Sponsors & Board
The ICCP program is sponsored by Houston Galveston Institute and Taos Institute.
The Houston Galveston Institute is a recognized leader in the dynamic evolution of innovative, effective & accessible psychotherapy approaches. Its mission is to transform lives & communities with innovative & collaborative therapy, training & research. The Houston Galveston Institute (formerly the Galveston Family Institute) was founded in 1978 by Harlene Anderson, Ph.D., Paul Dell, Ph.D., Harold Goolishian, Ph.D. & George Pulliam, M.S.W. to meet the demands of mental health professionals seeking to increase their understanding of families & further develop their skills in systems-oriented therapy with individuals, couples, families & groups. Its collaborative approach to therapy and collaborative language systems approaches were developed by Dr. Anderson & Dr. Goolishian in the mid 1980’s. Collaborative therapy is now recognized as one of the current schools of family therapy and is included in graduate school textbooks.
The Taos Institute, designed to advance social constructionist ideas and practices, is a virtual organization operating around the globe and founded in Taos, New Mexico in 1993.The Taos Institute's mission is to bring together scholars, practitioners and students concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value. We are committed to exploring, developing and disseminating ideas and practices that promote relational, creative, appreciative and collaborative processes in families, communities and organizations around the world through a social constructionist lens. Our work is in creating promising futures through social construction, and positive change one conversation at a time. We look forward to your participation in the dialogues.
The ICCP Board