Harris W. Stern, Ph.D

2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3669

Work Phone  (610) 331-9661                 
Facsimile   215-563-2616                        


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Undergraduate:                                   Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Degree: B. A., 1962
Major: Psychology

Graduate:              Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Degree: Ph.D., 1966
Major: Clinical/Developmental Psychology

Internship:             Judge Baker Guidance Center
Boston, Massachusetts
September, 1973-August, 1974

Mini-Residency:    Post Graduate School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
183 Instructional Hours: Sex Therapy
September, 1987-June, 1988

Post Graduate Training: Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia
3 Year Training Program.  Graduated, May 1999


Certified as a Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology.  May, 1970
Licensed as a Psychologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists.
May, 1975
Listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  March 1976
Certified as a Health Service Provider by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of                    Psychologists.            May, 1991
Licensed as a Psychologist by the State Board of Psychology of the Commonwealth of                 Pennsylvania. August, 1991

Major Positions Held

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, Full Time, February 2007-Present
Part Time Counselor, Elderly Care Counseling Services, May 2007-May 2008
Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic, Girard Medical Center, June 1, 2006,-January, 2007
Chief Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine, Girard Medical Center, July 1, 2004-January, 2007
Staff Psychologist, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic, Girard Medical Center, April 2000-June                         30, 2004
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Program of Professional Psychology, Widener University,
Chester, Pennsylvania.  September, 1991- present
Consulting Supervisor, 4 hours per week,  Interac, Philadelphia, July, 1999-June, 2004
Supervisor, Adult Outpatient Department, Interac, Philadelphia, January 1997- July, 1999
Outpatient Therapist, Child Psychiatry Center, Philadelphia, May 1, 1996-December, 1996.
Director of Outpatient Services, Child Psychiatry Center, Philadelphia. April, 1995- April, 1996.
Director of Training, Child Psychiatry Center.  May, 1992-March, 1995
Outpatient Therapist and Preschool Consultant, Child Psychiatry Center. May, 1991-April, 1992
Special Evaluator for Philadelphia Department of Human Services.  July, 1992-June, 1993.
Visiting Professor and Instructor of Childhood Psychopathology, Psychology Department,                       The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  Fall, 1992.
Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  September, 1976-April,                   1991
Consultant, Therapeutic Day Treatment Program, Berkshire Center for Families and Children,      Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  January, 1977-June, 1980
Chief Psychologist, Children’s Clinic, Berkshire Mental Health Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.             September 1974- December, 1976
Curriculum Development Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Austin,     Texas.  June, 1970-June, 1973
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational psychology, The University of Texas at Austin,   Austin, Texas.   September, 1968-June, 1973
Staff Psychologist and Research Director, Child Opportunity Program, Miami, Florida.                 April, 1966-August, 1968



Personal Development

Jungian Analysis, approximately 300 hours.   1977-1982
Individual and Group Psychotherapy, various orientations, approximately 200 hours. 1959-1991
Graduate, The EE Workshop, Philadelphia, May, 1996


Professional Associations

American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists

Selected Professional Papers, Products, and Activities
Continuing Education Workshop for Psychologists: A Wholistc Existential Psychology
Approach to Understanding and treating Depression.  September, 2011 (Sponsored by                 Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, 3 credits.
Continuing Education Workshop for Psychologists: A Wholistc Existential Psychology
Approach to Treating Anxiety.  May, 2010 (Sponsored by Philadelphia Society of
Clinical Psychologists, 3 credits.
Website Essay on Wholistic Existential Psychology; Psychotherapy; Addictions and Compulsive              Behavior Disorders.
Manuscript:  A depth Psychology Approach to Understanding Addiction and Compulsive
Behavior Disorders, June, 2005.
Workshop for Therapists: Providing Psychotherapy for children enrolled in Medical Assistance     Program HMOs.  Sponsored by the Consortium for Children, Youth, and Families.
2 days,  October, 1995
A Guide for Therapists: Child Centered Short Term Eclectic Family Therapy: The Initial Contract. The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Model.  September, 1995
A Therapeutic Play Module for the Preschool Partial Hospitalization Program at the Child             Psychiatry Center.  August, 1992
Paper: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Explorations in Clinical Treatment. Presented at the    Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Annual Meeting, Redondo Beach, Calif.                  March, 1991
Workshop: Separation and Transitions: A Workshop for Day Care Personnel.  Sponsored by         Berkshire Community College.   6 hours, Spring, 1986
Seminar: Dream Seminar for Psychotherapists.   12 hours, Spring, 1985
Paper: The Management of Angry or Rebellious Children in Special Education Classes for Children with Emotional Problems. Prepared for Pittsfield Public Schools.  October, 1975
Article: A frame of Reference for Asking and Understanding Questions about Intelligence.
Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology (1973, 3, 50)           
Proposal: A Research and Demonstration Day Care Project.  Prepared for the Texas State             Department of Public Welfare.  Spring, 1972
Curriculum: Thinking and Reasoning; a Curriculum Designed to Teach Problem Solving and
Analytic Thinking to Young Children.  Designed at the Southwest Educational                 Development Laboratory with Janice L. Freeman and copyrighted by the Laboratory,                    Austin, Texas.    1970-1972
Doctoral Dissertation: Animistic Thinking in Children.  Proquest, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  1966.


Community Activities
Volunteer, Schuylkill River Banks, Philadelphia, Since Spring, 2010
Frequent team member, The EE Workshop, Philadelphia, Since October, 1996
Leader, Saturday Morning Minyan.  Religious Service and Bible Study. For Center City               Reconstructionist Synagogue,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   1992-1996
Vice President, Center City Reconstructionist Synagogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1993-1994
Recording Secretary, Board of Trustees, Temple Anshe Amunim, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Volunteer Coordinator, Saturday Afternoon Volunteer Project, McInerney Parent Center,
Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  1989-1990
Board President, Pediatric Development Center, Early Intervention Center, Pittsfield,                   Massachusetts.    1987-1989
Various volunteer activities with trainings--Hospice, Adult Literacy, Red Cross, Para-Chaplancy, Rabbinic Aide