Mark Sirkin

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Mark Sirkin
Born 1956
United States
Occupation Psychologist, Author,
formerly Director, Robert M. Beren Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
currently Management Consultant
Spouse(s) Meri Wieder Sirkin
Children Roshana Sirkin, Gabriel Sirkin, Maia Sirkin

Mark I. Sirkin is an American clinical psychologist. He was the Director of the Robert M. Beren Center of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. Following his doctoral work, Sirkin took a position on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he worked with Professor Lyman Wynne. He later became Director of Group Training and Research at the Department of Psychiatry.

With Uri Rueveni, of the University of Houston, Sirkin studied the application of network therapy to the treatment of relational disorders relating to cults.[1] It builds upon his early theoretical and clinical work on relational disorders.[2] The network therapy study appeared in Contemporary Family Therapy. Specifically, that study looked at the application of an intervention technique in order to help the family of an individual who had joined a group in which one member claimed to be the Messiah. The researchers utilized a team of network specialists, and the study consisted of a pre-network planning meeting, the network meeting itself which included about 70 individuals and took place over the course of four hours, and follow-up meetings with subgroups within the network. Drs. Rueveni and Sirkin's study has been cited in later work in the journal Psychopathology[3] and in the book, Moving Up: Positive Psychology, by Darrell Franken,[4]

Sirkin has consulted for organizations including family-held companies, law firms, and large multi-national and publicly held corporations. He is author of The Secret Life of Corporations: Understanding the True Nature of Business, New Chrysalis Press, 2004, which looks at organizations as complex systems that are biological in nature. He is founding chair, and current co-chair, of the Family Business SIG of the Society of Consulting Psychologists (Division 13 of the APA).[5]

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Books[edit]

  • The Secret Life of Corporations: Understanding the True Nature of Business, New Chrysalis Press, August 2004

Articles[edit]

  • The Consulting Psychologist, American Psychological Association, Division 13, The Catalyst Division, "Spotlight On Consulting Issues, The Family Business Shared Interest Group", Mark I. Sirkin.
  • "Responding to Intermarriage: Effective Rabbinic Intervention", Rabbinics Today, March 1993 Vol.1, #8
  • "Illness, Family Theory, and Family Therapy: I.Conceptual Issues, "Lyman C. Wynne, Cleveland G. Shields, Mark I. Sirkin, Family Process, Vol. 31 Issue 1 Page 3 March 1992
  • "The role of network therapy in the treatment of relational disorders: Cults and folie a deux", Contemporary Family Therapy, Springer Netherlands, Volume 14, Number 3 / June 1992, Mark I. Sirkin, Uri Rueveni
  • "Cult involvement as relational disorder," 20, 199-203, Psychiatric Annals, Wynne, Sirkin
  • "Cult Vs. Non-Cult Jewish Families: Factors Influencing Conversion", Cultic Studies Journal, Vol.4, No.2, Mark Sirkin, Bruce A. Grellong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The role of network therapy in the treatment of relational disorders: Cults and folie a deux", Contemporary Family Therapy, Springer Netherlands, Volume 14, Number 3 / June 1992, Mark I. Sirkin, Uri Rueveni
  2. ^ "Cult involvement as relational disorder",Psychiatric Annals, Volume 20, / 1990,pp 199-203, Mark I. Sirkin, Lyman C. Wynn
  3. ^ "Induced Delusional Disorder A Review of the Concept and an Unusual Case of folie à famille", Peter M. Wehmeier, Nikolaus Barth, Helmut Remschmidt, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany., Psychopathology 2003;36:37-45
  4. ^ MOVING UP: Positive Psychology Optimum Psycho-Social LifeSkills Learning to maximize one's potential, By Darrell Franken, Chapter 10, "Confrontation and therapy by a 70 member network"[1]
  5. ^ a b The Consulting Psychologist, American Psychological Association, Division 13, The Catalyst Division, "Spotlight On Consulting Issues, The Family Business Shared Interest Group", Mark I. Sirkin

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