Funding research, training, and practice 

Stronger, Together

No man is an island. No woman exists independent of her family, culture, friends, and living conditions. No child is free from emotional influence. No problem can be solved in isolation.

At the Mental Research Institute (MRI) we support the highest quality empirical research and practice aimed at advancing interactional approaches to improving communication. If your project, program, or practice could benefit from a grant, you’ve come to the right place.


Contributing to Your Success



“A population of four million is not quantitatively but qualitatively different from an individual, because it involves systems of interaction among the individuals.”.

— Paul Watzlawick, Change



people impacted in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia.



publications in English and many translations throughout the world.



years of training, research and practice.


Do you have a project that advances interactional approaches to human relationships? Please describe the work of your organization and the focus of your project.