Coherence Therapy


The art & science of lasting change




COHERENCE PSYCHOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC
 
Our mission is to advance and apply knowledge of transformational change
that decisively ends psychological symptoms and sufferings,
through research, education and training.
 
 
 
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Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, is co-originator of Coherence Therapy and coauthor
of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation; the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual & Training Guide; and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy: How To Be Brief When You Were Trained To Be Deep and Vice Versa.  Clarifying how transformational change takes place is the central theme of Bruce Ecker's clinical career, and he has contributed many innovations in concepts and methods of experiential psychotherapy.  Since 2006 he has driven the clinical field's recognition of memory reconsolidation as the core process of transformational change and has developed the application of this brain research breakthrough to advancements in therapeutic effectiveness and psychotherapy unification.  Based now in New York City, Bruce has taught in clinical graduate programs and is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops internationally.

Sara K. Bridges, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, former president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the American Psychological Association), coeditor of the five-volume series Studies in Meaning, and author of the Coherence Therapy chapter in the 2016 graduate text, Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, published by Sage.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, presents at conferences and workshops internationally, and has an extensive list of publications in constructivist psychology, sex and marital therapy, couple therapy, multicultural psychology and childhood education.  She also has a distinguished record of awards for academic and community service, including the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award of the University of Memphis.

Ecker and Bridges conduct clinical trainings internationally and are frequent presenters at major psychotherapy conferences.

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   Clinical training staff         Sara K. Bridges, PhD
        Bruce Ecker, LMFT
        Elise Kushner, HPP (Germany)         Paul Sibson, UKCP Registered
        Robin Ticic, HPP (Germany)

 

   Research Associates         Laura Bastianelli, Dr of Psych
        Elizabeth Crunk, PhD
        Pablo Herrera, PhD
        Michał Jasiński, MA, PhD cand         Alexandre Vaz, MA, PhD cand

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DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING and CERTIFIED TRAINER

Robin Ticic, BA, HP Psychotherapy (Germany) is in private practice near Cologne, Germany, specializing in trauma therapy and for many years served as a psychologist for the Psychotraumatology Institute of the University of Cologne. She is a certified trainer of Coherence Therapy and conducts clinical workshops internationally. She is coauthor of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation and author of the parenting guide How to Connect with Your Child, with extensive experience in parent counseling, courses and presentations, and has been honored for community service. More information about Robin is available here.

 

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND PARADIGM DEVELOPMENT

Laurel Hulley, MA, is a co-originator of Coherence Therapy, co-founder of the Julia Morgan Middle School for Girls in Oakland, California, and co-author of the volumes Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation; the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual & Training Guide; Depth Oriented Brief Therapy: How To Be Brief When You Were Trained To Be Deep and Vice Versa; and the training manual that accompanies each session video in the Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation Video Demonstration and Training Series on this website.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT and CERTIFIED TRAINER

Elise Kushner, HP Psychotherapy (Germany) lives and works in Cologne, Germany, as practitioner of Coherence Therapy, certified trainer of Coherence Coaching, systemic coach, and trainer in the areas of interpersonal communication, coaching competencies for leaders, and gender awareness. She has been a guest lecturer at the Furtwangen University. Elise has served as consultant for multiple authors in her areas of expertise. She is also a composer and choral director, with an academic degree in music.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Faith Curtin, MA, MA, LPCC is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Denver area of Colorado.  She is a certified practitioner of Coherence Therapy and develops tools for therapists training in Coherence Therapy, such as her guide to use of the overt statement.  How we learn, how we structure knowledge, and therefore how we can best teach are among her areas of expertise.  Faith's particular therapeutic interests include the impacts of trauma across the life span, the interplay of emotional, physical and spiritual well-being, and the myriad roles of memory reconsolidation neuroscience in psychotherapy.

 

CERTIFIED TRAINERS

Paul Sibson, BA, UKCP Registered, is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Lake District, England.  He is the founder of EmbodiMind, a contributing author to the 2012 volume Unlocking the Emotional Brain, and lead author of "Remembering in Order to Forget" published in Therapy Today (2014).  His special interests include: how unresolved trauma limits our capacity for embodiment, and the potential of memory reconsolidation research findings to integrate the field of psychotherapy.  He lectures and presents professional workshops on a range of clinical topics, with particular emphasis on psychotherapy integration.  More information about Paul is available here.

