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Selekman, Matthew D. 1957-

Selekman, Matthew D. 1957-

PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1957, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of Samuel T. (a social worker) and Carolyn S. (a teacher) Selekman; married Åsa K. Gezelius (a social worker), August 24, 1985; children: Hanna. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Cleveland State University, B.A. (social services), 1980; University of Chicago, M.A. (clinical social work), 1982. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—1819 Crain St., Evanston, IL 60202. Office—Partners for Collaborative Solutions, 708 Church St., Suite 225, Evanston, IL 60201. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Partners for Collaborative Solutions, Evanston, IL, founder and principal. Family therapy consultant to Dallas County Juvenile Probation Department, Dallas, TX, and Beechgrove Children's Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

MEMBER: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Association of Social Workers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Walter S. Rosenberry Award, Denver Children's Hospital, 1999, 2000.

WRITINGS:

(Editor, with Thomas C. Todd) Family Therapy Approaches with Adolescent Substance Abusers, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 1991.

Pathways to Change: Brief Therapy Solutions with Difficult Adolescents, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1993.

Solution-focused Therapy with Children: Harnessing Family Strengths for Systemic Change, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1997.

Living on the Razor's Edge: Solution-oriented Brief Family Therapy with Self-harming Adolescents, W. W. Norton and Co. (New York, NY), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Revising Pathways to Change: Brief Therapy Solutions with Difficult Adolescents; research on the therapeutic relationship and use of imagination and inventiveness in family therapy.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Adolescence, spring, 2001, review of Solution-focused Therapy with Children: Harnessing Family Strengths for Systemic Change, p. 177.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, June, 1998, Ed Levy, review of Solution-focused Therapy with Children, p. 676.

ONLINE

Partners for Collaborative Solutions Web site, http://www.partners4change.net/ (August 31, 2004).

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