Karin Taverniers, PhD

 

I have been a mental health professional for over two decades. I am currently in private practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in Belgium, I have resided in many different countries including the US, Canada, and various European and Latin American countries. This personal experience was responsible for shaping my professional interest in intercultural issues. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

I direct a postgraduate training program in postmodern practices in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, and am a full professor at the Universidad del Salvador (in Buenos Aires and Bahía Blanca), a member of the Taos Institute Latin American Council (TILAC), and a faculty member of the International Certification in Collaborative Practices program at FundaCes.

I am the editor-in-chief of the Argentinean family therapy journal Sistemas familiares y otros sistemas humanos, and host the online community Postmodern Therapies (PMTH). I am the author of Abuso emocional en la pareja: Construcciones y deconstrucciones de género, and have also written numerous articles on postmodern topics. I also lecture in national and international conferences and seminars on topics such as the social construction of gender, postmodern approaches to therapy, the social construction of cyberspace, among others. I am especially interested in collaborative and narrative practices, reflecting processes and social constructionism. I practice online therapy, train other professionals in working with abusive and controlling relationships, coordinate groups for women, and am a university professor and author of several publications.

I am fluent in a number of languages including English, Spanish, and Dutch, among others, and attend clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

 

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