Wendel Ray

Wendel A. Ray, Ph.D., is a System Theorist and Marriage and Family Therapist. Professor of Family System Theory in the Marriage and Therapy Program, at The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), Dr Ray is a Senior Research Fellow and former Director of the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, California, and founding director of the Don D. Jackson Archive of Systemic Literature. An expert in Cybernetics and System Theory applied in understanding human behavior, and in Interaction Focused/Systemic Therapy, he conducts training across North and Central America, Europe, Africa, and the Far East on systemic theory and brief therapy, as well on the contributions to communication theory and therapy of Don Jackson, Gregory Bateson, and the MRI Brief Therapy team – John Weakland, Paul Watzlawick & Richard Fisch. He is author/editor of numerous articles and ten books available in multiple languages, including Paul Watzlawick – Insight may cause Blindness & other Essays, (with Giorgio Nardone); Focused Problem Resolution – Selected Paperrs of the MRI Brief Therapy Center (with Richard Fisch & Karin Schlanger); Don D. Jackson: Selected Essays at the Dawn of an Era; Don D. Jackson – Interactional Theory in the practice of Therapy, Selected papers Vol. II; Propagations: 30 Years of influence from Mental Research Institute (with John Weakland); Resource Focused Therapy (with Bradford Keeney); Evolving Brief Therapies (with Steve de Shazer); Irreverence, and The Cybernetics of Prejudices (with Gianfranco Cecchin & Gerry Lane).