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Matthew Ditty, MSW, DSW, LCSW

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

Mr. Ditty is a social worker and mental health clinician. He began his career in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and continued it with over seven years as a psychotherapist in private practice. He has held part-time and consulting positions with the United States Navy, the Positive Psychology Center, Recovery at Penn, and others, performing tasks such as counseling 911 survivors, providing clinical supervision, and enacting treatment protocol for several research studies. Within Mr. Ditty’s range of mental health experience, his primary expertise and passion is for survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as life-threatening coping strategies including suicide, self-injury, and addiction. His current research focus is the dissemination and implementation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other evidence-based treatments.

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