Born in South Korea in 1925, Insoo Kim Berg studied at the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, majoring in Pharmacy studies.
In 1957, she emigrated to the United States where she studied her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Science at the University of Wisconsin. Following graduation, Insoo shifted her focus to psychotherapy and social work and studied at the Family Institute of Chicago, the Menninger Foundation and the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto under supervision by John Weakland. At the MRI, in 1977, she began her association with Steve de Shazer whom she later married.
On completion of training in brief, systemic psychotherapy Insoo Kim Berg worked for the Milwaukee Family Services where she focused on substance abuse and dependency, homeless shelters, foster homes, coaching organizations, shelters for victims of domestic violence, and in family services programs.
In 1978, Insoo Kim Berg cofounded with Steve de Shazer the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee...
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