“Joyce Buckner lives what she teaches. She embodies the empathy, respect and authenticity that are at the heart of the ‘Real Love’ she writes about in this wonderfully wise and potent book about relationships. Her work inspires, empowers and heals!”

–Martha Baldwin Beveridge, M.S.S.W.

Dr. Buckner is recognized internationally as a leading authority on relationships, marriage, and the dialogical process.

A psychologist in private practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Buckner is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, author, former professor and academic department head in the University of Texas system, and senior faculty member of the Institute for Relationship Therapy in New York City. In the last 20 years, Dr. Buckner has trained hundreds of mental health providers in relationship therapy and in the skills of workshop presenting. She appears as a relationship expert on international radio and television talk shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Buckner is certified by the Council for the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology and is past president of the International Association for Imago Relationship Therapy.