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Emily R. Kline Ph.D.


Emily R. Kline, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and writer in Boston. She created the "Motivational Interviewing for Loved Ones" curriculum. She has held faculty positions in psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Haverford College, her graduate training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her clinical and postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School. She lives with her husband and children who graciously beta-test her experiments in family communication, and a dog who can't be reasoned with at all. She is the author of The School of Hard Talks: How to Have Real Conversations with Your (Almost Grown) Kids.

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