Lois Braverman has been a critical voice in the development of feminist family therapy, and in developing the field of family therapy through her superb organizational/leadership skills at the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and leading the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Lois Braverman received her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa in 1976. In 1983 she became the Director of the Des Moines Education Center at the University of Iowa School of Social Work, where she was responsible for the masters of social work program for 124 graduate students and reshaped the clinical curriculum to reflect systemically oriented practice. Along with three colleagues, she founded and became Director of the Des Moines Family Therapy Institute in 1984, a family therapy training institute for post-masters practitioners which brought family therapy training throughout the state of Iowa. After practicing in Iowa for 30 years, she moved to New York City...
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