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Elisabeth Conston, MSS, LCSW

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

  • Field Liaison, MSW Program

Elisabeth Conston is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of direct practice experience in the field. She has worked within a variety of social service settings, providing individual, family and group counseling, consultation, training, program planning and community outreach. She taught Advanced Practice at the University of Pennsylvania School of social work for five years and has been teaching Foundation Practice since 1999. She is currently the Coordinator of the Social Work Internship Training Program at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience supervising advanced year MSW students as well as working within the University setting, providing brief treatment, outreach and group therapy for Penn undergraduate and graduate students. Ms. Conston is also a partner in Spring Garden Psychological Associates, providing a broad range of psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. Spring Garden Psychological Associates contracts with the Department of Human Services to provide evaluation and treatment for children who have been sexually abused. Ms. Conston’s specialty areas in her clinical practice include women, gay and lesbian individuals and couples, and survivors of trauma.

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