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Michael C. Wright

Michael C. Wright, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Department: Psychiatry

Education

  • PhD – Long Island University (2016)
  • MS – Columbia University (2009)
  • BA – University of Michigan (2007)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association

Clinical Background

Michael C. Wright, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who sees adult patients in Center City Philadelphia at the Tower Health practice at Vine Street. Dr. Wright’s approach to treatment is largely psychodynamic and relational. Coming from this approach, he is often interested in patients’ experiences of themselves and of important others, with particular attention to problematic attachments or patterns that have emerged. He also integrates other techniques into his psychotherapy work using ideas from feminist theory, humanistic approaches and trauma-informed models. Dr. Wright also has a background in clinical social work, and he sees considerations of social identity and systemic oppression as paramount in conducting affirmative work with his patients.

Clinical Services

Depression, Anxiety disorders, Sexual identity concerns, Gender identity concerns

Fellowships

  • Psychology – Penn Medicine (2017)

Internships

  • Psychology – Penn Medicine (2016)

Michael C. Wright, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. In his role, Dr. Wright works directly in patient care in addition to supervising and teaching clinical predoctoral psychology students. He oversees the psychology practicum at Tower Health Medical Group Vine Street, which accepts four to six students annually for a supervised externship focused on psychotherapy and psychological assessment within a community mental health population.

Presentations

"Effective Adaptation of DBT for T/GNC/NB Clients"
Co-Presenter: Virginia O'Hayer, PhD
Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2019

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.