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• Maureen O’Hara Ph.D. Chair, Department of psychology, National
University President Emerita, Saybrook Graduate School and Research
• A native of England, and resident in the US for over 35 years and
several years in Brazil, she received an honors degree in Biological
Sciences from the University of London. She did post-graduate research
in bio-science at Leeds University and Michigan State University before
switching to psychology. She received the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
and Human Development under the supervision of Dr. Carl R.Rogers, where
her research focused on large group dialogical process and cross
cultural communication. Her recent concerns have focused on the
interplay between large scale cultural shifts and the impact this is
having on cognitive and emotional development. Most recently she has
been focusing her concerns and on the future of higher education in a
• Dr. O’Hara is Founding Fellow of the Meridian International
Institute on Governance, Leadership, Learning and the Future, a San
Francisco-based futures group that consults with leaders in business,
government, social service agencies and the media to help them frame the
issues that are expected to dominate the public agenda in the next ten
years. She is a member of the International Futures Forum, a Scottish
based group, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of
the American Psychological Association and former president of the
Association for Humanistic Psychology. She is a GBN network member of
the Global Business Network of the Monitor Group.
• Her published work appears in popular and academic books and
journals including Science, Op-Ed sections of the Los Angeles Times,
Whole Earth Review, Futures, Skeptical Inquirer, Education, and The
Humanistic Psychologist, Vital Speeches, Family Therapy Networker, as
well as several European academic publications . She was featured
futurist in Fast Company. She co-produced the award winning video Myths
that Maim which examines the social construction of gender violence. She
is co-editor of “Handbook of Person Centered Therapy
and Counseling” Palgrave, 2007.
• She consults to businesses and non-profits on organizational change, workplace behavioral issues and futures planning.
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