Meet Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC

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Meet Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC

Hi my name is Michael Gurian. I'm a mental health counselor. I live in Spokane, Washington. I have two daughters, Gabrielle and Davita who are grown. And my wife is Gail, she's a family therapist. We've been married about 25 years. I have special interest in gender psychology, and that's the study of how males and females are different and similar and different. I've written a number of books in that area. Some books are: The Minds of Boys; The Wonder of Boys; The Wonder of Girls; Boys and Girls Learn Differently and that's the area that I focus on the most. I'm the co-founder of the Gurian Institute and we train teachers and parents on how boys and girls learn and grow. And I also keep a small therapy practice. My hobbies are nature. I love being outdoors and I spend as much time outdoors as I can. I also love to write poetry actually. So I don't just like to do science, I really like to do poetry. And I like to sit by creeks and write poetry.
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Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC

Family Counselor & Author

Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books published in 21 languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.

 He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including The Wonder of Girls, The Wonder of Boys, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, and The Minds of Boys.

Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

 As an educator, Michael previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University.  His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.

Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.

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