Terrence McClendon M.A.

Terrence Lee McClendon MA is an American/Australian psychologist, author, management consultant, trainer and public speaker. McClendon has been involved with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) since its inception in the early 1970's and was a pioneer participant in the core development groups and acknowledged for his role as a co-facilitator and contributor at this time (see 'Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Volume 1', Dilts R, Grinder J, Bandle R, Bandler L, DeLozier J, 1980, Meta Publications, Cupertino California).

Terrence is owner of the consulting and training organization, nlp,australia and the International NLP Academy. His public training courses cover a full range of NLP related skills, including NLP Practitioner and Advanced levels and courses in Hypnosis. He has conducted training courses in over 20 countries. He also undertakes specialized training courses for corporate clients.

Terrence has authored 2 books:

'The Wild Days NLP 1972 to 1981'. This is a history of the early development of NLP and includes many stories of the players and personalities involved in those early NLP days.

'Happy Parents Happy Kids: Words and actions for parents and kids'. A practical guide to parenting using NLP techniques.


Name: Terrence Lee McClendon Born: 1947 Albany California USA School Tradition: Psychology Interests: Cross cultural communication NLP Modeling, Parenting, Early Child hood education Notable Ideas: Strong ongoing commitment to the original training principles of NLP where participants are taught the foundation skills behind the techniques. He emphasizes understanding and not just acquisition of knowledge.

Influences: Richard Bandler, Gregory Bateson, Milton H Erickson, John Grinder, Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir

Influenced: Terrence is the original source of NLP in Australia and has trained many of today's notable practitioners in Australia.

Terrence Lee McClendon graduated from High School in 1965 and joined the United States Marine Corps and during his service, was promoted to sergeant. He served in Vietnam in the late 1960's where he received a purple heart. He graduated from The University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 He then completed a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the University of Santa Clara, California and subsequently qualified for his Marriage, Family and Child Counseling license.

In the late 1970's Terrence was invited to Sydney, Australia to conduct a training course and so introduced NLP to Australia. He immigrated to Australia in the early 1980's, became a registered psychologist, and started the first NLP training company in Australia.

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