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Couple and Family Therapy Department

Diversity Thrives Here

Internationally recognized faculty train culturally aware and culturally sensitive therapists dedicated to serving a diverse client base.

Couple and Family Therapy Department

The Couple and Family Therapy Department prepares students to succeed in today's mental health environment through quality education and clinical preparation. 

We train therapists to be both culturally aware and culturally sensitive. Through our programs, students build an excellent foundation on which to build their future careers in couple and family therapy within the context of a highly culturally diverse marketplace.  

Our internationally recognized faculty are highly respected with expertise in areas such as Culture, Trauma, Medical Family Therapy, Health Policy, Supervision and Training, Forensic Family Therapy, Divorce Mediation, Substance Abuse, Youth and Family Violence, Sex Therapy, Interdisciplinary Healthcare Initiatives, LGBT and Mixed Orientation relationships and EFT.

We invite you to explore the degree programs and certificate programs offered through this department that will help you begin or elevate your career in individual, couple and family therapy. Please explore our web pages for a wealth of information about our programs, students, faculty, research and clinical practice.

Programs

Master of Family Therapy Degree Program
Family therapy: from family of origin to the global community.

Post-Master's Certificate Program in Couple and Family Therapy
Continue your education in couple and family therapy with Drexel's innovative professional training programs.

Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Medical Family Therapy
The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Medical Family Therapy bridges gaps in the healthcare system.

Doctoral Degree Program in Couple and Family Therapy
The PhD Program in Couple and Family Therapy will prepare you for a career in academia, research, and behavioral healthcare.

Couple and Family Therapy Faculty

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Department News

 

03/13/15

Each year, the Drexel University Libraries and Office of the Provost celebrated Drexel’s book authors and editors.  The event honors any Drexel faculty or staff member who authored or edited a book within the past calendar year.  The previous year’s publications are displayed in the Main Building outside of the Provost’s Office. 

This year’s celebration honored four authors from the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Fran Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, a clinical professor and Department Chair in the Division of Graduate Nursing, served as editor on “Pediatric Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review.”

Maureen Davey, PhD, LMFT, an associate professor in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy, served as editor on “Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness.”

Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF, an associate professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing and Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs, co-authored “ADHD Across the Lifespan.”

Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, an associate clinical professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing and Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation, served as editor on “Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam.”

03/09/15

The Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) Training Program continues to conduct ABFT training internationally.  ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed and supported family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and/or depression. In September 2014, we conducted a 3-day introductory workshop in Toronto, Canada. In October 2014, we hosted colleagues from Australia, Belgium and Sweden for our first Train the Trainer workshop.  We have 3-day introductory workshops scheduled this year in Australia and Ireland. We will also be conducting an advanced 3-day workshop in Australia this summer. In addition to trainings, we currently run ongoing supervision groups with therapists throughout Australia, Belgium, Canada and Sweden on a regular basis.  Additionally, we have begun working with a hospital in Belgium to begin implementing ABFT with young adult patients and help staff on the young adult unit begin taking a family systems and attachment perspective when interacting with patients. For more information please contact Suzanne Levy at slevy@drexel.edu.

01/29/15

Melanie Carminati, Health Sciences ’11, DPT ’14, was profiled in an article, “This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Pilates” from the Huntington, New York newspaper, Record. Ms. Caminati is a physical therapist and Pilates instructor at East Northport Physical Therapy, a physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic and training center in East Northport, New York.

Lynn C. Dunning Kaleita, MS, Nutrition Education, ’79 was recognized as the “2014 Adjunct Professor of the Year for Health Education” by Palm Beach State College.

Sherry Goodill PhD, ADTR, LPC HU ’80, MCAT, was featured in the article, “Drexel's New Clinic Explores the Role of the Arts in Health Care” on FlyingKitemedia.com. Dr. Goodill, the chair of the Drexel University Department of Creative Arts Therapy program, was quoted saying that part of a healthy society includes the arts, and part of an individual life well-lived includes the arts.

Shaun Logan, DPT ’10, was hired as a personal trainer at Philly Personal Training. Previously, Dr. Logan worked in South Jersey at privately owned sports and orthopedic physical therapy clinics.

Elaine Mustacchio, RN MSN, CRRN ‘09 received the “Nurse Manager Award” from the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). Ms. Mustacchio is the nurse manager at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and she has been an active ARN member for over 20 years.

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