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Biographies of Eugene Gendlin and Mary Hendricks

Eugene T. Gendlin

Eugene T. GendlinEugene T. Gendlin is internationally recognized as one of the greatest America philosophers and psychologists. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and taught there from 1963 to 1995.

He was founder and editor, for many years, of the Clinical Division Journal, Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. His book, Focusing, has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 17 languages.

His other books include, A Process Model, Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning (paperback), and Language Beyond Post-Modernism: Saying and Thinking In Gendlin's Philosophy (edited by David Levin).

 Gendlin has been honored four times by the American Psychological Association for his development of Experiential Psychotherapy:

The first "Distinguished Professional Psychologist of the Year" award from the Clinical Division, and another award from the Philosophical Psychology Division
He and The Focusing Institute received an award from the Humanistic Division in August of 2000
Division 24 has given him (2010) their highest award for Distinguished Theoretical and Philosophical Contributions to Psychology
In addition, in 2008 he was awarded the Viktor Frankl prize by the city of Vienna and the Viktor Frankl Family Foundation.

Eugene Gendlin supports the Literacy of the Pause


Marion N. Hendricks
Marion N. HendricksMarion N. Hendricks-Gendlin is the Director of The Focusing Institute, an international not-for-profit organization. She conducts workshops and lectures on Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy worldwide.

Marion graduated from and received her client-centered training at the University of Chicago. She interned at the Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health in New York City, and then worked as a psychologist-trainer in the New York State Hospital system.

She was a core faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago for ten years, where she established and taught the Experiential/Client-Centered specialization. She has been in private practice for thirty years.

 She was one of the founders of CHANGES, a community therapy network where she trained clients, students, and therapists in listening and Focusing, and participated in developing training materials.

Mary Hendricks supports the Literacy of the Pause