Dr. Joan E. Winter
Dr. Joan E.
Winter is the current director of the Family Institute of Virginia
which she founded in 1977. She is a nationally known therapist who
has worked and trained with internationally recognized authorities
such as Milton Erickson, Murray Bowen, Virginia Satir and Carl
Whitaker. Noteworthy accomplishments and assignments include:
Director, Family Therapy Research Project, Virginia Division of
Justice and Crime Prevention; Distinguished contribution Award,
Virginia Department of Corrections; and director of programs for
delinquents within the Department of Corrections. She lectures on
the subjects of marital therapy, family therapy, and incest. Her
writings include extensive discourse on the practice and evaluation
of family therapy.
Additionally, Dr. Winter is on the Clinical faculty of the VCU Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry where she supervises residents in family therapy. She also serves as a consultant to many organizations, both in the non-profit and private sectors. Her credentials include licenses in social work and Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Approved Supervisor Status for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.