Kenneth V. Hardy
Couple and Family Therapy Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 710
Dr. Hardy is an internationally recognized clinician, author, and Trainer. He is also the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City where he maintains a private practice specializing in working with traumatized and oppressed populations. Dr. Hardy is the former Director of the Center for Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute in New York City, and formerly served on the faculty at Syracuse University where he held numerous positions including Director of Clinical Training and Research, as well as Chairperson of the Department of Child and Family Studies.
He has won considerable acclaim for the contributions that his publications and videotapes have made toward challenging our society to think critically about the hidden but significant connections that often exist between trauma and issues of oppression. In addition to his own writing, Dr. Hardy serves on the editorial boards of six publications including the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the Journal of Family Psychotherapy, the Journal of Divorce, the Journal of Couples Therapy, the Psychotherapy Networker, and the Journal of Family Counseling. He is a frequent contributor to the popular print media such as the USA Today, Jet Magazine, and Good Housekeeping. His work has been highlighted in the electronic media as well and he has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, PBS, 20/20, and is the featured family therapist in the former Discovery Health Channel program entitled Living Room Wars.
Dr. Hardy, along with a colleague, developed the training manual and curriculum that has been used in New York City to train licensed clinicians in Trauma Based Family Therapy. This program was funded by the September 11th Fund of New York and was co-sponsored with the NYC Mental Health Association. Additionally, he has provided training and consultation to an extensive list of Human Services agencies devoted to providing Trauma-Based, culturally competent care to children, couples and families. Some of his former clients include the Children’s Defense Fund, the Menninger Clinic, the New York State Office of Mental Health, Harlem Hospital, the Washington D.C. Superior Court, Four-Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, and Family and Children’s Services of Washington D.C., Nashville, Louisville, and Minneapolis.
Dr. Hardy, a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, (AAMFT), and a recipient of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) Distinguished Contribution to Marriage and Family Counseling Award, has also received the Distinguished Contributions Award to Family Therapy and Social Justice awarded by the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). He is a frequent presenter at conferences on the topics of trauma and oppression. He is the co-author of a new book with Monica McGoldrick, Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Class, and Gender (Guilford),and is co-author of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions for Breaking the Cycle of Violence (Guilford) and Minorities and Family Therapy (Haworth Press).