An Encounter Between Two Old Friends:
Salvador Minuchin and Celia Falicov

Come witness a live in-person interview of Salvador Minuchin by Celia Falicov at the World Congress Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Salvador MinuchinSalvador Minuchin was born in Argentina in 1921. He received his medical training in that country, then moved to the U.S., where he began his career in the 1950s as a family therapist. Dr. Minuchin, who is currently retired, was the Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Pennsylvania University, as well as the Director of Family Studies, Inc., a center for training. He is known for developing Structural Family Therapy (SFT) methods for addressing problems of family functioning. He has published 11 books on families and family therapy, and for more than 40 years has traveled widely in the United States and abroad, presenting workshops and teaching in Europe, Asia,


Celia FalicovCelia Jaes Falicov, Ph.D. is an internationally known family therapy author, teacher and clinician. Dr. Falicov pioneered writings on topics of family transitions, migration, and cultural perspectives in family therapy practice and training, and has received many professional awards for this work. She has developed numerous culturally-attuned interventions for immigrant families. Her MECA (Multisystemic Ecological Comparative Approach) model is used widely in training and research settings. Her most recent book is titled Latino Families in Therapy: A Guide to Multicultural Practice.