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Don Crowe and the SPLC – Teaching and Promoting Tolerance

Don Crowe, PhD., has worked as a licensed clinical psychologist since 1981. For over 30 years, Don Crowe, PhD. has been providing humanistic psychotherapy to families and individuals. When he’s not working Donald Crowe enjoys being charitably active and donates to organizations that help communities around the world. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is one of these organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 by two civil rights lawyers. The nonprofit organization strives to fight hate and protect those members of society who are the most vulnerable. Through the SPLC’s international exposing and tracking of hate group activities they have been able to help promote tolerance.

In order to achieve its goals, the SPLC offers free resources to students that teach against hatred and bigotry. Currently, the Southern Poverty Law Center is focused on LGBT rights, justice for immigrants and children at risk, and teaching children and young adults about tolerance. Through donations and support from around the country, the SPLC has been able to remain financially secure and continue to promote tolerance around the nation.

Innovative Therapists John and Julie Gottman, By Don Crowe, Ph.D.

As a licensed clinical psychologist and practitioner of the Gottman method in couples therapy, it is helpful to provide a bit of background on the married couple, both therapists, who created the techniques that bear their name.

Dr. John Gottmann, who has worked with thousands of couples during his 40-plus years in practice, is recognized by Psychotherapy Networker Magazine among the top 10 of the past 25 years’ most influential therapists. A prolific author, he has published nearly 200 academic articles and more than 40 books.

Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman comes from a background of clinical psychology. She supervises a  study titled “Couples Together Against Violence.” She has authored or co-authored several books, was awarded Washington State Psychologist of the Year, and is recognized by her peers for work with couples in distress due to illness, substance abuse, and/or as survivors of trauma or abuse.

Together, the Gottmans created Gottman Couples Therapy and founded The Gottman Relationship Institute in Seattle, Washington.

About the Author:

Don Crowe, Ph.D., has practiced psychotherapy since 1975. He is based in Orinda, California.