Growing into Emerging Tomorrows Workshop with Dr. Maureen O’Hara

We are pleased to host the annual Melissa Harte Memorial Lecture.

Last updated 3 May 2024

We are pleased to host the annual Melissa Harte Memorial Lecture.

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Growing into Emerging Tomorrows Workshop with Dr. Maureen O'Hara


Dr. Melissa Harte

(1959 – 2021)

Counselling and Clinical Psychologist, trainer, supervisor and therapist, Melissa’s vibrancy and commitment made her a treasured and esteemed member of the Person-Centred Experiential and Emotion Focused Therapeutic international community. Melissa developed the Expanded Focusing model for working with traumatic pain, outlined in her book Processing Emotional Pain Using Emotion Focused Therapy (2019). She founded the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy in Melbourne where her influence lives on. We honour Melissa as a much loved colleague, mentor and friend.

Maureen O'Hara

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..