Lynn Hoffman is one of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of family therapy and systems theory. She received the AAMFT Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contribution. Lynn has presented at hundreds of conferences, workshops, panels, in the U.S. and abroad, over the past 40 years. She is the author of ‘Techniques of Family Therapy’ (with Jay Haley) 1969; ‘Foundations of Family Therapy’, 1981; ‘Milan Systemic Family Therapy’ (with Luigi Boscolo, Gianfranco Cecchin, and Peggy Penn) 1987; ‘Exchanging Voices’, 1993; and ‘Family Therapy: An Intimate History’, 2002.
Lynn has taught at the Hunter School of Social Work and the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, and at Smith College School of Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1984 she was given a Distinguished Professional Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy award by AAMFT; in 1995, she was recognized by the MAMFT for her Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy.