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04 February 2023

The Annual Melissa Harte Lecture - Dr Maureen O'Hara.

Saturday 4 Feb 2023 @ 8.00am ASDT (Friday 3 Feb @ 9.00pm GMT)

Growing into Emerging Tomorrows: What Person-Centred and Experiential Approaches Offer a World in Transition - Dr Maureen O'Hara.

The Annual Memorial Melissa Harte Lecture was established to honour the work of Dr Melissa Harte (1959 - 2021 and pay tribute to her contribution to the world of Person Centred Experiential and Emotion Focused Therapy.  Melissa founded the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused therapy in Melbourne and was a vibrant force in the EFT and PCE local and international communities.

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.