Marion N. Hendricks-Gendlin
November 5, 1944 – March 28, 2015
Mary was the Director of The Focusing Institute for many years, conducting workshops and lectures on Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy worldwide. She received her client-centered training at the University of Chicago and was in private practice for thirty years. She was one of the founders of CHANGES, a community therapy network where she trained clients, students, and therapists in listening and Focusing, and participated in developing training materials. She interned at the Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health in New York City, and then worked as a psychologist-trainer in the New York State Hospital system. She was a core faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago for ten years, where she established and taught the Experiential/Client-Centered specialization. Mary was in many ways the heart and soul of the Institute alongside her husband Gene.