Corky Becker, Ph.D, is a Founding Associate of the Public Conversations Project (now Essential Partners). She is a clinical psychologist, family and couple therapist, family therapy supervisor, teacher/trainer and consultant. Her private practice focus has been transforming conflict to dialogue. Corky currently teaches The Masters Series in Couple Therapy for Therapy Training Boston. She is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical, at Cambridge Health Alliance.
She was on the faculty of the Family Institute of Cambridge from 1985-2009 and was an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Graduate College of Education, Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the Family Therapy program from 2009-2013. Corky has been a consultant to the Project on Negotiation at Harvard Law School since 1992. She was a board member of the American Family Therapy Academy 2001-2009, Secretary from 2011-2013, Program Chair for the 2010 AFTA Meeting, and Chair of the Dialogues at the Annual Meeting in 2013 and 2014. She was involved with the Kosovar Family Professional Education Collaborative from 2000-2006, doing post war mental health recovery work. She collaborated to develop approaches to dialogue that incorporate Internal Family Systems ideas.