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Background Information

Employment History

Minnesota Church Center

Founder and Director

Kenwood Therapy Center LLC

Therapist, Trainer, Writer

Walter Bera

Affiliations

Cofounders
Male Survivor

Moderator
TOUCH

Education

Ph.D.

Family Social Science

University of Minnesota

master's degree

Educational Psychology

Web References (60 Total References)


Kenwood Center

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Walter H. Bera, PhD, LP, LMFT, LADC

Walter is Center Director and Founder with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He holds Minnesota Licensure as a Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Walter has authored articles, books, videos and curricula and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor as well as an adjunct faculty member at a number of area universities. He is a Karate Sensei, Kali/JKD and Mindfulness Meditation practitioner.


TCX Presenters « Vancouver Narrative Therapy Training and Therapy Workshops, Michael White Mentored

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Walter Bera

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Walter Bera, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Kenwood Therapy Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a multidisciplinary therapy center and training institute. He is Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor who has been a therapist for more than 30 years with a special focus on issues of clinical theory and practice, abuse, addiction, power and ethics/politics. As a recipient of the Bush Leadership Fellowship he studied Narrative Therapy in New Zealand and Australia with David Epston and Michael White. His writings include"Betrayal: Clergy Sexual Abuse and Male Survivors" in Breach of Trust - and Male Sexual Abuse: A Trilogy of Intervention Strategies with Gonsiorek and LeTourneau . Walter recently completed Narragrams: Visualizing Narrative Therapy (Minneapolis, MN: Kenwood Center Publications, 2011).


International Narrative Symposium, Minneapolis | JNTI Jerusalem Narrative Therapy Institute

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Confirmed senior faculty include David Epston, Auckland, New Zealand, Co-founder of Narrative Therapy; Chana Rachel Frumin,Founder and director of Jerusalem Narrative Therapy Institute; Paul Gallant, PhD, Mercer University, Macon, GA, Walter Bera, PhD, Founder of the Kenwood Center.


FIC Faculty

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Walter Bera

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Walter Bera, LMFT Walcar Bera, PhD\n Walter Bera is the founder and director of the Kenwood Therapy Center in Minneapolis and has worked to provide innovative, effective and ethical approaches to serious therapy issues since 1970 when he began teaching self-defense/assertiveness courses to victims of sexual assault while attending the University of Minnesota.Ê\n ÊÊÊÊ In 1976, he was certified as a chemical dependency counselor and worked as a coordinator of Pharm House Center Hotline, providing alcohol and drug information, assessment and referral phone service, face-to-face therapy and detox/ÓbummerÓ services at rock concerts. In 1977, Walter worked as a family therapist with one of the first programs for incest families at the Family Renewal Center of Fairview-Southdale Hospital.Ê In 1978 he studied hypnosis and new therapy approaches with Dr. Milton Erickson in Phoenix.Ê In 1979, he moved to Illusion Theater's innovative Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Theater Program.Ê Walter worked as a research assistant, actor, and moderator for TOUCH and collaborated in the creation of No Easy Answer's, a sexual abuse prevention program for adolescents.Ê He moderated and performed these plays throughout the United States.\n ÊÊÊÊ From 1982 to 1987, Walter worked as a therapist with juvenile sex offenders and their families in the PHASE Program, the largest outpatient program of its kind in the Midwestern United States.Ê He completed his master's degree in Educational Psychology in 1985 with a research thesis entitled, A Preliminary Investigation of a Typology of Adolescent Sex Offenders and Their Family Systems.Ê Now called the PHASE Typology (co-developed with colleague Michael O'Brien) has been used in the United States in research, assessment and clinical training.\n ÊÊÊÊ Walter wrote the script for the SHARP (Sexual Health and Responsibility Program) videotape which uses high school actors playing the role of various teenage sex offenders and victims.Ê Developed in 1986, the videotape-based curriculum is the first juvenile sex offender prevention education curriculum and was sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education.Ê From 1987 to 1990, Walter broadened his skills as a structural and strategic family therapist at the Metropolitan Clinic of Counseling.Ê He worked on an adolescent and family crisis team using systemic approaches with a variety of serious juvenile and family concerns.ÊÊÊ\n ÊÊÊÊ WalterÕs more recent publications include ÒThe Systemic-Attributional Model: Victim-Sensitive Sex Offender TherapyÓ in The Use of Victim-Offender Communication in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (Safer Society Press, 1990), ÒBetrayal: Clergy Sexual Abuse and Male SurvivorsÓ in Dulwich Centre Newsletter (Dulwich Publications, South Australia, 1993) and republished in Breach of Trust: Sexual Exploitation by Health Care Professionals and Clergy (Edited by Gonsiorek, Sage, 1995).Ê He coauthored with John Gonsiorek and Don LeTourneau MaleÊ Sexual Abuse: A Trilogy of Intervention Strategies (Sage Publications, 1994), a book providing innovative clinical approaches with young males who may be victims, offenders or prostitutes.Ê He developed with Fran Seplar and Kitchener¥Reese the video-based adolescent sexual harassment prevention curriculum entitled Crossing the Line, now used in more than 6000 schools. In 1995 Walter received his Ph.D. in Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota with a dissertation entitled Clergy Sexual Abuse and Male Survivors: A Study of Stress and Coping Among 25 Men Abused by the Same Minister During Their Adolescence.\n ÊÊÊÊ Over the years Walter has trained with Milton Erickson, MD, Jay Haley, Salvador Minuchin, MD and Carl Whitaker, MD.
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Since then, Walter has continued to help develop and deepen Narrative Therapy ideas and practices in Minnesota through providing and organizing on-going workshops and supervision and bringing national and international presenters.\n ÊÊÊÊ In November 2000, he founded the Kenwood Therapy Center, providing individual, couple and family therapy, and professional clinical supervision, consultation and training emphasizing research-informed, relationship-based, narrative, collaborative and social justice approaches. There Walter supervises more than 50 therapists in 6 groups for licensure in Psychology, Marriage and Family and Alcohol and Drugs.\n ÊÊÊÊ Walter works locally, nationally and internationally as a consultant, therapist and speaker on sexuality, abuse, relationship and advanced therapy approaches for therapists, universities, schools, churches, business and government.Ê He is Adjunct Faculty in the University of MinnesotaÕs Family Social Science Department and the School of Social Work, Adjunct Professor in St. MaryÕs University Graduate School and the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. He was the 1997 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award at St. MaryÕs University.Ê Walter is married with one daughter and an active 3rd Degree Black Belt Sensei in Shotokan Karate and practitioner of Kali/Jeet Kune Do and Mindfulness Meditation


