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This website was created by Diane Gehart as part of a research project funded by California State University, Northridge (CSUN; www.csun.edu).

Diane Gehart, Ph.D. is a professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at California State University, Northridge. She has authored numerous books, including Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy, Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and she co-edited Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference. Her areas of research and specialty include postmodern therapies, mindfulness, Buddhist psychology, sexual abuse, gender, children, relationships, client advocacy, mental health recovery, qualitative research, and education in family therapy and counseling. She speaks internationally, having given workshops to professional and general audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Her research has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide. She is an associate faculty member at the Taos Institute, Houston Galveston Institute, and the Marburg Institute for Collaborative Studies in Germany. She maintains a private practice in Agoura Hills, California, specializing in couples, families, trauma, life transitions, and difficult to treat cases. You can learn more about her at www.dianegehart.com and her professional book series at www.masteringcompetencies.com.
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