Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D., lic. MFT, is a family therapist and author of three books and numerous professional articles in the field of family therapy. After two years as a philosophy major at at Wellesley College, she transferred to the University of Chicago for their History of Ideas program. She earned a Bachelor's Degree (Philosophy) and a Doctorate (Social Psychology) from the University of Chicago, where she was a Danforth Foundation Fellow. Her doctoral dissertation on narcissism was supervised by psychiatrist Jarl Dyrud, M. D., of the University of Chicago Medical School.
She had a post-doctoral fellowship, supported by the National Institute for the Humanities, at the Hastings Center for Bioethics in New York. She has taught at the California State University, East Bay, the College of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago Extension.
In 1979-1980, she volunteered in Cochas Chico, a rural village high in the Peruvian Andes. There she helped native artisans start a craft co-op to sell their weavings and carvings.
Dr. Wedge has blogs on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal. She has consulted for People Magazine (August 22, 2011), Parenting Magazine (November, 2011) and Natural Health Magazine (Sept./Oct. 2012) on issues of child development and how to parent happy, healthy children.
Dr. Wedge is a popular presenter at national and international conferences. She has a private practice in Westlake Village, California, where she sees children, teens, couples, and individuals.Her concern for the well-being of childen has led her to be appointed to the Council for the Human Rights of Children and Project # for the Kids. Sharecare named her as one of the top ten online influential people on children's mental health. Currrently, she is speaking around the country with Project # For the Kids "Reclaiming Childhood" tour.
She has been married for thirty-five years to her husband Gene, and they have three grown children and three grandchildren. They live in Oak Park California.
In her leisure time, she enjoys ocean swimming, reading, and spending time with grandsons Theo, Huck and Monty.
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