Maureen O'Hara, Ph.D.


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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 served 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..

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Great news from International Futures Forum-US !

International Futures Forum is pleased to announce the publication of a new, revised Second Edition of Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture and Organization in the 21st Century by Maureen O’Hara & Graham Leicester.

As a member of our ever-widening community of people taking transformative action in VUCA times (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - just for starters) you are invited to help Maureen and Graham celebrate the US launch of their new edition. This edition contains an all newprovocative Foreword by Edgar H. Schein, tighter theoretical framing for key ideas, updated cases and analysis, and a whole new chapter – ‘Practical Hope’ – on how to put our 21st century competencies to work in the world.

What: Launch reception. Maureen and Graham will be on hand to share their recent work building the conceptual and practical infrastructure to nurture the persons of tomorrow among us today and to encourage those who are ready to dance at the edge.
When: Wednesday October 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: The SF MOMA Gallery Space at Fort Mason, San Francisco
Bldg. A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
Who: All with an interest in how to create the conditions to sustain hope and humanity in powerful times. (Please spread the word!)

So we can estimate numbers for seating and refreshments please RSVP to Bob Lucas at