Jill Freedman, MSW and Gene Combs, MD are Co-Directors of Evanston Family Therapy Center, as well as founding members of the Chicago Center for Family Health, an independent affiliate of the University of Chicago. Internationally recognized for their advances in narrative theory and training, they received the 2009 Award for Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). They have co-authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters and 3 books -- Symbol, story, and ceremony: Using metaphor in individual and family therapy, Narrative therapy: The social construction of preferred realities, and Narrative therapy with couples.... and a whole lot more!
Jill practices therapy in the Chicago area and consults to organizations and schools. She is on the international faculty of the Dulwich Centre and teaches in the low-residency Master's program in narrative therapy and community work offered by Dulwich Centre and the University of Melbourne. Gene, recently retired from his position as clinical associate professor at University of Chicago, serves as a board member for the American Family Therapy Academy. Jill and Gene teach internationally and their workshops are valued by both new and experienced clinicians for the warm and down-to-earth manner in which they expand therapeutic vision and skills.