Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Anderson, Harlene

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_830-1


Harlene Anderson is recognized internationally as a leader in the development of a postmodern collaborative-dialogic approach to psychotherapy, which she has applied to work in organizations, communities, education, research, and consultation. Her books, translated into several languages, include Conversations, Language and Possibilities: A Postmodern approach to Therapy; she coedited Appreciative Organizations, Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference and Innovations in the Reflecting Process.


Harlene Anderson holds a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed professional counselor and family therapist. She is an advisor for the Taos Institute Doctoral Programs and a member of Silver Fox Advisors. She received the 2008 American Academy of Family Therapy Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice, the 2000 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy award for Outstanding Contributions to...

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Key Citations

  1. Anderson, H. (1997). Conversation, language and possibilities: A postmodern approach to therapy. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  2. Anderson, H. (2007). The heart and spirit of collaborative therapy: A way of being. In H. Anderson & D. Gehart (Eds.), Collaborative therapy: Relationships and conversations that make a difference. New York: Taylor & Francis Group 4.Google Scholar
  3. Anderson, H. (2009). Collaborative practice: Relationships and conversations that make a difference. In J. Bray & M. Stanton (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of family psychology (pp. 300–313). Malden: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Anderson, H., & Gehart, D. (2007). Collaborative therapy: Relationships and conversations that make a difference. New York: Taylor & Francis Group.Google Scholar
  5. Anderson, H., & Goolishian, H. (1988). Human systems as linguistic systems: Preliminary and evolving ideas about the implications for clinical theory. Family Process, 27(4), 371–393.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Anderson, H., Goolishian, H., Pulliam, G., & Winderman, L. (1986). The Galveston Family Institute: A personal and historical perspective. In D. Efron (Ed.), Journeys: Expansions of the strategic-systemic therapies (pp. 97–124). New York: Brunner/Mazel.Google Scholar
  7. Anderson, H., Goolishian, H., & Winderman, L. (1986). Problem determined systems: Towards transformation in family therapy. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 5, 1–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grupo Campos ElíseosMexico CityMexico