Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

President, Madanes Institute, www.getrmt.com

Director, the Robbins-Madanes Center of Strategic Intervention.

Honors

In 2013 the Office of the President of the Republic of Uruguay announced the opening of the Cloe Madanes Center Against Child Abuse in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by the Trustees of the University of San Francisco on the nomination of the faculty and by virtue of the authority vested in them by the Sovereign State of California, May 18, 2001.

Recognized as a Master Therapist by the American Psychotherapy Association, January, 2005.

Presented with a Certificate of Honor by Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, on behalf of the City and County, for her advocacy in international children’s concerns and as one of the foremost pioneers of strategic family therapy, May 5, 2005.

Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology, California Psychological Association, 2000.

1996 Egner Foundation Award for Distinguished Contribution in the fields of Psychology, Anthropology and Philosophy, University of Zurich ,Switzerland.

Publications

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People, Madanes, C. PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER. Washington D.C.: November/December 2013. Also published in AlterNet.org, November 18, 2013.

“RELATIONSHIP BREAKTHROUGH”, Madanes, Rodale, 2009.

“THE THERAPIST AS HUMANIST, SOCIAL ACTIVIST, AND SYSTEMIC THINKER – THE SELECTED PAPERS OF CLOÉ MADANES”, Madanes, C., Zeig and Tucker, New York, 2006.

“Remembering Our Heritage,” Madanes, C., PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER, November-December, 2004.

“Leadership in Times of Crisis at Addiction Treatment Centers,” Madanes, C., COUNSELOR, June 2004, Vol. 5.

“The Godfather Strategy: Finding the Offer a Client Can’t Refuse,” Madanes, C., THE FAMILY NETWORKER, Nov.-Dec., 2000.

“Rebels With a Cause,” Madanes, C., THE FAMILY NETWORKER, July-August, 2000.

“Shame: How To Bring a Sense of Right and Wrong into the Family,” Madanes, C., in Zeig,J.K. (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE THIRD CONFERENCE (pp. 257-267 & 269). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1997.

Discussion (of “The Disorders of the Self and Intimacy: A Developmental Self and Object Relations Approach,” by J.F. Masterson) by C. Madanes. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.), THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE THIRD CONFERENCE (pp. 50-51). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1997.

THE VIOLENCE OF MEN, Madanes, C., with Keim, J. and Smelser, D., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco , 1995.

THE SECRET MEANING OF MONEY, Madanes, C. and Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco , 1994.

“Money and the Family,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) ERICKSONIAN METHODS: THE ESSENCE OF THE STORY (pp. 25-45). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1994.

“Stories of Psychotherapy,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE SECOND CONFERENCE (pp.39-50). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1992.

Discussion (of “The Construction of Clinical ‘Realities’,” by P. Watzlawick), by C. Madanes. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.), THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE SECOND CONFERENCE (pp. 62-63). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1992.

METAPHORS AND PARADOXES, Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass Audio Programs, San Francisco, 1991.

SEX, LOVE AND VIOLENCE, STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMATION, Madanes, C., W.W. Norton ,New York , 1990.

“Strategies and Metaphors of Brief Therapy,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig & S.G. Gilligan (Eds.), BRIEF THERAPY: MYTHS, METHODS, AND METAPHORS (pp. 18-35). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1990.

“The Goals of Therapy,” Madanes, C., BRITISH JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY (1989), 11: 35 -45.

“Advances in Strategic Family Therapy,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (pp. 47-55). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1987.

Discussion (of “The Need for Technical Eclecticism: Science, Breadth, Depth, and Specificity,” by A. Lazarus) by C. Madanes. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (pp. 173-175). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1987.

“Finding a Humorous Alternative,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) ERICKSONIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY, VOL. II; CLINICAL APPLICATIONS (pp. 24-43). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1985.

BEHIND THE ONE-WAY MIRROR, ADVANCES IN THE PRACTICE OF STRATEGIC THERAPY, Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco , 1984.

“Family Therapy Training, It’s Entertainment,” Madanes, C. In HANDBOOK OF FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING AND SUPERVISION, H.A. Liddle, J.C. Breunlin and R.C. Schwartz (Eds.) New York :Guilford Press, 1984.

“Strategic Therapy of Schizophrenia,” Madanes, C. In FAMILY THERAPY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA, W. McFarlane (Ed.), New York :Guilford Press, 1983.

“Strategic Family Therapy in the Prevention of Rehospitalization,” Madanes, C. In H. Harbin (Ed.) THE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AND THE FAMILY. New York : Spectrum Publications, 1982.

STRATEGIC FAMILY THERAPY, Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco , 1981.

“Family Therapy in the Treatment of Psychosomatic Illness in Childhood and Adolescence,” Madanes, C. In L. Wolberg and M. Aronson (Eds.) GROUP AND FAMILY THERAPY. New York : Brunner/Mazel, 1981

“Marital Therapy when a Symptom is Presented by a Spouse,” Madanes, C. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, 1980: 2:2: 120-136.

“Protection, Paradox and Pretending,” Madanes, C., FAMILY PROCESS, 1980, 19:73-85.

“The Prevention of Rehospitalization of Adolescents and young Adults,” Madanes, C. FAMILY PROCESS, 1980, 19: 179-191.

“Family Ties of Heroin Addicts,” Madanes, C.; Dukes, J.; and Harbin , H., ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY, 1980, 37: 889-894.

“Dimensions of Family Therapy,” Madanes, C., and Haley, J., JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE, Vol. 165, No. 2, August, 1977. Also published in PSYCHIATRIC FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE, Editor-in-chief: George U. Balis, M.D., Butterworth Company, 1979.

“Predicting Behavior in an Addict’s Family: A Communicational Approach,” Madanes, C., in DRUG ABUSE, THE HIDDEN DIMENSION, by L. Wurmser, Jason Aronson Press, 1977.

“The Double Bind Hypothesis and the Parents of Schizophrenics,” Sojit, C. Madanes, FAMILY PROCESS, March, 1971.

“Dyadic Interaction in a Double Bind Situation,” Sojit, C. Madanes, FAMILY PROCESS, Vol. 8, No. 2, September, 1961

Associations

Clinical Member, Supervisor and Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Education

Licenciada in Psychology, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1965.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1980 to 1984.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1974 to 1980.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1975 to 1979.

Director, Family Therapy Institute of Washington D.C. ,Rockville ,Maryland , 1975 to 2001.

Director, Family Therapy Center of Maryland ,Rockville ,Maryland , 1975 to 2001.

Speaker, Global Issues and Communications, International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Director, Program for the Prevention of School and Family Violence, University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development.

Director, Council for Human Rights of Children, University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development.

Working with the Organization of American States, the Carter Center, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Madanes participated as one of the members of the team that helped negotiate an electoral solution for peace to the strife and conflict that have devastated the Venezuelan people and their economy.

Numerous professional conferences all over the United States ,Europe and South America. Keynote addresses for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers, the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, The Erickson Foundation, and many other national and international organizations.

Media

Cloé Madanes has been featured in Newsweek, Vogue magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Jewish Weekly. Her books have been translated to more than ten languages.