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Kathryn Harris, LCSW, BCD

207 E. Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958

Professional Experience:

Psychotherapist in private practice -- l98l to present providing:

• ongoing individual and group psychotherapy specializing in post trauma therapy, & dissociative disorders, and women's growth and change using a wide range of therapeutic approaches.
• professional workshops and consultation in post trauma treatment & the psychotherapy of dissociative disorders through: Clinical Social Work Society of DE. Dept. Mental Health & Substance Abuse (1994-1991); University of Delaware, 1994.
• Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for businesses & community groups following community distress &/or trauma.
• On Your Mind, a bi-weekly mental health column in the Wilmington News Journal newspaper (1997-99). Edited over 100 columns and authored over sixty. (Copies available upon request).
• on-going consultation & supervision for area professionals.
• professional and community talks on healing for issues of trauma, & child sexual abuse.


• Numerous professional trainings on issues of trauma, PTSD, and dissociation (see below)
• “Resiliency Training” comprehensive staff development for staff at Reflections residential treatment program—1998-99, co-developed and co-taught the training program.
• DE Dept. Alcohol Drug Abuse & Mental Health (DADAMAH), 1-3 day workshops on dissociative disorders, PTSD, affect theory and the developmental impact of trauma.
• University of Delaware—“Men & Masculinity”, co-taught—1978, 1979.
• Cecil Community College—“Child Development” 1976, “Child Psychology”-1977.


Certification and Training:


Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work American Board of Examiners.

Certification in Group Psychotherapy International Society of Group Psychotherapy.

Certification in Clinical Hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, l994.

Certified Bioenergetic Analyst, New York Society of Bioenergetic Analysis, l987.


Thought Field Therapy (levels I & II),

Tapas Acupressure Technqiue, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique

Levels I and II in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing;

Eriksonian Hypnosis,

Neuro Linguistic programming,

gestalt therapy,

cognitive therapy.


MSW, Social Treatment. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 12/71.

MEd, Guidance and Counseling. Boston University, Boston, MA. 6/67.

BA, Philosophy and Religion. Boston University, Boston, MA. 6/66.

Professional Presentations-Conferences, Workshops & Training Events

“New Trends in Trauma Treatment” CSW Society of DE--annual continuing education seminar. 9/02.

“Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” DADAMH. 11/5/01.

“Childhood Trauma and the Developing Affect System” with Wes Novack, PhD., DADAMH Summer Institute, 7/23-25/01

“Resiliency Training –for staff at a residential treatment center for women in recovery from addictions”. five month model program, 4/98-9/98, with Richard I. Jontry, Ph.D.

“Unraveling the Legacy of Childhood Trauma: The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Developmental Processes”, DADAMH Summer Institute, 7/97, 7/98 (3 days training).

“The Use of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing in Clinical Practice” a talk delivered to the National Federation of Clinical Social Work Societies Conference, 2/97 (with Gail Levinson, LCSW).

“Spiritual Healing from Childhood Abuse” (workshop) with Ruth Ann Mattingly, Ph.D. and the Rev. Jan Hamill, 11/95.

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders for Family Practice Physicians" (with Leon Green, MD) Delaware Society of Family Practice Physicians, 2/95.

"Dissociative Disorders II: Affect Management, Managing Self Injury and Staying with the Process", DADAMAH, ll/94.

"Diagnosis and Evaluation of Dissociative Disorders" DADAMAH 11/93, 5/94, 7/94-- Summer Institute, & 3/95, 2 and 3 day training programs.

"Evaluation and Psychotherapy of Dissociative Disorders for EAP Consultants", DuPont Employee Assistance Program staff, 6/94.

"Psychotherapy for Issues of Child Sexual Abuse for Managed Care Personnel" BC/BS Care Link, 2/94 (with Ruth Ann Mattingly, Ph.D., & Michele Sullivan, Ph.D.)

"Finding and Fitting Pieces of the Puzzle--Psychotherapy of Dissociation" NASW Seaside Seminar, 5/93.

"Psychotherapy of Dissociative Disorders", three-part series for professionals, Spring, l993.

"Psychotherapy of Dissociative Disorders", LCSW Society, 5/92, (with Ruth Ann Mattingly, Ph.D.).

"Working with Issues of Childhood Sexual Abuse", seminar for Pastoral Education and Training Program of Medical Center of Delaware, 4/95, 7/93, 7/92, 11/91

"Myths of Intimacy", Noontime Talk, sponsored by the Office of Women's Affairs, University of Delaware, 2/90 (with Arnold Stanton, LCSW).

"Using Spiritual Resources when Working with Issues of Ritual Abuse", LCSW Society, 5/89

"Working through Issues of Child Sexual Abuse", noontime professional education series, Rockford Center, 8/88

"Working through Issues of Child Sexual Abuse: A Workshop for Survivors and Spouses" May, l986

"Multiple Personality Disorder: Two Cases", LCSW Society, 3/86
"Healing the Scars of Childhood Sexual Abuse" Research on Women, U of D, l985.


"The Trauma Symptom Inventory: Reliability and validity in a clinical sample" John Briere, Diana Elliott, Kathryn Harris, & Ann Cotman. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Vol#10/4, 1/95.

Editor and primary author of “On Your Mind”, a bi-weekly column on mental health issues published in the Wilmington News Journal, a Gannett publication with a distribution of 140,000. A total of 105 columns were published on a wide range of mental health related topics of which I wrote approximately 60 and edited the remainder. (Click HERE or on the "On Your Mind" button for articles available on my web pages.)



Contact me at mailto:kathrynPH@aol.com

Lewes Office: 302-644-9474 (phone and fax)

Newark Office: 302-731-8662 (phone and fax)