Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
A Message from the Taos Institute President
Institute Officers and Board of Directors
Taos Institute Europe
Taos Latin America
Relational Research Network
Taos Initiatives & Grants (TAG)
Outstanding Contribution Award
Taos PhD Program
Video Recordings of recent PhD Defenses
Taos Institute Ph.D. Program Costs and Requirements
Upcoming Ph.D. Defenses
The Educational Program
For More Information
Certificate in Relational Leading
International Certificate Program in Collaborative Practices
3rd International Conference of Collaborative & Dialogic Practices
Succeeding in Africa: Social Construction in Action
Taos Online Workshops
Taos Associate Workshops & Conferences
Taos MSc Program - Relational Leading
MSc Program Home
Program Director's Welcome
Why Relational Leading?
About the Taos Institute
Taos Books and Publications
Focus Books, Tempo Books, Professional Books
Taos Institute E-Books
Worldshare Books - Free books for downloading
Books of Interest
Publishing and Author Information
Journals and Newsletters
The Taos Institute Newsletter
Positive Aging Newsletter
The International Journal of Collaborative Practices
Journals of Interest
Manuscripts for Downloading
Manuscripts – Taos Founders, Board Members & Associates
Non-English Manuscripts – Taos Founders, Board Members & Associates
Taos PhD Program Completed Dissertations
Other Noteworthy Dissertations
Noteworthy Dissertations in Spanish
Videotapes - Board Members, Associates and Guests
Relational Practice Videos
Videos from the Dialogues that Deliver Conference, September 2008
Videos in Spanish
Websites and Blogs
Websites of Interest
Spanish Dialogue Network
Spanish Blog about Social Constructionism
Social Constructionist Counselor Educator’s Listserve
Relational Learning in Education
Lifescaping Practices in Schools
Co-Creating Schools of the Future through Appreciative Inquiry
The Peer Mentoring Project at Kent State University
Healthy Kids Healthy Schools
Submit your Story/Example
Join Our Mailing List
Taos Online Dialogue Space
Donate to the Taos Institute
Jane Magruder Watkins Scholarship Fund
Peggy Penn WorldShare Fund
/ Gene Combs, MD
Gene Combs, MD
Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry
2050 Pfingsten Rd., Suite 200
Glenview, IL 60026
With his partner Jill Freedman, Gene has practiced, studied, taught, and written about narrative therapy for over two decades. Gene and Jill’s writings include the books Narrative Therapy: The social construction of preferred realities and Narrative Therapy With Couples. . . and a Whole Lot More! Gene is Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Science Education in the Family Medicine Residency Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago. He is also volunteer faculty at Evanston Family Therapy Center and associate faculty at the Chicago Center for Family Health. He has served on the Committee on Accreditation in Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and on the board of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). He was awarded for outstanding contributions and leadership to the association by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. With Jill Freedman, he received the Award for Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy from AFTA in 2009. In his work with young physicians, Gene strives to help them preserve a human, interpersonal, and reflective focus in the face of corporate pressures toward pills, procedures, and, “productivity.” His current interests, reflected in his international teaching of narrative therapy, include working with survivors of trauma and consulting to organizations and communities.
Juanita Brown, Ph.D.
Gene Combs, MD
Vernon E. Cronen, Ph.D.
Norman K. Denzin
Jill Freedman, MSW
Mark P. Freeman, Ph.D.
Jaber F. Gubrium, Ph.D.
Hubert J.M. Hermans, Ph.D.
Lynn Hoffman, ACSW
James A. Holstein, Ph.D.
David M. Isaacs
Charis Katakis, Ph.D.
Girishwar Misra, Ph.D.
Jonathan Potter, Ph.D.
Joseph A. Raelin, Ph.D.
Karl Edward Scheibe, Ph.D.
John Shotter, Ph.D.
Jan Smedslund, Ph.D.
Karl Tomm, MD, FRCP (C) LMCC