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The Carl Whitaker Award is given by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy to a member who has distinguished themselves by contributing to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in creative or innovative ways.

Lynn Gauger, MSSW, LCSW, LMFT

Lynn Gauger, MSSW, LCSW, LMFT

The award is named after Carl Whitaker because he was a pioneer in the marriage and family therapy field. Through his experiential family therapy, he was personally engaged in helping families bring about change and flexibility in the family system.

Congratulations to the 2015 award winner, Lynn Gauger, MSSW, LCSW, LMFT.

Ms. Gauger has over thirty years of experience treating individuals, couples and families. Her expertise is in relationship management and in sexual issues. Lynn’s experience also includes teaching, supervision, administration and leadership positions in the marriage and family therapy and sex therapy fields.

Here is a list of the past Carl Whitaker Award Recipients who have also made significant contributions to the Marriage and Family Therapy field and are highly regarded for all the various ways that they have made a difference in the lives of many:

2005 – Ann Marie Starr
2006 – Mark Hirschmann
2007 – Insoo Kim Berg & Steven DeShazer
2008 – Gary Yeast
2009 – Lee Raffel
2010 – Peter Fabian
2011 – Eve Lipchick
2012 – Linda Schwallie
2013 – Bruce Kuehl
2014 –


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