Dr. Maureen O'Hara is Professor in the Psychology Department at National University, La Jolla, CA and President Emerita of Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco. Working with American psychologist Dr. Carl R. Rogers, she helped develop the Person-Centered Approach to psychotherapy and large group process. More recently her writings have examined the relationship between the "big picture" changes underway and internal psychological adaptation. Combining her background as psychotherapist, organizational consultant and futurist, she is a frequent keynote speaker nationally and internationally on the evolution of new ways of being in a changing world. As a specialist in higher education assessment and governance she has served on evaluation teams for the accreditation agencies WASC and DETC.
Maureen serves as Board Memeber of APA Division 32, the Society for Humanistic Psychology. She is a Distinguished Clinical Member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, President of the Meridian Institute on Governance, Leadership Learning and the Future, member of the International Futures Forum in St. Andrews, Scotland and President of IFF - U.S..
The recent kerfuffle over Rupert Sheldrake’s TED talk in London which was unceremoniously removed from You Tube by TED organizers after complaints about it veracity, highlights the perennial appeal of pseudoscience in a bewildered world and the mostly inept response from people who are not used to having to deal with pseudoscience and don't understand its appeal to the lay public. Here’s what I wrote about Sheldrake's work thirty years ago in response to a positive review of Sheldrake' book by Ken Wilber. I still stand by it. Also. just in case the story about the Hundredth Monkey comes around again, see, Of Myths and Monkeys: which deconstructs another story that did the rounds at about the same time.
Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture and Organisation in the 21st Century. Maureen's book co-authored with Graham Leicester is now avaialable at Amazon. com. and at the International Futures Forum Shop for UK readers.
"Are you a “person of tomorrow”? Such people thrive in the contemporary world, and inhabit “the complex and messy problems of the 21st century in a more expansive way than their colleagues. . . . These are innate human capacities that we all possess. But some manage to develop and express them better than others.
Read Maichael Marien's review of DATE at Erudito, the e-Journal of the World Academy of Arts & Science.
Ten Things to Do in a Conceptual Emergency
The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling
Carl Rogers Award Presentation Podcast
News about Carl Rogers