#27 – Part 3: Family and Couples Therapist, Author & Teacher Moshe Lang

 

 

Moshe Lang is one of Australia’s best known family therapists. Born in Israel, he migrated to Australia as a young man and settled here in 1961. He studied psychology at the University of Melbourne, and is the Director of William Road Psychotherapy Centre.

Between 1965 and 1979 he was senior psychologist at the Bouverie Clinic and Director of Training. In 1975, during a sabbatical, he worked in Ramat-Chen Mental Health Clinic in Israel. In 1979, he founded Williams Road Family Therapy Centre, the first independent family therapy centre in Australia. Moshe remained involved with the Centre until 2012 – sharing co-directorship with Dr Brian Stagoll from 1981 to 1997.

He was Foundation President of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (1979-1988), and from 1982 to 1984 was President of the Victorian Association of Family Therapists (now known as Australian Association of Family Therapy). Moshe is also the Recipient of the Inaugural Award of Special Services to Family Therapy from the Australian New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (1994), and a Life Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (1992). Moshe gave the key-note address at the Inaugural Family Therapy Conference in Melbourne (1980).

Moshe has practiced and taught clinical psychology and family therapy in Melbourne since 1965 – the first 15 years at The Bouverie Clinic and since 1979 from 3 Williams Road, Windsor. He has been a regular commentator on issues associated with clinical psychology and family therapy, and he is well known for his workshops and unique teaching style, marked by clarity, humour and empathy.

Moshe has published extensively in the professional literature on themes ranging from work with children and adolescents, depression, eating disorders, suicide, school refusal, work with Holocaust survivors and their families, couples therapy and teaching family therapy. His publications include the Children’s Depression Scale (with Miriam Tisher), which has been extensively used, translated and published in numerous languages including Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Hindu, Arabic, Nigerian and Hebrew.

He is the co-author of Corrupting the Young and Other Stories of a Family Therapist and Resilience: Stories of a Family Therapist (with Tesse Lang); as well as A Family in Therapy and The Answer Within (with Peter McCallum). These highly regarded books have been extensively reviewed and translated to Hebrew and French.

Recently he has brought out two highly praised DVDs, Behind Closed Doors, providing the viewers, professional and general public alike with the opportunity to see him at work.

Recommended Resources:

To learn more about Moshe head to his website – http://moshelang.com.au/

Books:

Corrupting the Young and Other Stories of a Family Therapist – Moshe Lang

Resilience: Stories of a Family Therapist – Moshe Lang (with Tesse Lang)

A Family in Therapy and The Answer Within – Moshe Lang (with Peter McCallum)

Behind Closed Doors, (DVD) – Moshe Lang doing couples therapy!

There books are also available as e-books at  – moshelang.com.au/where-to-buy/

Feedback

Leave me or Moshe a comment or some feedback about this episode in the comments section. I’ll respond to everyone!

Amy Felman

Amy Felman

Amy has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and is a working psychologist. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) where she majored in radio. Amy is the host of the "We All Wear It Differently" podcast, where she hopes to entertain and inspire her fellow psychologists.
Amy Felman

2 Comments

  1. Nicky Duff on August 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Loved listening to Moche! He’s so real and full of wisdom. I’m going back to study psychology (grad dip) next year, with the hopes of getting into a clinical pathway, so I’ve found this podcast channel incredibly helpful! Thank you Amy!

    • Amy Felman Amy Felman on August 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Hey Nicky, I know Moshe is so real. It’s such a privilege to share these conversations! Good luck and keep us in the loop on the FB group about your journey.

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