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Wendel Ray
Professor
School of Allied Health
STRS 314
318-342-1329
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Wendel A Ray, PhD
Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholars Chair in Education

Education

Ph D

1989, Marriage & Family Therapy
Nova University

MSW

1983, social work
University of Southern Mississippi

BS

1981, Sociology; political science
University of Southern Mississippi

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Biographical Sketch

Wendel A. Ray, Ph.D., is a Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor in the state of Louisiana, and an AAMFT approved supervisor. A Senior Research Fellow and former Director of the Mental Research Institute (MRI) Dr. Ray’s expertise is the application of Communication Theory to understanding human behavior and interaction, and promoting constructive change. Director of the Don D. Jackson Archive and author of more than 100 juried journal articles/book chapters, and ten books translated in numerous languages, Dr. Ray is Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholar and Endowed Chair, and Professor of Family System Theory in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Systemic Studies program(s) at The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM).  He leads seminars on system theory and brief therapy across North and Central America, Europe, and Asia.  Founding Director of the Don D. Jackson Archive, his books include: Focused Problem Resolution – Selected Papers of the MRI Brief Therapy Center (Co-edited with Richard Fisch, MD and Karin Schlanger, MFCC); Paul Watzlawick – Insight may cause Blindness & other essays (Co-edited with Giorgio Nardone); Don Jackson – Essays from the Dawn of an Era, selected papers Vol. I; Don Jackson – Interactional Theory in the practice of Therapy, Selected papers Vol. II; Propagations – Thirty Years of Influence from the Mental Research Institute (Co-edited with John Weakland); Evolving Brief Therapies (Co-edited with Steve de Shazer); Irreverence – A Guide to Therapists’ Survival, and The Cybernetics of Prejudices (Co-authored with Gianfranco Cecchin, MD, & Gerry Lane, LCSW); and Resource Focused Therapy (with Bradford P. Keeney). Dr. Ray can be contacted at: ray@ulm.edu; ULM Office: (318) 342-1329; EMAIL: wendelray@gmail.com and by phone/text at 01 (318) 547-4539.

Licensure & Certification

Lic. Clinical Social Worker, Louisiana Board of Certified Social Workers. (February 12 1990 - August 16 2021)
Lic. Marriage & Family Therapist, Louisiana Board. (January 10 2005 - October 15 2020)
Lic. Professional Counselor, Louisiana State Board. (June 15 1990 - August 20 2020)
Approveed Supervisor, Marriage & Family Therapy Louisiana State Board. (June 10 2007 - August 15 2020)
Approveed Supervisor, Lic. Prof. Counselor, Louisiana State Board. (March 2008 - August 14 2020)
Approved Supervisor, AAMFT. (May 1985 - August 2020)

Research Interests

- Behavior as Communication;

- The nature of the relationship between people in the current moment of interaction

-Comprehending the multiplicity of messages exchanged as people in intimate groups interact in ways that define the nature of the relationship

- The emergence of co-constructed "reality"

- How to bring about constructive change

- The study, preservation and making accessible the research of founding researchers in Communication Theory and application housed in the Don D. Jackson Archive of Systemic Literature  

