Director, Robbins-Madanes Training
President, Madanes Institute
Cloe Madanes is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of life coaching and family therapy. She has authored nine books that are classics in these fields: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love and Violence; The Violence of Men; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist and Systemic Thinker; Relationship Breakthrough; Changing Relationships; and Not By Accident, A Memoir.
She has partnered with Tony Robbins to create the Robbins-Madanes Training Program and trained more than 14,000 life coaches from all over the world. She has presented her work at many national and international professional conferences and has given keynote addresses for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers, the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the Erickson Foundation, the California Psychological Association, and many other organizations.
Madanes has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has counseled outstanding individuals from all walks of life. She has been featured in Newsweek, the Washington Post, Vogue magazine, The Washington Jewish Weekly, and the Boston Globe. Her books have been translated to more than twenty languages.
Licenciada in Psychology, Universidad of Buenos Aires, 1965
Awarded degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, University of San Francisco, 2001
Director, Robbins-Madanes Training
President, Madanes Institute
1996 Egner Foundation Award for Distinguished Contribution in the fields of Psychology, Anthropology, and Philosophy, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology, California Psychological Association, 2000.
Awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by the Trustees of the University of San Francisco on the nomination of the faculty and by virtue of the authority vested in them by the Sovereign State of California, 2001.
Recognized as a Master Therapist by the American Psychotherapy Association, 2005.
Presented with a Certificate of Honor by Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, on behalf of the City and County, for her advocacy in international children’s concerns and as one of the foremost pioneers of strategic family therapy, 2005.
In 2013, the Office of the President of the Republic of Uruguay announced the opening of the Cloe Madanes Center Against Child Abuse in Montevideo, Uruguay.
NOT BY ACCIDENT, A MEMOIR, Madanes, C., Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Phoenix, Arizona, 2022.
CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS, STRATEGIES FOR THERAPISTS AND COACHES, Madanes, C., Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Phoenix, Arizona, 2018.
BEHIND THE ONE-WAY MIRROR, ADVANCES IN THE PRACTICE OF STRATEGIC THERAPY, Revised Edition, Madanes, C., Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Phoenix, Arizona, 2018.
The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People, Madanes, C. PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER. Washington D.C.: November/December 2013. Also published in AlterNet.org. November 18, 2013.
RELATIONSHIP BREAKTHROUGH, HOW TO CREATE OUTSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE, Madanes, C. with an Introduction by Anthony Robbins, Rodale, 2009.
THE THERAPIST AS HUMANIST, SOCIAL ACTIVIST, AND SYSTEMIC THINKER – THE SELECTED PAPERS OF CLOE MADANES, Madanes, C., Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Phoenix, Arizona, 2018.
Remembering Our Heritage, Madanes, C., PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER, Washington D.C.: November/December, 2004.
Leadership in Times of Crisis at Addiction Treatment Centers, Madanes, C., COUNSELOR, June, 2004, Vol. 5.
The Godfather Strategy: Finding the Offer a Client Can’t Refuse, Madanes, C., THE FAMILY NETWORKER, November/December, 2000.
Rebels With a Cause, Madanes, C., THE FAMILY NETWORKER, July/August, 2000.
“Shame: How To Bring a Sense of Right and Wrong into the Family,” Madanes, C., in Zeig,J.K. (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE THIRD CONFERENCE (pp. 257-267 & 269). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1997.
Discussion (of “The Disorders of the Self and Intimacy: A Developmental Self and Object Relations Approach,” by J.F. Masterson) by C. Madanes. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.), THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE THIRD CONFERENCE (pp. 50-51). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1997.
THE VIOLENCE OF MEN, Madanes, C., with Keim, J. and Smelser, D., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco , 1995.
THE SECRET MEANING OF MONEY, Madanes, C. and Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco , 1994.
“Money and the Family,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) ERICKSONIAN METHODS: THE ESSENCE OF THE STORY (pp. 25-45). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1994.
“Stories of Psychotherapy,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE SECOND CONFERENCE (pp.39-50). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1992.
Discussion (of “The Construction of Clinical ‘Realities’,” by P. Watzlawick), by C. Madanes. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.), THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE SECOND CONFERENCE (pp. 62-63). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1992.
METAPHORS AND PARADOXES, Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass Audio Programs, San Francisco, 1991.
SEX, LOVE AND VIOLENCE, STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMATION, Madanes, C., W.W. Norton ,New York , 1990.
“Strategies and Metaphors of Brief Therapy,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig & S.G. Gilligan (Eds.), BRIEF THERAPY: MYTHS, METHODS, AND METAPHORS (pp. 18-35). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1990.
“The Goals of Therapy,” Madanes, C., BRITISH JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY (1989), 11: 35 -45.
“Advances in Strategic Family Therapy,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (pp. 47-55). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1987.
Discussion (of “The Need for Technical Eclecticism: Science, Breadth, Depth, and Specificity,” by A. Lazarus) by C. Madanes. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (pp. 173-175). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1987.
“Finding a Humorous Alternative,” Madanes, C. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.) ERICKSONIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY, VOL. II; CLINICAL APPLICATIONS (pp. 24-43). New York : Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1985.
“Family Therapy Training, It’s Entertainment,” Madanes, C. In HANDBOOK OF FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING AND SUPERVISION, H.A. Liddle, J.C. Breunlin and R.C. Schwartz (Eds.) New York :Guilford Press, 1984.
“Strategic Therapy of Schizophrenia,” Madanes, C. In FAMILY THERAPY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA, W. McFarlane (Ed.), New York :Guilford Press, 1983.
“Strategic Family Therapy in the Prevention of Rehospitalization,” Madanes, C. In H. Harbin (Ed.) THE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AND THE FAMILY. New York : Spectrum Publications, 1982.
STRATEGIC FAMILY THERAPY, Madanes, C., Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco , 1981.
“Family Therapy in the Treatment of Psychosomatic Illness in Childhood and Adolescence,” Madanes, C. In L. Wolberg and M. Aronson (Eds.) GROUP AND FAMILY THERAPY. New York : Brunner/Mazel, 1981
“Marital Therapy when a Symptom is Presented by a Spouse,” Madanes, C. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, 1980: 2:2: 120-136.
“Protection, Paradox and Pretending,” Madanes, C., FAMILY PROCESS, 1980, 19:73-85.
“The Prevention of Rehospitalization of Adolescents and young Adults,” Madanes, C. FAMILY PROCESS, 1980, 19: 179-191.
“Family Ties of Heroin Addicts,” Madanes, C.; Dukes, J.; and Harbin , H., ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY, 1980, 37: 889-894.
“Dimensions of Family Therapy,” Madanes, C., and Haley, J., JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE, Vol. 165, No. 2, August, 1977. Also published in PSYCHIATRIC FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE, Editor-in-chief: George U. Balis, M.D., Butterworth Company, 1979.
“Predicting Behavior in an Addict’s Family: A Communicational Approach,” Madanes, C., in DRUG ABUSE, THE HIDDEN DIMENSION, by L. Wurmser, Jason Aronson Press, 1977.
“The Double Bind Hypothesis and the Parents of Schizophrenics,” Sojit, C. Madanes, FAMILY PROCESS, March, 1971.
“Dyadic Interaction in a Double Bind Situation,” Sojit, C. Madanes, FAMILY PROCESS, Vol. 8, No. 2, September, 1961