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Amy Banks, MD, Medria Connolly, PhD, Louis Cozolino, PhD, Vittorio Gallese, MD,
Paul R. Gilbert, PhD, Shelly Harrell, PhD, 
Lawrence E. Hedges, PsyD, Melvin Konner, MD,
Robert Lemelson, PhD, Steven R. Lopez, PhD, Darcia Narvaez, PhD, Pat Ogden, PhD, 
Allan Schore, PhD, Daniel J Siegel, MD, Marion Solomon, PhD,
David Spiegel, MD, Stephen J. Suomi, PhD

Culture is a potential source of both stress and well-being, informing behavior often without conscious awareness. Internalized in our identity, it can influence how the therapeutic relationship develops. It also impacts the effectiveness of interventions.

As clinicians are called upon to understand the influence of diverse historical, social, and economic backgrounds of clients, they need specific tools to help integrate culture and context throughout the process of treatment.

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Our Coordinators

Solomon MarionMarion Solomon, PhD
Dr. Solomon is our Clinical Program Director and Author. She has a private practice in West Los Angeles specializing in Psychodynamic therapy for Individuals and Couples.
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bonnieGoldstein WEBBonnie Goldstein, PhD
is our Associate Program Director, an Author and Teacher and has a private practice serving Children, Adolescents and their Families.
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