Recent Publications

Ray, W. A. (2018). The Palo Alto Group (pp. 6). New York: Springer.
Ray, W. A. (2017). Spanish Language edition, Don D. Jackson, MD, Essays at the Dawn of an Era, Sel. Papers Volume I. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, Theisen Ltd.
Ray, W. A. (2002). On the Shoulders of Giants. Palo Alto, CA: MRI Press.
Keeney, B., Ray, W. A. (2000). Hearing the music: A brief consideration of shifting from supervision to super-audition (pp. Chapter 2, p. 5). Washington DC - AAMFT Press: Readings in Family Therapy Supervision.
Ray, W. A., Lee, K. (1998). A conversation with Jay Haley about learning and teaching therapy (pp. 1, 22-23). Phoenix, AZ: Milton H. Erickson Foundation News Letter.
Ray, W. A. (1998). Don D. Jackson - Pioneer of family and brief therapy (pp. 17). Phoenix, AZ: Milton H. Erickson Newsletter.
Ray, W. A. (1998). Review of J. Haley, “Whither Family Therapy.” (pp. 9-11). International Connections.
Ray, W. A., Keeney, B., Stormberg, J. (1998). Resource focused therapy with a “poly-substance” abusing young adult. Geisat & Russell, Iowa City, IA: Evolving Brief Therapies.
Frusha, V., Ray, W. A., Hale, D. (1998). The intentional use of implication: An unexplored aspect of the MRI Brief Therapy Model. Geist & Russell, Iowa City, IA: Evolving Brief Therapies.
Ray, W. A., Schlanger, K. (1998). The writings of John H. Weakland. Geist & Russell Ltd., Iowa City, IA: Evolving Brief Therapies.
Ray, W. A., Keim, J. (1997). Tough Teens: Mental Research Institute & Washington Strategic School Approaches (pp. 18, 21). Washington DC: Family Therapy News.
Ray, W. A. (1997). Review of Teaching and Learning Therapy, by Jay Haley (pp. 1, 7). Washington DC: AAMFT Supervision Bulletin.
Ray, W. A., Fisch, R. (1995). On John Weakland (pp. 7-8,17). Washington DC: AAMFT Family Therapy News.
Cecchin, G., Lane, G., Ray, W. A. (1994). The Cybernetics of Prejudices in the Practice of Psychotherapy. London: Karnac Books.
Cecchin, C., Lane, G., Ray, W. A. (1992). Irreverence: A Strategy for Therapists’ Survival. London: Karnac.
Gianfranco, C., Lane, G., Ray, W. A. (1992). Vom strategischen Vorgehen zur Nicht-Intervention. Für mehr Eigenständigkeit in der Systemischen Praxis (pp. 3-18). Familin-dynamik.
Ray, W. A., Saxon, W., Woodham, L. (1991). Working toward independence: The double bind in communication dilemma (pp. 221-233). Young Adulthood & Middle Age.
Ray, W. A., Trappeniers, E. Point of View Matters Seeing, Hearing and Acting in Systemic Practice. Human Systems.
Vitry, G., Suberville, S., Ray, W. A., Garcia-Riveria, T., Crosseau, O., Vargas, P. Diagnosis-Intervention: Towards a Communication Matrix in Psychiatry. Journal Of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. A., Brasher, C., Falkner, J. Listening to the Founding Masters of Family Therapy. Family Process.
King, B., Ray, W., Brasher, C., Sowders, J. Teaching and Learning Genetic and Psychopathological conceptions to Family Therapy Doctoral Students. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
Governor, D., Ray, W. A. Seven Keys to Don D. Jackson’s Interaction Focused Therapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. A., Evans, B. Gianfanco Cecchin, MD – A teaching seminar. Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. A. (2016). The Theory and Practice of Systemic Therapy (pp. 30-33). Toronto: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. A., Simms, M. (2016). Embracing Complexity - Living Legacy of Gregory Bateson's Research Team (pp. 29-57). Cybernetics of Human Knowing.
Johnson, B., Ray, W. (2016). Family Systems Theory.
Ray, W. A. (2015). Through the eyes of Don Jackson, Introduction to part 2 of book (pp. 137-165).
Ray, W. A. (2015). Introduction to part 1 of Don D. Jackson, Interactional Psychotherapy (pp. 15-30).
Ray, W. A. (2015). The Palo Alto Group (pp. 753-755).
Ray, W. A. (2015). Jay Haley - A Biographical Sketch (pp. 750-752).
Ray, W. A., Tucker, L. (2015). Interaction Focused Therapy (pp. 564-566).
Ray, W. A. (2014). Curiosity - Circularity - Hypothesizing - Neutrality - Irreverence - Prejudices – Eccentricity – Implied Optimism and Hope: Remembering the Cybernetic Epistemology of Gianfranco Cecchin (pp. 1-52). Athens: Metalogos (Greek Journal of Family Therapy).
Ray, W. A. (2013). MRI Brief Therapy today (pp. 4). New York: Routledge.
Ray, W. A., Sutton, J. P. (2015). Brief Therapy in the Words of Five Founding Pioneers (pp. 103-120). London: Human Systems.
