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Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC

Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC, has been a professional mental health counselor for twenty one years. Certified in the state of Washington, he is in private practice at the Marycliff Center in Spokane. He is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. A number of his books in Psychology, Education, and Leadership have sparked international debate and policy change. These include How Do I Help Him?,The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, Leadership And The Sexes, The Minds of Boys, and Boys And Girls Learn Differently.

Michael's theory and practice led to the founding of the Gurian Institute, which conducts field research, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals in science-based gender effectiveness. Michael and the Gurian Institute team have trained more than sixty thousand professionals in more than two thousand agencies and schools across six continents.

A dynamic presenter, Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to translate scientific information into effective practical strategies. He has presented at Harvard University, Stanford University, NASA, Google, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and many others. His work has been featured in most of the major media, and numerous professional journals. He has worked with the Departments of Justice, Ecology, Corrections, as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and many other federal, state and community organizations.