Barry Litt MFT

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Biography

Barry Litt MFT received his Masters degree in family therapy at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia where he studied contextual therapy with its founder, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy. Barry’s continuing fascination with contextual therapy’s integration of psychodynamic thinking and systems theory was brought to a whole new level when he began using EMDR and studying dissociation in the early ‘90’s. Barry’s professional activities have included in-home family therapy, outpatient substance abuse treatment, consultation and training for Headstart programs and group homes, and investigating misconduct complaints for the New Hampshire Board of Examiners. In addition, Barry has taught MFT students at two graduate schools, and given numerous workshops to international audiences on contextual theory, couples therapy, dissociation, attachment, and EMDR. He is a regular presenter at ISST-D and EMDRIA annual conferences. Barry is author of a chapter entitled: “The child as identified patient: Integrating contextual therapy and EMDR. In F. Shapiro, F. Kaslow, and L. Maxfield (Eds.) Handbook of EMDR and Family Therapy Processes (Wiley: 2007). Barry has also written a chapter entitled: “The Marriage of EMDR and Ego State Theory in Couples Therapy: a Contextual Integration” in C. Forgash & M. Copeley (Eds.). Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy (Springer, 2008). Barry is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Dedicated to theoretical integration and technical innovation, Barry is in practice in Concord New Hampshire.