FIC Faculty

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Walter Bera

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Walter Bera, LMFT
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Walter Bera is the founder and director of the Kenwood Therapy Center in Minneapolis and has worked to provide innovative, effective and ethical approaches to serious therapy issues since 1970 when he began teaching self-defense/assertiveness courses to victims of sexual assault while attending the University of Minnesota.ÊÊÊÊÊ In 1976, he was certified as a chemical dependency counselor and worked as a coordinator of Pharm House Center Hotline, providing alcohol and drug information, assessment and referral phone service, face-to-face therapy and detox/ÓbummerÓ services at rock concerts.In 1977, Walter worked as a family therapist with one of the first programs for incest families at the Family Renewal Center of Fairview-Southdale Hospital.Ê In 1978 he studied hypnosis and new therapy approaches with Dr. Milton Erickson in Phoenix.Ê In 1979, he moved to Illusion Theater's innovative Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Theater Program.Ê Walter worked as a research assistant, actor, and moderator for TOUCH and collaborated in the creation of No Easy Answer's, a sexual abuse prevention program for adolescents.Ê He moderated and performed these plays throughout the United States.ÊÊÊÊ From 1982 to 1987, Walter worked as a therapist with juvenile sex offenders and their families in the PHASE Program, the largest outpatient program of its kind in the Midwestern United States.Ê He completed his master's degree in Educational Psychology in 1985 with a research thesis entitled, A Preliminary Investigation of a Typology of Adolescent Sex Offenders and Their Family Systems.Ê Now called the PHASE Typology (co-developed with colleague Michael O'Brien) has been used in the United States in research, assessment and clinical training.ÊÊÊÊ Walter wrote the script for the SHARP (Sexual Health and Responsibility Program) videotape which uses high school actors playing the role of various teenage sex offenders and victims.Ê Developed in 1986, the videotape-based curriculum is the first juvenile sex offender prevention education curriculum and was sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education.Ê From 1987 to 1990, Walter broadened his skills as a structural and strategic family therapist at the Metropolitan Clinic of Counseling.Ê He worked on an adolescent and family crisis team using systemic approaches with a variety of serious juvenile and family concerns.ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ WalterÕs more recent publications include ÒThe Systemic-Attributional Model: Victim-Sensitive Sex Offender TherapyÓ in The Use of Victim-Offender Communication in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (Safer Society Press, 1990), ÒBetrayal: Clergy Sexual Abuse and Male SurvivorsÓ in Dulwich Centre Newsletter (Dulwich Publications, South Australia, 1993) and republished in Breach of Trust: Sexual Exploitation by Health Care Professionals and Clergy (Edited by Gonsiorek, Sage, 1995).Ê He coauthored with John Gonsiorek and Don LeTourneau MaleÊ Sexual Abuse: A Trilogy of Intervention Strategies (Sage Publications, 1994), a book providing innovative clinical approaches with young males who may be victims, offenders or prostitutes.Ê He developed with Fran Seplar and Kitchener¥Reese the video-based adolescent sexual harassment prevention curriculum entitled Crossing the Line, now used in more than 6000 schools.In 1995 Walter received his Ph.D. in Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota with a dissertation entitled Clergy Sexual Abuse and Male Survivors: A Study of Stress and Coping Among 25 Men Abused by the Same Minister During Their Adolescence.ÊÊÊÊ Over the years Walter has trained with Milton Erickson, MD, Jay Haley, Salvador Minuchin, MD and Carl Whitaker, MD.
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Since then, Walter has continued to help develop and deepen Narrative Therapy ideas and practices in Minnesota through providing and organizing on-going workshops and supervision and bringing national and international presenters.ÊÊÊÊ In November 2000, he founded the Kenwood Therapy Center, providing individual, couple and family therapy, and professional clinical supervision, consultation and training emphasizing research-informed, relationship-based, narrative, collaborative and social justice approaches.There Walter supervises more than 50 therapists in 6 groups for licensure in Psychology, Marriage and Family and Alcohol and Drugs.ÊÊÊÊ Walter works locally, nationally and internationally as a consultant, therapist and speaker on sexuality, abuse, relationship and advanced therapy approaches for therapists, universities, schools, churches, business and government.Ê He is Adjunct Faculty in the University of MinnesotaÕs Family Social Science Department and the School of Social Work, Adjunct Professor in St. MaryÕs University Graduate School and the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.He was the 1997 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award at St. MaryÕs University.Ê Walter is married with one daughter and an active 3rd Degree Black Belt Sensei in Shotokan Karate and practitioner of Kali/Jeet Kune Do and Mindfulness Meditation

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