Ray, W. A. (2012). The More Things Change-The More They Stay the Same (pp. 91-101). Athens: Metalogos (The Family Therapy Journal of Greece).
Ray, W. A. (2013). MRI Brief Therapy today (pp. 141-144). NY, NY: Routledge, Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Mode.
Ray, W., Reiter, M. (2014). Brief Therapy - The Mental Research Institute (pp. 110- 125). NY, NY: Pearson.
Ray, W., Reiter, M. (2014). Strategic Family Therapy (pp. 126-142). NY, NY: Pearson.
Ray, W., Watzlawick, P. (2012). El Enfoque Interactional: Conceptos Perduables del Mental Research Institute. Buenos Aires: Editorial Mediterráneo, Introducción a Terapia de Familia y Pareja.
Ray, W. (2012). In Memorial - Richard Fisch, MD (pp. 12). Phoenix, AZ: Milton H. Erickson Newsletter.
Ray, W., Schlanger, K. (2012). One thing leads to another,“ An Interview with John Weakland (pp. 53-73). NY, NY: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W., Simms, M. (2011). Embracing Cybernetics, Living Legacies of Gregory Bateson's Research Team (pp. 68-99). Athens: Metelogue (Faily Therapy Journal of Greece).
Ray, W. (2011). In Honor of Richard Fisch. MD – A Founding Father of Brief Therapy (pp. 76-88). New York: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Sutton, J. P., Ray, W. (2011). Psycho-educational and Solution-focused Group Therapy for Domestic Violence. Journal of Brief Strategic and Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W., Brasher, C. (2011). Review of, Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders - Frequently Asked Questions, by Diane Yapko. Phoenix: Milton Erickson Foundation.
Ray, W., Sutton, J. P. (2011). Strategic Couple Therapy (pp. 161-175). New York, NY: Rutleadge, Frances Taylor Group: Couples Therapy: A Theory-Based Case Study Approach.
Ray, W., Schlanger, L. (2011). One thing leads to another: An Interview with John Weakland (pp. 307-338). Tokyo: Kongo Press.
Ray, W., Jacobi, K. (2011). The Don D. Jackson Archives A Treasure Trove for MFT Scholars and Researchers (pp. 12). Phoenix, AZ: Milton H. Erickson Newsletter.
Ray, W., Fisch, M., Schlanger, L. (2011). Japanese Translation of "Focused Problem Resolution – Selected Papers of the MRI Brief Therapy Center ". Tokyo: Kongo Press.
Ray, W., Stivers, R., Braser, C. (2011). Through the eyes of Don D. Jackson, M.D. (pp. 38-58). New York, NY: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W., Stivers, R., Brasher, C. (2011). Through the eyes of Don Jackson (pp. 38-58). New York: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W., Braser, C. (2010). Brief Systemic Therapy - Creating our future while embracing our past (pp. 17-28). New York, NY: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. A., Sutton, J. (2011). Strategic Couple Therapy. New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis..
Ray, W. (2010). The Interactional Approaches - A 75 Year Timeline (pp. 226). Paris: , Cahiers critiques de thérapie familiale et de pratiques de réseaux.
Ray, W. (2010). Embracing Complexity - The Therapeutic Mastery of Eric Trappeniers (pp. 7-14). Paris: Paris, FR: Érès poche éditions - Santé mentale.
Cecchin, G., Ray, W., Lane, G. (2010). Eccentricity and Intolerance: A Systemic Critique (pp. 7-26). London: Human Systems.
Ray, W. A., Schlanger, K., Sutton, J. (2010). One thing leads to another redux - Contributions to brief therapy from John Weakland, Richard Fisch, and Paul Watzlawick (pp. 213-225). Paris: Cahiers critiques de thérapie familiale.
Ray, W. A., Schlanger, K., Sutton, J. (2010). One thing leads to another, redux – Contributions to brief therapy by John Weakland, Richard Fisch, & Paul Watzlawick, (pp. 57-72). Athens: Metalogue.
Ray, W., Braser, C. (2010). Listening to context(s), Talking to relationships (pp. 46-52). New York, NY: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. (2010). Interaction Focused Therapy (IFT) (pp. 44-47). Milan, Garzanti Editore Milano: Dizionario Internazionale di Psicoterapia.
Ray, W., Schlanger, K., Sutton, J. P. One Thing Leads to Another, Redux: Contributions to Brief Therapy from John Weakland, Ch.E., Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D., and Richard Fisch, M.D. Metalogue [If published, to be published in Greek].
Ray, W., Schlanger, K., Sutton, J. P. One Thing Leads to Another, Redux: Contributions to Brief Therapy from John Weakland, Ch.E., Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D., and Richard Fisch, M.D. Cahiers critiques de therapie familiale et de pratiques de reseaux. [If published, to be published in French].
