Episode 15 :: Dr. Walter Bera :: Narrative Therapy

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dr. Walter Bera

Today we will be speaking with Walter H. Bera, PhD, LP, LMFT, LADC. Walter is Center Director and Founder with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He holds Minnesota Licensure as a Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Walter has authored articles, books, videos and curricula and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor as well as an adjunct faculty member at a number of area universities. He is a Karate Sensei, Kali/JKD and Mindfulness Meditation practitioner.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy is a growing set of ethically based and innovative therapy practices which recognize that people use narrative (or story) to make meaning of their lives and to construct their identities. Accordingly, people can change their lives and identities.

People are the experts in their own lives and problems are separate from people. Narrative therapy assumes that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.

Since its inception, the mission of Kenwood Therapy Center has been to provide individual, couple, family, and consultation for children, adolescents and adults on a broad range of issues. The Center’s goal is to help clients re-author life’s narratives through an array of services that address specific needs. The center is dedicated to offering help and hope, through a variety of methodology, for the difficult periods and myriad of transitions we all experience.

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Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society.

Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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