Marshall B. Rosenberg

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"Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg is founder and director of educational services for The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

"Growing up in an inner–city Detroit neighborhood Dr. Marshall Rosenberg was confronted daily with various forms of violence. Wanting to explore the causes of violence and what could be done to reduce violence, he chose to study clinical psychology and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. In 1966 he was awarded diplomat status in clinical psychology from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.

"Nonviolent Communication training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg’s quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. The Center for Nonviolent Communication emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960's. During this period he also mediated between rioting students and college administrators and worked to peacefully desegregate public schools in long-segregated regions." [1]

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  1. People, Children of the Earth, accessed October 30, 2011.
  2. SAIV Council, Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence, accessed November 19, 2011.