March 23, 2023

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


This conference will be available only in replay

We will discuss the history and use of the screen/one-way mirror, and how we use it in training and supervision from our different systemic theoretical perspectives. 

The speakers and their conference


  1. Biography

Samuel Shannon, Doctor of Philosophy, was born in Oceanside, California, and moved several times before spending most of his childhood in a small town in northern Virginia. He is the eldest of five children. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Brigham Young University, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Ohio State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Programs at Louisiana Monroe University, where he teaches, supervises research and therapy, and participates in the therapeutic process whenever he can. He is the proud father of 4 children, whom he raises and educates with his wife from their home in Monroe, Louisiana.

Wendel RAY

  1. Biography
Wendel A. Ray, Ph.D., is a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor in the State of Louisiana, and AAMFT Licensed Supervisor. A senior researcher and former director of the Mental Research Institute ( MRI ), Dr. Ray specializes in applying communication theory to understanding human behavior and interaction and promoting constructive change. Director of the Don D. Jackson Archives and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and ten books translated into many languages, Dr. Ray is Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholar and Endowed Chair, and Professor of Theory of family system in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Systems Studies programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). He conducts seminars on systems theory and brief therapy in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia. Founding Director of the Don D. Jackson Archives, his publications include Focused Problem Resolution - Selected Papers of the MRI Brief Therapy Center (co-edited with Richard Fisch, MD and Karin Schlanger, MFCC); Paul Watzlawick - Insight may cause Blindness & other essays (co-edited with Giorgio Nardone ); Don Jackson - Essays from the Dawn of an Era, selected papers Vol. I; Don Jackson - Interactional Theory in the practice of Therapy, Selected papers Vol. II; Propagations - Thirty Years of Influence from the Mental Research Institute (co-edited with John Weakland); Evolving Brief Therapies (co-edited with Steve de Shazer); Irreverence - A Guide to Therapists' Survival, and The Cybernetics of Prejudices (co-authored with Gianfranco Cecchin, MD, & Gerry Lane, LCSW); and Resource Focused Therapy (with Bradford P. Keeney) .

David Hale

  1. Biography
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) and Director of the Online MFT Doctoral Program at ULM. I am also the Associate Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling Studies (MFTC) program. I received my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1993. Since then I have practiced as a clinician in a variety of settings including home, community mental health, through an EAP, in a university clinic and in private practice. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a licensed supervisor. I am currently licensed as an MFT in Mississippi and Louisiana. I am also a licensed LMFT supervisor in Mississippi and Louisiana.