 

Michał Jasiński, MA, PhD candidate, is a licensed psychotherapist in Barcelona, Spain, working with individuals, couples and families in the multilingual Hestía International Centre of Psychotherapy and in private practice.  He presents and teaches Coherence Therapy and memory reconsolidation in Spain and Poland.  He is an associate lecturer at SWPS University in Sopot, Poland, and his 2014 paper in the scientific journal Psychoterapia was the first published account of Coherence Therapy in Polish.  His special interests include constructivism, Personal Construct Psychology, and research and therapy addressing procrastination.  More about Michał is available here.

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Laura Bastianelli, Doctor of Psychology (Italy) is a Teaching and Supervising Transaction-
al Analyst.  She is a clinical trainer at Salesian University in Rome, Italy, and at Istituto di Formazione e Ricerca per Educatori e Psicoterapeuti (IFREP, the Institute of Training and Research for Educators and Psychotherapists).  She is a a clinical researcher with the Salesian University and the Intrapsychic and Relational Processes Research Institute (IRPIR).  She initiated the creation of the Italian edition of Unlocking the Emotional Brain, and her research includes psychotherapy effectiveness and the delivery of health practices to areas of extreme poverty.  She is a founding member of the Institute for the Prevention of Minors Distress and has been the chair and is now a co-opted member of the theory development and research committee of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).

 

Elizabeth Crunk, PhD is an instructor of Counselor Education and a researcher at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she maintains an active psychotherapy practice.  Her research focuses on complicated grief, grief coping, and psychometrics and scale development.  Elizabeth has published journal articles and novel assessment tools, and has presented nearly 70 presentations and workshops on grief and international counseling issues at national and international conferences.  She is the Immediate Past President of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association.

 

Pablo Herrera, PhD (Heidelberg University), is a clinical psychologist, teacher and psychotherapy researcher at Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile.  He is the research director of the Gestalt Institute of Santiago.  His main research topics are self-sabotage, change mechanisms in humanistic-experiential therapy, and resistance to change.  He leads an international project to study efficacy and change mechanisms in Gestalt Therapy and has published articles and book chapters on Gestalt Therapy, patients' non-adherence to treatment, and polarities and difficulties in the therapeutic process.

 

Michał Jasiński, MA, PhD candidate, is a licensed psychotherapist in Barcelona, Spain, working with individuals, couples and families in the multilingual Hestía International Centre of Psychotherapy and in private practice.  He presents and teaches Coherence Therapy and memory reconsolidation in Spain and Poland.  He is an associate lecturer at SWPS University in Sopot, Poland, and his 2014 paper in the scientific journal Psychoterapia was the first published account of Coherence Therapy in Polish.  His special interests include constructivism, Personal Construct Psychology, and research and therapy addressing procrastination.  More about Michał is available here.

 

Alexandre Vaz, MA, PhD candidate, is a clinical psychologist, teacher and psychotherapy researcher at ISPA-University Institute in Lisbon, Portugal.  He is director of the webinar series of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) and a member of SPR's Communications Committee; a member of the Research and Membership Committees for the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI); editor of SEPI's The Integrative Therapist newsletter; and program assistant for SEPI's International Conferences.  He is founder and host of Psychotherapy Expert Talks, a series of in-depth interviews with distinguished clinicians and researchers, sponsored by SEPI and SPR, and is co-author of a chapter in the Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration (Oxford Press, 3rd edition), edited by John C. Norcross and Marvin Goldfried.

 

ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTORS

Associate Instructors are independent regional proponents of Coherence Therapy
and/or memory reconsolidation who maintain a collaborative partnership
with the Coherence Psychology Institute.

 

Simon d'Orsogna, Clinical MA Systemic Family Therapy, is a facilitator and therapist in Melbourne, with individual and organizational clients across Australia and Asia and services that include process consultancy and executive coaching. He facilitates Coherence Therapy peer-learning workshops in Australia and co-developed the four-part online training, "Theory and Practice of Coherence Therapy." Simon is a member of the original teaching staff for the Immunity to Change model in the HarvardX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and a member of the development team for the web-based Self-Therapy Journey, providing Internal Family Systems-based self help. More information about Simon is available here.