Ray, W., Schlanger, K., Sutton, J. P. One Thing Leads to Another, Redux: Contributions to Brief Therapy from John Weakland, Ch.E., Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D., and Richard Fisch, M.D. Journal of Brief, Strategic and Systemic Therapy.
Ray, W. (2009). A∑EBEIA Greek translation of Irreverence (pp. 105). Athens: University Studio Press.
Fisch, R., Ray, W., Karin, S. (2009). Focused Problem Resolution - Selected papers of the MRI Brief Therapy Center (pp. 350). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, & THeisan, Ltd..
Ray, W. (2009). Interactional Theory in Clinical Practice - Selected papers of Don D. Jackson, Vol. !! (pp. 350). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, Theisan, Ltd..
Ray, W., Nardone, G. (2009). Paul Watzlawick:“ Insight May Cause Blindness & other Essays (pp. 350). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, Theisan, Ltd..
Ray, W., Schlanger, K., Sutton, J. P. (2009). One thing leads to another - redux - Contributions to Brief Therapy of John Weakland, Richarc FIsch, & Paul Wtazlawicky (pp. 15-37). San Diego, CA: Journal of Brief, Strategic & Syatemic Therapy.
Ray, W. (2009). Letter to the editor (pp. 4). Washington, DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Ray, W., Simms, M. (2008). Le déploiement de la cybernétique: mémoires vivantes de l’équipe de recherché de Bateson. Paris: Louvain-la-Neuve, De Boeck Université..
Ray, W., Schlanger, K. (2008). Don de Avila Jackson, MD - Family Theory & Therapy Pioneer (pp. 37 & 60). Washington DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Ray, W., Schlanger, K. (2008). Family Therapy Pioneers - Jay Douglas Haley (pp. 35 & 60). Washington DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Ray, W., Schlanger, K. (2008). John H. Weakland - Communication Theory & Brief Therapy Pioneer (pp. 46 & 60). Washington DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Ray, W. (2008). Paul Watzlawick, Family Theory & Brief Therapy Pioneer (pp. 45 & 60). Washington DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Schlanger, K., Ray, W. (2008). Richard Fisch - Pioneer of Brief Therapy (pp. 31 & 60). Washington DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Ray, W., Schlanger, K. (2008). Gianfranco Cecchin, MD - Family Therapy Pioneer (pp. 29 & 60). Washington, DC: Family Therapy Magazine.
Ray, W. (2008). Reintroduction of Don D. Jackson (pp. 50-51). Washington, DC: Family Systems.
Ray, W. (2008). Greek translation of Bateson’s Cybernetics – The Basis of MRI Brief Therapy (pp. 17-33). Athens: Metalogue (Greek Journal of Family Therapy).
Ray, W., Sutton, J. P. (2007). Befriending your problems: Metaphor with a self-mutilating young woman in transition in Healing with stories: Using metaphors in therapy. (pp. p. 178-189). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ray, W. (2007). Jay Haley - A Memorial (pp. 291-292). Washington, DC: Journal of Marital & Family Therapy.
Ray, W., Watzlawick, P. (2007). Lapproccio inerazionale: il contribu to del Mental Research Institute (pp. 215-252). Milan:
Ray, W., Nardone, G. (2007). Paul Watzlawick – Guardarsi dentro rende ciechi, Scritti con cinque saggi inediti (pp. 400). Milan: Ponte Alle Grazie.
Ray, W. (2007). Prefazione (pp. 5-9). Milan: Ponte Alle Grazie.
Ray, W. (2007). Bateson’s Cybernetics – The Basis of MRI Brief Therapy (pp. 859-870). London: Kybernetics.
Ray, W., Govener, M. (2007). Legacy – Lessons from the Bateson Team Meetings (pp. 1026-1036). London: Cybernetics.
Ray, W. (2007). In homage to Paul Watzlawick (pp. 415-417). New York, NY: Family Process.
Ray, W. (2007). In honor of Paul Watzlawick (pp. 293-294). Washington, DC: Journal of Marital & Family Therapy.
Ray, W., Matthew, B. (2007). Entretiens exploratoires en thérapie : douze cartes utiles (pp. 133-148). Paris: Cahiers critiques de thérapie familiale et de pratiques de réseaux.
Ray, W. (2007). Newly available archives on systemic psychotherapy (pp. 1-4). New York, NY: Notes from the field: Newsletter of the Institute of Intercultural Studies.
Ray, W. (2007). Tracking talk in therapy: Twelve useful maps (pp. 69-84). San Diego, CA: Journal of Brief, Strategic, & Systemic Therapy.
Ray, W., Watzlawick, P. (2006). El Enfoque Interactional: Conceptos Perduables del Mental Research Institute (pp. 191-208). Buenos Aires: Mediterraneo.
Ray, W., Gianfranco, C., Gerry, L. (2006). Exzentrizität und Intoleranz: Eine systemische Kritik (pp. 156-165). Zeitschrift für systemische Therapie und Beratung.
