The State of Therapy: Creating Collaborative Conversations


Jeremiah Gibson, LMFT, CST

Jeremiah Gibson, LMFT, CST, is the President of the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST), a professional association dedicated to the expansion of quality training and education in family and relational therapy in Massachusetts. He is a certified sex therapist through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and works with couples at the South Shore Sexual Health Center in Quincy, MA, where he is also on the faculty for their year-long training program for sex therapy. Jeremiah has spoken in numerous contexts, including the Harvard Medical School, about the intersection of couples therapy, sexuality, and religion. He has advanced training in supervision through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and has collaborated with community health centers and advisory councils to improve the workforce standards for employees at agencies.

David Haddad, EdD

David Haddad, EdD, is a systems therapist and licensed psychologist, and consultant who combines his skills in Appreciative Inquiry and positive psychology with his interest in meditation and mindfulness to facilitate his work with organizations in the profit and non-profit sectors. Dr. Haddad is an associate professor at William James College, a member of NEAFAST, a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). His consultation practice focuses on helping clients cultivate their capacity for intention and self-reflection in service of building appreciative organizations.

Jacqueline Gagliardi, MEd, LMFT

Jacqueline Gagliardi, MEd, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, consultant and co-author of Study-Guide for the Marriage and Family Therapy National Licensing Examination. She holds a M.Ed. in Counseling and a C.A.G.S. in Family Systems from Northeastern University. She has a private practice specializing in individual, couple and family therapy. She also is full-time core faculty and director of the Couples and Family Therapy Program at William James College. She served on the MAMFT board for six years and co-chaired the conference committee, served on the diversity committee, and was active in various vendorship activities. She is a member of NEAFAST, a clinical member of AAMFT, an AAMFT approved supervisor, and a past board member of the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a recipient of the MAMFT Award for Outstanding Contribution to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. She currently is serving on the Board of Allied Mental Health.