Workshop Presenters - Spring 2017
Presenters for the Clinical Practice Enrichment Series are locally, nationally, and internationally known individuals who have responded to the difficulties and challenges of their work actively by crafting new theory and techniques to address ongoing clinical challenges.
They are chosen for their expertise in their field and their ability to be engaging and responsive to workshop participants.
Linda K. Knauss, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She has served as the Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Ethics Committee, and Co-chair of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists' Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Professional Psychology. A gifted teacher and lecturer, Dr. Knauss has authored several book chapters and journal articles on ethics, and has taught ethics courses at many local universities, as well as continuing education workshops on a variety of ethical issues. . In addition to her work at Widener University, Dr. Knauss maintains a private clinical practice where she sees children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Lawrence Blum, M.D. is a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Center City, Philadelphia. He teaches and supervises at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and in the Anthropology and Psychiatry Departments at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Blum has written articles on the application of psychoanalytic ideas to a variety of topics in psychiatry, society, and culture and believes that psychoanalytic ideas are useful and underutilized in understanding all sorts of social and cultural phenomena. The author of several op-eds applying psychoanalytic ideas to understand political processes, Dr. Blum is known for his humor and ability to engage audiences in a lively and thought-provoking exchange. www.lawrenceblum.com.