Ray, W. (2006). Introduction, Special Issue on MRI Brief Therapy (pp. 3-5). Toronto: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. (2006). The Interactional Approach - Enduring Conceptions from the Mental Research Institute (pp. 5-20). Dayton, Ohio: Journal of Brief Therapy.
Ray, W. (2005). Don D. Jackson selected essays from the dawn of an era (pp. 370). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, Theisan & Co..
Ray, W. (2005). Don D. Jackson, a biographical sketch (pp. 224-225). Heidelberg: Personenlexikon der Psychotherapie.
Ray, W., Cecchin, G., Lane, G. (2005). Eccentricitá e intolleranza: una critico sistemica (pp. 9-22). Milan: La rivista Connessioni è ill Centro Milanese di Terapia della Famaglia.
Ray, W. (2005). The theory and therapy of Don D. Jackson (pp. 50-58). Kaneko Shobo, Tokyo: The Pragmatics of Communication in Clinical Psychology.
Eileen, B., Ray, W. (2005). Strategic Family Therapy in the trenches (pp. 28-38). Toronto: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. (2005). A Tradition of Inquiry (pp. 1-4). Toronto: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. (2005). On being cybernetic (pp. 360-364). London: Kibernetics.
Ray, W., Cecchin, G., Lane, G. (2004). A felicidade como sintoma: O caso John (pp. 19-29). Santiago: Pensando Famílias.
Ray, W., Anger-Diaz, B. (2004). Don't Get Too Bloody Optimistic: John Weakland at Work (pp. 213-249). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co..
Ray, W. (2004). Brief Therapy with a Couple in Alcoholic Transaction (pp. 18-28). Dayton, Ohio: Journal of Brief Therapy.
Ray, W. (2004). Gianfranco Cecchin – A Farewell Tribute (pp. 3-4). Toronto: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. (2004). Interaction Focused Therapy The Don Jackson legacy (pp. 36-45). Arezzo: Brief Strategic and Systemic Therapy European Review.
Ray, W. A. (2004). Terapia centrata sull’ interazione. L’eredità di Don D. Jackson (pp. 35-45). Arezzo: Rivista Europea di terapia strategica e systemica.
Ray, W. (2003). Irreverence - A strategy for therapist's survival (pp. 100).
Ray, W. (2003). The cybernetics of prejudices in the practice of psychotherapy (pp. 100).
Sutton, J. P., Ray, W., Cole, C. (2003). The ties that blind: Breaking a relational impasse. Journal of Brief Therapy.
Cecchin, G., Lane, G., Ray, W. (2003). Prejudice & position: Brief therapy for increasing the symptom of happiness (pp. 101-108). Dayton, Ohio: Journal of Brief Therapy.
Ray, W. (2002). Foreword to "Beyond Technique: Emotion-centered Solutions in Brief Therapy (pp. 1-4). New York, NY: Eve Lipchik: "Beyond Technique: Emotion-centered Solutions in Brief Therapy," Guilford Press..
Ray, W. (2002). Respekt im Therapieraum (pp. 324-329). Hiedleberg: Familien-dynamik.
Ray, W., Bobrow, E. (2001). Pragmatics of human communication revisited – Recent “advances” in communication theory at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) (pp. 18-20). London: Context: Journal of the British Association for Family Therapy.
Ray, W., Cecchin, G., Lane, G. (2001). Respect in the consulting room: Allowing socially deviant clients to make their own choices (pp. 65-69). New York, NY: Family Therapy Networker.
Ray, W. (2001). Rabid and rapid psychotherapy on the jet propelled couch: Pivotal moments in the evolution of paradoxical prescription (pp. 29-41). Phoenix, AZ: Changing Directives: The Strategic Psychotherapy of Jay Haley, Zeig, Tucker, Theisan, Ltd..
Ray, W. (2000). The Interactional Approaches: A 75-Year Time-Line of Influential Contributors (pp. 7). Toronto: The Brief Therapy Networker.
Ray, W. (2000). Don D. Jackson:“ A re-introduction (pp. 1-6). Toronto: Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Ray, W. A., deShazer, S. (1998). Evolving Brief Therapies (pp. 241). Iowa City, Iowa:
Ray, W., Keeney, B. P. (1996). Resource focused therapy (pp. 334-346). New York, NY: M. Hoyt (Ed.), Constructive Therapies Volume II: Guilford.
Becvar, R., Ray, W., Becvar, D. (1996). A modest/ Immodest Proposal: Reciprocal Foster Families (pp. 257-265). New York: NY: Contemporary Family Therapy.
Ray, W. (1995). Communication theory: A foundation of marriage & family therapy (pp. 15-17). Res Scholarisd.
Weakland, J. H., Ray, W. A. (1995). Propagations - 30 years of influence from the Mental Research Institute (pp. 304). New York: Haworth Press.
