Joan E. Winter, Ed. D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine

Contact Information

 

Professional Office: 

The Family Institute of Virginia

2910 Monument Ave.

Richmond, Virginia 23221

804-355-6876

 HYPERLINK "mailto:FIV1@verizon.net" FIV1@verizon.net

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Science, June 1970

Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Major: Sociology

 

Masters of Social Work, May 1977

Highest Honors

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

Graduate School of Social Work

Thesis: “The Phenomena of Incest”

 

Education Specialist, December 1989

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 

Counseling Department

 

Doctor of Education, December 1993

College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, Virginia

Specialization: Counseling

Counseling Department

Dissertation: “Selected Family Therapy Outcomes with Bowen, Haley, and Satir”

 

Selected Postdoctoral Education and Training 

 

1970-1988 Virginia Satir, D.S.W.  Ongoing therapy training and supervision. Includes five family therapy residential month-long seminars and other shorter workshops (15). Also, one month-long seminar devoted to family reconstruction, 1976.

 

1972-1990 Murray Bowen, M.D., Director of Georgetown University Family Psychiatry Center.  Consisted of ongoing monthly family psychotherapy seminars at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Included: presentation of my own family of origin research to Bowen and seminar participants (1972-1980) and continued consultation upon request (1981-1990).

 

1974-1979 Vincent Sweeny, M.D., Co-Director of the Center for Study of Human Systems, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Organizational development, therapeutic consultation and family therapy supervision.

 

1976-Present Harry Aponte, M.S.W., private practice, former Director of Philadelphia child Guidance Clinic.  Ongoing family therapy training and individual supervision.

 

1976-1979 Milton Erickson, M.D., 7715 North 12th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Training and supervision in clinical hypnosis and therapy. (At least six weeks of direct training with Dr. Erickson before his death.)

 

1977 Hank Giaretto, M.A. Director of Sexual Child Abuse Treatment Program of Santa Clara County Court, San Jose, California. One month (March) training and research at this incest treatment and training facility, which has treated over 800 sexually abusing families.

 

1977-Present The Virginia Satir Global Network (formerly Avanta Network) – A Family Therapy Faculty Network. Training includes: intensive organization and family systems training, initially under the invitation and leadership of Virginia Satir; direct supervision of training methods and skills; and “International Human Learning Resource Network” conferences, coordinated and by invitation of Virginia Satir, 1972, 1985.

 

1978 Jay Haley, M.A., Director of Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C. “Problem solving family therapy,” weekly seminar, January-May, 1978.

 

1990-1991 Lori Gordon, M.S.W. PAIRS Professional Leadership Training”, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A 100-hour course for providing psycho-educational intervention for couples.

 

Certifications and Licensure

 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Virginia License # 0717000888

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Virginia License # 00904000350

 

Approved Supervisor, Board of Behavioral Sciences

Virginia License # 2511004

 

Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

 

Diplomate, Clinical Social Workers 

National Register of Clinical Social Workers

Virginia Registrant # 015272

 

Current Professional Experience

 

1983-Present Executive Director, The Family Institute of Virginia, Inc. 2910 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia  23221

 

Responsibilities include: administration, supervision and training for a multi-disciplinary team of six therapists; supervision of clinical research, training, and educational services; providing direct counseling, and clinical consultations and supervision; acting as a consultant to attorneys and judges; and providing expert testimony for legal proceedings. The Family Institute of Virginia additionally has an on-going training program for therapists and includes 28 trainees per year. 

 

1981-Present Co-Trainer with Harry Aponte.  Responsibilities for the two Clinical Training Programs include: four days per month on “The Person and Practice of the Therapist”; training 30 students under the auspices of The Family Institute of Virginia and licensure supervision through the Virginia Board of Behavioral Sciences.

 

1978-Present Executive Director, Family Therapy Research Project, under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Corrections, 4615 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

 

Duties include: administration and coordination a 4-year family therapy treatment and training research grant for the Department of Corrections – established to determine what models of family therapy are effective with juvenile delinquents and their families – and included 188 families in the study sample. The project also evaluates what methods of staff training and development are necessary to create an effective therapist. Jay Haley, M.A., Murray Bowen, M.D., and Virginia Satir, D.S.W., each coordinated a treatment and training module which was evaluated.

 

Professional Society Memberships 

 

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

 

National Association of Social Workers

 

Academy of Certified Social Workers

 

Avanta Network, International Family Therapy Faculty

Executive Board

 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy: 

  Member, Approved Supervisor

 

Mental Health Association

 

PAIRS 

Professional Leader

 

The Virginia Satir Global Network

 

Areas of Special Interest

 

Marital and Family Therapy

 

Incest and Child Abuse

 

Hypnosis

 

PAIRS Professional Leadership Training for Couples

 

Residential Treatment Programs

 

Juvenile Delinquency and Family Systems

 

Organizational Development

 

Therapist Education, Training and Supervision

- Under the auspices of state and national licensing boards and organizations, for maintaining licensure and rehabilitation

 

Treatment Outcome and Process Research

 

Legal Consultation and Expert Testimony for Legal Proceedings

- Divorce, Child Custody, Child Abuse, Sexual Offenders, and Criminal Cases

 

Honors and Awards

 

1976 Outstanding Young American Woman

 

1977 Virginia Commonwealth University Scholarship Award

National Advisory Committee on Family Therapy Research, National

Institute of Drug Abuse

 

1981 “Distinguished Contributor” Virginia Department of Corrections

 

1986 Who’s Who in the South and Southwest

World’s Who’s Who of Women, Ninth Edition

 

Selected Research and Publications

 

Books, Journal Articles and Newsletters

 

Aponte, H. J. & Winter, J.E. (1987) “The Person and Practice of the

Therapist: Treatment and Training.” Journal of Psychothrapy and the Family. 3 (Spring). Reprinted in M. Baldwin and V. Satir (Eds.) The Use of Self in Therapy. (1987) New York: Hayworth Press, Inc.

