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  Family Therapy Teaching  



Amy Begel has extensive experience in teaching family systems to a variety of organizations and medical centers. As Senior Faculty at the Minuchin Center for over fifteen years, she developed and conducted family therapy training for The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services, a non-profit organization serving marginalized families in New York. She has also conducted extensive training with various Child Guidance and mental health agencies nationally and internationally.


She was honored to be the all-day keynote presenter for the State of Kansas AAMFT conference in 2008. She also developed and conducted family therapy training for a diverse group of therapists in Singapore from 2008-2010. 


Amy's teaching has included presentations regarding her "Jazz Consultation" which she developed in 1997. She has given numerous presentations regarding this innovation, including being a keynote speaker at the First Annual Creativity Conference sponsored by the Dr. David Keith at the SUNY-Syracuse Department of Psychiatry. 


"Amy Begel is an artist of therapeutic language. She is clinically experienced in dealing with the unending ambiguities of body and mind, without giving into the language that always leads back to where doctors and their patients are stuck. Attention to the problems that perplex doctors and patients requires a combination of artful and graceful interaction. Amy Begel embodies that range of experience. With subtlety she helps patients and doctors discover possibility in relationships."


David V Keith, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

SUNY Upstate Medical University

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