Ray, W. (1995). The interactional therapy of Don D. Jackson. In J. Weakland & W. Ray (Eds.) Propagations: Thirty years of influence from the mental research institute (pp. 37-70). New York: Haworth.
Ray, W. (1995). The irreverent parent: Face the fear & find the freedom to raise your adolescent. In M.C. Nichols & W. Nichols (Eds.) Southeastern Council on Family Relations: Atlanta Families Conference Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: The Family Workshop.
Cecchin, G., Lane, G., Ray, W. A. (1994). Influence, effect, & emerging systems (pp. 13-21). Journal of Systemic Therapies.
Cox, R., Ray, W. A. (1994). The disease model: Fact or fantasy? (pp. 10-18). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Cox, R., Ray, W. (1994). The role of theory in the treatment of substance abuse (pp. 131-144). Contemporary Family Therapy.
Cecchin, G., Lane, G., Ray, W. A. (1993). De la estrategia de la no-intervenci'on: hacia la irreverencia en la pra'ctica sistemica (pp. 7-15). Psicoteripia y Familia.
Cecchin, G., Lane, G., Ray, W. A. (1993). From strategizing to non-intervention: Toward irreverence in systemic practice (pp. 125-136). Journal of Marital & Family Therapy.
Ray, W., Keeney, B. (1993). Resource Focused Therapy (pp. 130).
Ray, W. (1993). Handling the effects of divorce on children (pp. 1-5). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Ray, W. (1993). John H. Weakland - An appreciation. AAMFT News.
Ray, W. (1992). A review of "Munchhausen's Pigtail," by P. Watzlawick (pp. 200). Journal of Marital & Family Therapy.
Ray, W. (1992). Family therapy with adolescent/young adult substance abuse: An interactional approach (pp. 8-13). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Keeney, B. P., Ray, W. (1992). Hearing the music: A brief consideration of shifting from supervision to super-audition (pp. 3-4). AAMFT Supervision Bulletin.
Ray, W. (1992). Our future in the past: Lessons from Don Jackson for family therapy with hospitalized adolescents (pp. 61-72). Family Therapy.
Ray, W., Keeney, B., Parker, K., Pascal, D. (1992). The invisible wall: A method for breaking a relational impasse (pp. 32-34). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Ray, W., Saxon, W. (1992). The use of nonconfrontive video playback in brief family therapy (pp. 63-69). Journal of Marital & Family Therapy.
Ray, W. (1992). Introduction, Special Issue on the Family (pp. 1). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Ray, W. (1992). Kicking research in the ass: Provocation contributing to reform (pp. 68-69). American Family Therapy Association News Journal.
Ray, W. (1991). Die interaktionale Therapie von Don D. Jackson (pp. 5-30). Zeit Schrift Fur Systemische Therapie.
Ray, W., Saxon, W. (1991). Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of change in therapy (pp. 51-55). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Ray, W., Crawford, A. (1991). The function of symptoms in institutionalized adolescents (pp. 61-65). Louisiana Counseling Journal.
Ray, W. (1991). The theory and therapy of Don Jackson (pp. 75-98). Psicoteripia y Familia.
Shiltz, L., Ray, W. A. (1991). Therapeutic letters: Pacing with the system (pp. 92-99). Journal of Systemic & Strategic Therapy.
Ray, W. A., Saxon, W., Woodham, L. (1991). Working toward independence: The double bind in communication dilemma (pp. 221-233). Young Adulthood & Middle Age.
Ray, W. (1990). Don D. Jackson remembered (pp. 20-23). News Journal of the British Association for Family Therapy.
Ray, W. (1990). Hilda's gallery: Orchestration of a case. In B. Keeney, Therapeutic Improvisations: A Practical Guide for Creative Clinical Strategies (pp. 82-106). New York: Guilford.
Ray, W. (1990). You only live twice: The Don Jackson legacy (pp. 109-113). Zeit Schrift Fur Systemische Therapie.
Ray, W. (1989). On paradigmatic shifts: The interactional theory & therapy of Don D. Jackson. Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Nova University Press.
Ray, W. (1989). What's new about the new paradigm: The Don D. Jackson legacy. In "Divisions, Conflicts, Resolutions," Proceedings of the 1st World Family Therapy Congress (pp. 153). Dublin: Trinity College.
Ray, W. (1988). A review of "Foundations of Contextual Therapy," by Boszormenyi-Nagy, M.D. (pp. 83). American Journal of Family Therapy.
Ray, W. (1987). A metalogue on angles fear (pp. 2-4). Continuing the Conversation: A Newsletter of Ideas in Cybernetics.
Ray, W. (1983). Assessing discharge needs of the elderly: A comparative study. Hattisburg, MS: University of Southern Mississippi.

