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August 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
August – Marilyn Murray, “Ukraine and Russia – a Family at War updates”
Marilyn (Reh) Murray will share updates regarding the Ukraine/Russian war. She has a Murray Method International Center in Ukraine and also one in Russia so is in constant contact with her colleagues/friends in both countries. She will share their personal responses regarding the current war crisis.
Photos and videos from her colleagues in Ukraine will be shown.
She also worked with a group of Ukrainian war refugees in Chicago recently and will share regarding that experience.
Recognized internationally as an educator, theorist, author, and psychotherapist, Marilyn was a pioneer in the treatment of trauma, abuse and deprivation, and their correlation with addictions. She began creating and teaching her Murray Method theory and treatment modalities starting in 1983. She has taught her method for universities in the US and internationally with students from 40 countries.
From 2002 to 2018, she lived and worked nearly half-time in Russia where she presented her method to over 4,000 health professionals and clergy in the former USSR. She also has been a guest professor at major Russian universities including Moscow State University. There are Murray Method International Centers in Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Her paternal grandparents were born in small villages near Saratov and immigrated to America. Unfortunately, their families who remained in Russia suffered greatly under the Stalinist terror and repression. Marilyn has visited her family villages numerous times and has a special love for this country. She also has cousins in Siberia and other parts of Russia.
She has been a life member of AHSGR since 1998 and has shared her knowledge of Russia at several AHSGR conventions.