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Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP

Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP is a professor in the Department of Professional Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He is a noted authority on psychological treatment with stepfamilies and families on the spectrum. As a scholar, teacher and clinician, Scott has explored the intricacies of treating contemporary families, and has provided advanced training in the treatment of these diverse families to clinicians and graduate students both nationally and abroad. He is the author of numerous chapters and articles on the topics of: stepfamilies, empathy, co-dependency, Strategic Family Therapy, Family Therapy on the Autism Spectrum and family therapy training practices. Scott is a diplomate in Couple and Family Psychology and part of the clinical training team of the National Stepfamily Resource Center.

The stepfamily remains Scott’s original area of scholarship. Since 1986, Scott has been examining the dynamics of stepfamilies. This interest lead to his co-written book, (Browning & Artelt) Stepfamily Therapy: A ten step clinical approach (APA Books, 2012)

Scott has been awarded the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research and Practice of Psychology from both the American Psychological Associations (Division 43) in 2017, and from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association in 2022. In 1994, Scott was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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