Jackie Strait is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She studied psychology and sociology at Georgetown University and obtained her MSW and DSW degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. Dr. Strait has been in clinical practice for over ten years providing individual and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs as well as college counseling and outpatient settings. Dr. Strait has special expertise providing psychotherapy to victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and chronic interpersonal trauma. Most recently, Dr. Strait served as the assistant coordinator in the Sexual Assault Counseling and Education Unit at Temple University and currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia.
Jackie loves teaching and supervising MSW students and recent graduates. She has had the opportunity to support MSW students as both a field liaison and clinical field instructor. Dr. Strait currently teaches clinical practice electives in the MSW program at SP2. She was thrilled to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
Dr. Strait’s areas of scholarly interest include relational and psychoanalytic theory, complex trauma, and the dissociative disorders. Most recently, she has published her research on episodes of dissociation in the psychotherapy dyad from a relational and neurobiological perspective.