Dr. Dana Becker

PhD, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor

Degrees & Licenses:

A.B. 1969, Bryn Mawr College
M.S.S. 1982, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
Ph.D. 1991, Human Development, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Pennsylvania


Undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College. Graduated with Honors in Classical Archaeology
Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
Doctorate in Developmental Psychology, Bryn Mawr

Theoretical orientation:

Strong orientation toward systems theory, but my orientation is a product of psychotherapy integration that includes cognitive and psychodynamic elements.

Areas of expertise:

Family and couples therapy; individual therapy with women; individual and family therapy with adolescents. Have supervised family and individual therapists over a period of decades.

Treatment modality:

Have had extensive training in Multidimensional Family Therapy, a modality that integrates family systems theory, attachment theory, and cognitive-behavioral theory. However, throughout my career as a therapist, I have done a great deal of individual therapy with women as well as couples therapy.

Other relevant work and volunteer experience:

As a Professor at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, I have taught clinical social work, psychopathology, family therapy, and personality theory, among other academic subjects. I have also written on the gender and borderline personality disorder, the medicalization of women’s problems, power and empowerment in feminist therapy, and the stress concept, particularly as applied to women.

Dr. Dana Becker