 

Aponte, H. J. & Winter, J.E. (2000) “The Person and Practice of the

Therapist: Treatment and Training.” In M. Baldwin (Ed.) 

The Use of Self in Therapy (2nd ed.) (pp. 127-165). 

Binghamton, NY: The Hayworth Press, Inc. 

 

Gomori, M. and Winter, J.E. (1995) The Evolution of the Satir Model. Le modele evolutif de Virginia Satir. Les Implications Pratiques. (pp. 417–429) M. Elkaim (Ed). Editions de Seuil. Paris, France. In French.

 

Winter, J.E., and Aponte, H.J. (1987) “The Family Life of Psychotherapists: Treatment and Training Implications.” Journal of Psychotherapy and the Family, 3, Fall, 1978. Reprinted in F. Kaslow (Ed). (1987) The Family Life of Therapists. New York: Hayworth Press

 

Winter, J.E. and Bjornsen, C. (1991) Selected Outcomes of Bowen Therapy with families of juvenile offenders. American Family Therapy Association Newsletter. pp. 44, 33-34.

 

Winter, J. E., & Duke, J. (1973) Family Counseling Staff Development. Richmond, VA: Division of Justice and Crime Prevention.

 

Winter, J.E., and Parker, L.R.E. (1991) Enhancing the marital relationship: Virginia Satir’s parts party. Journal of Couples Therapy, 2, pp. 59-82. Reprinted in B.J. Brothers (Ed.) (1991) Virginia Satir: Foundational Ideas, pp. 59-82. New York: Hayworth

 

Winter, J.E. and Parker, L.R.E. (1992) “Enhancing the Marital Relationship.” In G. F. Muller (Ed.) Virginia Satir’s Wagezum Wachstrum. Munich, Germany: Junfermann. In German.

 

Winter, J.E., (1995) Satir Process Model: Overview of Theory. Le modele evolutif de Virginia Satir. Les fondements theoriques. (pp. 387-416). In M. Elkaim (Ed.) Editions de Seuil. Paris, France. In French

 

Winter, J.E. (2009) In Press. Satir Process Model: Overview of Theory.

 

Research, Symposia and Other Proceedings

 

Kiesler, D.J., Sheridan, M.J., Winter, J.E., and Kolevzon, M.S. (1981a)

Family Therapy Intervention Coding System (FTICS). (research report). Family Institute of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Corrections, Grant # 78-A4496J.

 

Kiesler, D.J., Sheridan, M.J., Winter, J.E., and Kolevzon, M.S. (1981b) 

Family Therapist Intervention Coding System (FTICS), Utilizing Manual:Identification of thought units. (research report). Family Institute of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Corrections, Grant # 78-A4496J.

 

Kiesler, D.J., Sheridan, M.J., Winter, J.E., and Kilevzon, M.S. (1981c) 

Family Therapy Intervention Coding System (FTICS), nonverbal coding system. (research report). Family Institute of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Corrections, Grant # 78-A4496J.

 

Winter, J. E. (1975) Artificial Insemination and the Law. (research report).

Richmond, VA: Family Institute of Virginia

 

Winter, J. E. (1977) The Phenomena of Incest. (Master’s thesis).  Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Winter, J. E. (1979a) Interview with Murray Bowen and Bowen Theory Therapists., Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D.C. 

 

Winter, J. E. (1979b) Interview with Jay Haley and Strategic Family Therapy Therapists., Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C.: Washington, D.C.

 

Winter, J.E. (1979) A Conceptual Framework for Family Therapy, Treatment and Training Research: Systems, Strategic Communications. Family Therapy Practice Network, Washington, D.C. and The Synopsis of Family Therapy Practice M.S. Kolevzon (Ed.)

 

Winter, J.E. (1980) Interview with Virginia Satir and Process Model Therapists. (research report). Richmond, Virginia.

 

Winter, J. E. (1987) Meeting with Bowen Theory Therapists. (research report). Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D.C.

 

Winter, J.E. (1988) Family Therapy outcomes with Bowen, Haley, and Satir: Engagement, Dropout, Completion, and Recidivism.  Unpublished manuscript, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

Winter, J.E. (1989) Meeting with Murray Bowen: Professional and Family Life Interview. (research report). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown Family Center

 

Winter, J.E. (1992) Family Research Project: Family Therapy Outcome Study of Bowen, Haley, and Satir. (research report). Richmond, Virginia

 

Published Multimedia

 

Winter, J.E. (1990) Milton Erickson in Action. (video and report). Richmond, Virginia: Family Institute of Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia: College of William and Mary

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