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Cloe Madanes

Cloe Madanes is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and brief therapy.

She was a direct student of intervention master Milton Erickson and was one of the originators of the strategic approach.
She has authored seven books that are classics in the field and are taught in virtually every graduate school in family therapy: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love, and Violence; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Violence of Men; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist, and Systemic Thinker; and Relationship Breakthrough.

Cloe has presented her work at professional conferences all over the world, and has given keynote addresses for the most prestigious conferences in her field. She has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has been featured in Newsweek, Vogue Magazine,The Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. Her books have been translated to more than twenty languages.

Cloe’s strategic methods have created remarkably swift, effective, and lasting solutions to the whole range of human challenges, from the problems of the very poor, to so-called “chronic” problems such as eating disorders and sexual abuse, to the challenges faced by Senators, Fortune 500 CEOs, bestselling authors, and billionaires.

Since 2002, Cloe has worked side by side with Anthony Robbins developing the new field of Strategic Intervention. This cross-disciplinary project combines their two legacies, distilling the most swift, effective, and practical Strategic Intervention methods from a variety of fields.

With Anthony Robbins, Cloe co-founded the Council for the Human Rights of Children, co-sponsored by the University of San Francisco, which applies the insights of Strategic Intervention for the protection and healthy upbringing of at-risk children.

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