)

Sept 24 Grand Rounds: Strategic Family Therapy with Adolescents with Eileen Bobrow, MFT  (Palo Alto)

Oct 13 Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children with Jennifer Freeman, MFT  (East Bay)

October 21st-23rd Annual Conference with William Madsen, PhD (Sonoma)