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Karin Schlanger

Karin Schlanger

MFT
Karin Schlanger was the Director of the Brief Therapy Center in MRI since 2008 until the sale of the building in 2019. She continues to be the director of the BTC currently. She has worked as a psychologist, supervisor in the Brief Therapy Model and professor at several universities internationally.She studied Psychology in the Universidad of Buenos Aires - Argentina and graduated in 1982. She arrived at the MRI in 1983 having head of the work of John Weakland, Dick Fisch and Paul Wazlawick and worked with them until the end of their days...
Palo Alto, California, United States
Ignacia Pérez Botto

Ignacia Pérez Botto

MFT
Since I began my studies in Psychology in Chile, the systemic current is what made me the most sense and where I wanted to direct my work. I have always felt that more traditional therapies tend to isolate people and problems, treating them separately from their context. On the other hand, the more traditional family therapy, although it included the family as part of the context to be visualized, did not allow work if it was not present...
Palo Alto, California, United States
Gloria Díaz

Gloria Díaz

Gloria Díaz is a Psychologist and has a Master’s from the Universidad de Barcelona, 2005. Intermediate piano degree from the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo. Worked as a therapist with children, teenagers and families, helping schools of Barcelona for more than 7 years. Looking for efficiency in her profession she got to know the Brief Therapy and completed graduate studies...
Palo Alto, California, United States
Esther Krohner

Esther Krohner

LMFT, RYT
I have 14 years of experience working in mental health settings. I am and LMFT and RYT. I have been training and practicing family therapy with Karin Schlanger for 5 years at the Mental Research Institute. I help couples, families, kids and teens to make the changes they want to.When faced with challenges we sometimes get stuck in patterns that don’t support us or our relationships...
Palo Alto, California, United States
Margarita Irazusta

Margarita Irazusta

LIC
Clinical Psychologist, doing Brief Therapy – Problem Solving for more than 7 years. She works with teenagers, adults, couples, children, parents, and families. She has been working under the supervision of Karin Schlanger, Director of the Brief Therapy Center in the MRI, Palo Alto – California. She visited the MRI (Mental Research Institute), in 2009, getting to know more about the model of Problem Solving...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Pedro Vargas Ávalos

Pedro Vargas Ávalos

Maestría en Filosofía de la Ciencia
My first contact with the Palo Alto Brief Therapy model was through the reading of Gregory Bateson and his Double Link hypothesis during the third year of the race. My interest was to understand especially the nature of human behavior, in fact then I did not even think about practicing psychotherapy. Then came the reading of Human Communication Theory and it was already inevitable to look with that lens at all human interaction....
Mexico City, Mexico
María Ixshell Estevez Encarnación

María Ixshell Estevez Encarnación

LMHC
I attended the Bachelor of Psychology at the Faculty of Higher Studies Zaragoza, UNAM, inspired to learn about the study of human behavior and the mental processes that are involved in it. From my university and professional training I have specialized in the practice of Clinical Psychology, specifically in the learning, use and application of the Brief Problem Resolution Therapy Model, under the teaching...
Mexico City, Mexico
Luis Gutiérrez Dina

Luis Gutiérrez Dina

LIC.
My path in psychology started from high school, I have to confess that my goal was to study graphic design and for this the school system suggested among others, to take the subject of psychology, and that was how without looking I found something that I was passionate about: idea of ​​knowing and influencing people's behavior to help them live better.‍During college I always knew that I wanted to dedicate myself to the clinical area...
Mexico City, Mexico
Luis Angel Díaz Martínez

Luis Angel Díaz Martínez

CNP
My approach to Brief Therapy was at the UNAM Community Clinic, attending different problems under the supervision of Clara Haydee Solís Ponce. Seeing the results of the application of the Brief Therapy Model, I decided to specialize in achieving more effective and ecological interventions. At first I went into the care of parenting problems and family conflicts, later in emotional problems. Currently...
Mexico City, Mexico
Eduardo Cardona

Eduardo Cardona

Licenciado
I studied the Bachelor of Psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico campus Zaragoza, with the purpose of helping people. I had my first approach to the Brief Therapy Model as a disciple of Clara Solís and Pedro Vargas, with whom he has worked since 2011 to date.‍In 2016 I took the Advanced Training in the Brief Therapy Model for Problem Solving of the Brief Therapy Center of the Mental Research Institute to...
Mexico City, Mexico
Clara Solís

Clara Solís

PSYCH
I liked psychology since middle school. Upon arriving at the university I confirmed that I made the right choice. In the sixth semester I studied the clinical area and met the family therapy and the brief therapy model. From that moment I knew that that was what I wanted to do when I left university. Although the profession first led me on the educational course I never forgot the therapy, in fact, it was always my support lever...
Mexico City, Mexico