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Jeffrey Applegate, DSW

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jeffrey Applegate received his undergraduate and MSW degrees from Indiana University and a PhD from Boston College. He has extensive clinical social work practice with individuals, couples and families. Trained in psychiatric social work at the Menninger Foundation, Dr. Applegate has a primary interest in human development. Until his retirement in 2007, he was a member of the standing faculty of the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work & Social Research, where he taught course in clinical practice, human behavior and issues in cultural diversity.He is co-author, with Jennifer Bonivitz, of the book The Facilitating Partnership: A Winnicottian Approach for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals, and has recently published articles in The Clinical Social Work Journal, Psychoanalytic Social Work, and The Smith College Studies in Social Work. A member of the Social Work Division of the National Academies of Practice, Applegate is a recent recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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