SaLvador Minuchin, MD.
Creator of Structural Family Therapy, Champion of Family
In the early 1960s, Salvador Minuchin gathered a team of therapists and researchers and set out to transform the institutional setting of a correctional facility for young delinquents into a family-oriented treatment program.
In 1967 Dr. Minuchin was appointed director of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, an outpatient and inpatient facility serving to empower an urban population.
In 1981 Salvador Minuchin left Philadelphia for New York and founded Family Studies, a training and consultation institute.
With the assistance of a small group of collaborators, he continued training family therapists and expanded the application of Structural Family Therapy to the understanding and transformation of the interaction between marginalized families and the agencies that serve them