Faculty

Our mission is to promote the delivery of strength-based, context- sensitive, developmentally-informed mental health training which builds on and supports the emotionally-sustaining relationships of children, adolescents, adults and their families.

The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc. became a corporation in July, 1999, as an outgrowth of the Family Therapy Training Center founded by Salvador Minuchin, M.D. in 1975. Our Center offers Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy training and research in couple and family therapy and developmentally-based approaches to child, adolescent and adult behavioral health issues. The Center has trained thousands of mental health and other human service professionals in the practice of family therapy, examining ecologically the home, school, and community environments for those elements of strength which can be mobilized to create positive, sustained change. The Center embraces and implements cultural diversity, as evidenced by the diverse cultural characteristics of faculty, trainees and clients served.

Administration

  • Marion Lindblad-Goldberg, Ph.D., LMFT, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, Director, Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Steven G. Simms, M.Ed., Ph.D., AAMFT-Approved Supervisor,, Co-Director
  • Pinky Meht, MA (Mariage and Family Therapy), LMFTAAMFT-Approved Supervisor
  • Christina Arthin - Administrative Assistant, A.A. Elementary Education

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Teaching Faculty

Marion Lindblad-Goldberg
Ph.D. (Psychology), Licensed Psychologist (PA), LMFT, AMFT-Approved Supervisor.
Professional experience includes: research, teaching, publications, and clinical practice.
Current position: Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center Director, Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Pinky Mehta
(Marriage and Family Therapy) LMFT, AAMFT-
Approved Supervisor Candidate
7 years of clinical experience, ESFT
supervisor for 4 years.
Current Position: Assistant Program Director, Family Based Mental Health Services (Montgomery, Berks, and Chester Counties, PA).

 

Ann Itzkowitz
MA (Psychology), Licensed Psychologist (PA), LMFT, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor
45 years of professional experience as a Child Psychologist/MFT in the areas of clinical practice, teaching and supervision;
Current Position: Private Practice.

 

Joyce L. Dukes
MS (Clinical Psychology), M. Phil., (Clinical Psychology); LMFT, Licensed Psychologist (PA).
Research with African-American single parent families, inner city clinical practice for 18 years, School Psychologist/Educational Specialist for 39 years.
Current Position: Special Education Case Manager, School District of Philadelphia.

Lisa Christian
MSW (Clinical Social Work), LSW
MFT for 16 years, extensive experience
working with homeless.
Current Position: Director of Community Services, a Victim Services Agency, PCFTTC Faculty.

 

Doris Byas
M.D. (General Medicine), M. A. (Marriage and Family Therapy)
MFT in Clinical Practice for 14 years.
Current position: Therapist in Philadelphia, PA, PCFTTC Faculty.

 

Vicky Primer
MS (Counseling), Ph.D., (Marriage and Family Therapy), LMFT
30+ years of clinical experience in the areas of research, publications, teaching, creating healing space and training.
Current Position: Private practice Healing Goddess Enterprises at Lifestream Behavioral Health, PCFTTC Faculty.

 

William Mayer
MS (Clinical Psychology) LMFT, AAMFT-Approved
Supervisor
MFT in Clinical Practice for 16 years, ESFT Supervisor for 9 years.
Current Position: Program Director,Family Based Mental Health Services, Philadelphia., PA; PCFTTC Adjunct Faculty.

 

Jennifer Benjamin
MA LPC, NCC (Counseling Psychology), Doctoral
Candidate
10 years of clinical experience, ESFT Supervisor for 1 year;
Current Position: FBMHS Clinical Director

 

Steven G. Simms
Ph.D. (School Psychology), Licensed Psychologist (PA), LMFT, AAMFT Supervisor Candidate.
Professional experience includes: in the areas of clinical practice, teaching, and supervision.
Current Position: Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center Co-Director.

Edward A. Igle
MSW (Clinical SocialWork), LCSW, LMFT, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor
36 years of professional experience in clinical practice, teaching, and supervision;
Current Position: PCFTTC Faculty.

 

David Michael Edmonds
MSW (Clinical Social Work)
Inner city family counseling and case management for 17 years, Cultural Diversity Trainer for 20 years.
Current Position: Philadelphia Human Services Program Administrator.

 

Michael Graziano
M.Ed. (Education), LMFT, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor
25 years of professional experience in MFT clinical practice and ESFT supervision (Media, PA).
Current Position: Director, Family Based Mental Health Services (Delaware County, PA), PCFTTC Faculty.

 

Gary English
MS (Counseling), LPC
Clinical practice for 20 years, ESFT Supervisor for 14 years.
Current Position: Director, Family Based Mental Health Services (Chester County, PA), PCFTTC Faculty.

 

Scott Lambert
Licensed Psychologist (PA), LMFT, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor
31 years of experience includes 14 years as an ESFT Supervisor
Current Position: Director, Blair Family Solutions, PCFTTC Faculty.

 

Justin Corrocher
MA (Contemplative Psychotherapy), LPC, LMFT,
AAMFT-Approved Supervisor .
14 years of clinical practice, 7 years of ESFT Supervision.
Current Position: Private Practice, PCFTTC Faculty.

 

JC. Pace Duckett
M.D., ABPN, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical practice for 10 years;
Current Position: Private Practice, PCFTTC Faculty.

 

F. Taylor Clark
MSEd. (Education)
ESFT clinical practice for 10 years; ESFT Supervision for 10 years.
Current Position: Director, Family Based Mental Health Services (Columbia, Montour, Snyder and Union Counties, PA), PCFTTC Faculty.

 

Consultants

Gordon R. Hodas, M.D., AAMFT-Approved Supervisor

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; PCFTTC Adjunct Faculty.

William F. Northey, Jr., Ph.D. (Marriage and Family Therapy), LMFT, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor;

PCFTTC Research Consultant.

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