Research Grants

Ray, W. (Principal), "Understanding & Reducing Adolescent High Risk Sexual Behavior A Pilot Project" (Funded), Sponsored By Castles Endowment, ULM College of Education & Human Development, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50000.00. (May 2012 - May 2016).
Ray, W. (Principal), Brasher, C. (Supporting), "Understanding & Reducing Adolescent High Risk Sexual Behavior Pilot Projec" (Funded), Sponsored By CEHD, EDLC, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50000.00. (March 10 2012 - March 10 2016).
Ray, W., "Don D. Jackson Archive" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM MFT Endowed Chair, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $25000.00. (February 2012 - February 2015).

Awards & Honors

May 2017-2020 Renewal, Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair.

July 2014 Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair.

December 2011 Renewal, Frances Davis Hammond Endowed Professor of Education.

June 2008 Frances Davis Hammond Endowed Professor of Education.

1995 Outstanding Researcher Award.

1995 Outstanding Research Award.

1986 1st Mississippi State Award for Innovative Therapy.

1983 Outstanding Research Award.

Courses Taught

COUN 6068SEMINAR, 4 course(s)

MAFT 5010METH/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY, 7 course(s)

MAFT 5015PRACT MAFT COUNSELING, 7 course(s)

MAFT 5020Mrg/Family Developmt, 3 course(s)

MAFT 5091Directed Study, 3 course(s)

MAFT 6066ADVANCED THEORY, 15 course(s)

MAFT 6068SEMINAR, 3 course(s)

MAFT 6070INTERNSHIP, 12 course(s)

MAFT 7002FAM SYS II:FOUN/MARR/FAM THER, 14 course(s)

MAFT 7010FAMILY THERAPY I, 13 course(s)

MAFT 7012FAMILY THERAPY II, 4 course(s)

MAFT 7014COUPLE & MARITAL THERAPY, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7024PSYCHOPATHOLOGY/ASSESSMENT, 5 course(s)

MAFT 7046DISSERTATION SEM FAM THERAPY, 3 course(s)

MAFT 7050DOCTORAL PRAC/MARR/FAM THERAPY, 11 course(s)

MAFT 7051DOCTORAL PRACTICUM, 2 course(s)

MAFT 7052INTERNSHIP IN MFT I & II, 5 course(s)

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