Faculty & Staff
Co-Director, Narrative Therapy Program Director
Co-Director, Dispute Settlement Project Director
Co-Director, Dialogic Therapy Program Director, Research
Stephen is a family therapist who teaches and practices post-structural narrative therapies. His fifteen-year passion for narrative therapy has taken him around the world. Most recently, Stephen and his family spent a year in New Zealand where he taught in a master's level counseling program that is known internationally for its leadership in social construction theory and narrative therapy. He also spent a year completing a postgraduate training certificate in narrative therapy for international practitioners in Adelaide, Australia. Stephen earned his doctorate in family therapy from Syracuse University, which was grounded in feminist, social justice, and self-of-the-therapist traditions. He has taught at numerous universities and colleges throughout the northeast and led workshops on various issues related to family therapy around the world. Stephen has published papers in international journals. He loves practicing, teaching, and writing about therapy, but he particularly enjoys working closely with therapists to develop their skills and professional identities in ways they find deeply satisfying. He is currently focusing his attention on gender and its intersection with intimate relationships, parenting, and adolescence. Steve currently co-directs The Narrative Therapy Initiative at The Salem Center.
Stephen can be reached at 978-741-2699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evan Longin graduated from Boston University in 1974 with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He has grown through many iterations of theory on human development and counseling. While at BU he was an intern with the department of Psychiatry which as steeped in psychoanalytic practices. As a fellow at the Institute for Youth Development and Juvenile Justice it became clear to him that psychoanalytic theory and practice had little relevance to assisting change in the real world. He did a two year post doctoral externship at the Nathan Ackerman Family Institute. After years of work in systems theory and communications theory he ultimately found his way to post-modern practice. Currently Evan is primarily experimenting with dialogic practices. He believes that the human experience is one dominated by meaning making and language of course is the medium for this experience. Currently he is a Visiting Professor of Graduate Counseling and Psychology at Salem State College and is a Director of The Salem Center, an Institute dedicated to post-modern theory and practice. Among other endeavors he recently wrote a screen play based on the twenty year affair and relationship of H.A. Murray and Christiana Morgan. His doctoral dissertation was based on Murray's work. Evan believes that the experience that has informed him the most about the human experience is his being a father of three wonderful children and the grandfather of two beautiful grandsons.
Evan can be reached at 978-744-5006 or email@example.com.
Approved Supervisor in The American Association of Marriage
and Family Therapy
Together with Evan Longin and Stephen Gaddis, we co-founded and co-direct The Salem Center for Therapy, Training, and Research. For me, The Salem Center brings together the important aspects of my professional life as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist. In the context of The Salem Center, I work as a therapist with individuals, couples, and families. In addition, I provide collaborative supervision to our interns and other therapists. Our internship program and training program allows me to both teach and explore ideas and theoretical understanding that are relevant to my work. Best of all, the presence of a number of professionals and students working together, allows The Salem Center clinicians to offer a team approach to treatment.
When I worked on my doctorate at Boston University, I became interested in the unique dynamics and wisdom of individual families in having a sense about what works for them. I continue to approach my clinical work, supervision, training, and research on the process of therapy from the stance of curiosity. My work has been greatly influenced by the ideas and work of Dr. Tom Andersen of Tromso, Norway, who generously provided supervision for me to become an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor.
Currently, I have a special interest in the use of letter-writing as part of the process of therapy which I believe allows new meanings, language, and dialogue to emerge. I have been delighted to present and publish my work at national and international conferences and in publications. More locally, I am always interested in bringing people together to share and discuss their work and ideas. I host a monthly gathering at our center called "Mondays with Marty." It is an opportunity for therapists and students to present their evolving ideas, passions, and interests, and is open to the community.
Marjorie can be reached at 978-745-6656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debbie provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families, as well as leading expressive therapy groups for children and adolescents.
Before graduating with a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy, Debbie spent many years developing a wide range of skills through rich and varied life experiences. She has been a professional artist for over 25 years, teaching art to children and adults, running a retreat center and directing various art programs throughout her career. Debbie is also the mother of three children, who are a great source of joy and wonder as they grow and develop their own life stories.
Being at The Salem Center enables Debbie to bring her skills as an artist and expressive therapist together with post-modern practice in psychotherapy in a collaborative environment.
Debbie can be reached at 978-744-5006 or email@example.com.
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