Dr. Marion Solomon is senior faculty at UCLA, Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, Extension Division, and Professor at the American Behavioral Studies Institute in Beverly Hills. She is Co-Founder of the Lifespan Learning Institute (www.lifespanlearn.org), dedicated to advanced training and application of research in individual, group and family therapy. Dr. Solomon is an associate. American Psychoanalytic Association, a Research analyst, American Academy of Psychoanalysis, a fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a member of the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association.
Her books include, “Narcissism and Intimacy: Love and Marriage in an Age of Confusion,” (WW Norton), “Lean on Me: The Power of Positive Dependency in Intimate Relationships,” (Simon and Schuster), Co-Author of “Short Term Therapy For Long Term Change,” (WW Norton), Co-Editor with James Grotstein of “The Borderline Patient,” (The Analytic Press); “Countertransference in Couples Therapy,” (WW Norton) and. Co-editor with Daniel Siegel of “Healing Trauma,” (WW Norton).
The books “Narcissism and Intimacy” and “Lean On Me” predated her immersion into short term dynamic psychotherapy. They were very focused on attachment, attunement, and the trauma of failed relationships. “Narcissism and Intimacy” focuses on connection to emotions, and narcissistic defenses against closeness. “Lean On Me” was a challenge to the co-dependency movement, and focuses on the importance of interdependence in a culture that values independence.
“Short Term Therapy For Long Term Change,” was an outgrowth of several conferences with Rob Neborsky, David Malan, Leigh McCullough, etc. Her chapters in that book and the “Healing Trauma” book could be called “Emotionally Centered Couple’s Therapy,” but she has not formally named her therapeutic approach.
Marion has played a major role in organizing EDT conferences in southern California through her Lifespan Institute.
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