Since 1959, The Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto, California, has been one of the leading sources of ideas in the area of interactional/systemic studies, including individuals, couples and family therapy. Later, it presented an innovative model for the comprehensive approach to brief therapy, a model which, in turn, has influenced subsequent brief therapy approaches throughout the world. Continuing applied research and theory development have expanded the use of interactional concepts to community, school and business. Thousands of professionals within the U.S. as well as from many countries of the world have attended MRI training programs.
The Mental Research Institute is a small, independent, multi-disciplinary, non-profit corporation:
devoted to conducting and encouraging scientific research based on new ways of looking at how people interact
dedicated to benefit the human community worldwide through its publications, education and training, clinical and consultative services
committed to extending our tradition of innovation and openness toward new interactional paradigms of change
The focus of MRI is on exploring and encouraging the use of interactional, systemic and strategic concepts to working with the community, schools and businesses to further understand and more effectively resolve human problems with individuals, couples, families all other levels of social organization.