 

Sophie Côté, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Quebec City, Canada.  She is the president and co-founder of Momentum Psychology Inc., a clinic that teaches and provides neuroscience-oriented services (neurofeedback and Coherence Therapy).  She defended the first doctoral thesis in Canada on cybertherapy (cognitive mechanisms in the efficacy of in vivo and in virtuo exposure).  She is also the first francophone to be a certified advanced practitioner of Coherence Therapy, and is the translator of the French edition of the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual.  Her special interests include: anxiety conditions, self-worth issues, adaptation to medical conditions, and fertility issues.  Sophie presents workshops on the therapeutic reconsolidation process and conducts Coherence Therapy clinical activities in French and in English.

 

Pierre Cousineau, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Montreal, Canada, and has been practicing psychotherapy for over 40 years.  An advanced practitioner of schema therapy, he conducts workshops and supervises in Canada, France, Norway and Morocco, and he has integrated mindfulness and ACT as a means of regulating schemas.  He views the Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process as a major breakthrough in defining a core process for significantly modifying schemas and in his long quest for understanding how deep change of emotional memory takes place.

 

Gail Noppe-Brandon, LCSW, MPA, MA, is a clinician in New York City who also works inter-
nationally via Skype as a Narrative Coach.  She practices Coherent Narrative Therapy, which marries a narratological approach to a coherence-based one and utilizes her skills as a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Coherence Therapy and her training in writing, Focusing and mindfulness.  Gail also teaches Coherent Narrative Therapy to clinicians as a certified CEU provider in New York State.  Formerly an NYU dean and professor of writing, Gail is a three-time Carnegie Foundation award winner for excellence in teaching, has assisted Bruce Ecker in training psychotherapists in NYC, and regularly gives talks on Creating Coherent Narratives at institutes, conferences, and in her courses for the National Association of Social Workers. Her publications include several books; articles in The Neuropsychotherapist that show Coherence Therapy as a core of her Coherent Narrative work; a book chapter co-authored with Robin Ticic that introduced Coherence Therapy to German-speaking clinicians using one of Gail's cases; and Coherent Parenting contributions to this website.  Gail is deeply committed to bringing writing easily into regular use in talk therapy, for its effectiveness with memory retrieval and trauma reduction.  More: www.gailnoppebrandon.com

 

Gregory D. Carson, LCSW, serves on the Executive Committee of The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), is a co-founder of NIP's Trauma Group Therapy component, and is Chair of the Clinical Affiliate Program of NIP's Integrative Trauma Program.  He is an EMDRIA Certified Consultant in EMDR, and is trained in Coherence Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Group Psychotherapy, and IFS for couples (IFIO, Toni Herbine-Blank).  He has served as faculty at The Training Institute for Mental Health, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and NIP, and has contributed a chapter to Healing Trauma in Group Settings: The Art of Co-Leader Attunement (Routledge, Dec 2019).  He maintains private practices in Manhattan's Flatiron district and in Montclair, NJ, offering individual, couples, and group treatment as well as clinical consultation.  His primary clinical interest is in promoting psychotherapeutic effectiveness through implementing the Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process across various therapeutic modalities.

 

Roger Marcaurelle, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a certified practitioner of Coherence Therapy in private practice in Montréal, Canada, and Adjunct Professor of psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal.  He offers workshops on Coherence Therapy and memory reconsolidation in French for mental health professionals and workshops for the professional teaching of mindfulness meditation, the latter grounded in his Ph.D. in Indology.  His synthetic model of self-schemas and his formulation of multimodal couple therapy are other workshop training topics, guided as well by the principles of memory reconsolidation.  Roger also offers supervision in these areas and is preparing a book of therapeutic tools for each of them.  He has published many scientific papers and five books, including a collection of original psycho-educative thoughts entitled 365 Pensées du jour. For more about Roger:  www.rogermarcaurelle.com and www.plenisources.com