Augustus Napier was a respected pioneer in the field of family therapy and one of Carl Whitaker’s best-known associates. His wife Margaret was also a therapist, and they founded a practice together where they did co-therapy.
Napier received his doctor of philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then studied with Carl Whitaker in the department of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. He served as part of the faculty at the university for almost 10 years after which he moved to Atlanta. Along with his wife, Margaret, he founded a treatment and training center called The Family Workshop in Atlanta where he served as the director. After his retirement Napier rediscovered his early interest in photography and poetry and even published a book titled Convergence: Photographs and Poems.
Contributions to Profession
Augustus Napier was an experiential family therapist. He studied under...