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Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, born in 1934, is the creator of a method of communication called "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC) and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international non-profit organization.

In 1961, Dr. Rosenberg received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin and in 1966 was awarded Diplomate status in clinical psychology from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.


The Center for Nonviolent Communication emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960s. During this period he provided mediation and communication skills training to communities working to desegregate schools and other public institutions.

He worked with educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials and individual families.

He is member of the Honorary Board of the International Coalition for the Decade for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence (2001-2010)

As of 2004:

  • Nonviolent Communication training was available in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, [Belgium, Austria, Malaysia, India, the United Kingdom]], the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Canada, as well as in the United States.
  • Peace activists used Nonviolent Communication in such war-torn and/or economically disadvantaged countries as Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Serbia, and Croatia].

See also



Book Chapters


External links

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