Harry J. Aponte Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Harry J. Aponte

Private Practice; Drexel University

Harry Aponte is currently in private practice in Philadelphia, and is Clinical Associate Professor in the Couple & Family Department of Drexel University. He received his MSW from Fordham University, postgraduate training at the Menninger Clinic where he remained to work for another seven years, following which he worked at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinics where he eventually became the Director of the Clinic. He has lectured throughout the US, and in Europe, South America and Asia.


Harry Aponte is married - wife, Theresa, and daughter, Maria. He was born of Puerto Rican parents, and grew up in New York City. Now lives in Philadelphia where he conducts his private practice, and teaches in the Couple and Family Therapy Department of Drexel University. His early training in therapy was psychoanalytically oriented (Menninger Clinic), followed by structural family therapy (Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic), and now using a more integrative approach to therapy.


    MSW, Fordham U.; Honorary PhDs, Drexel U. & U. of Maryland

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    He has had a special interest in therapy with disadvantaged families. Currently he is teaching, researching and writing on therapists' use of self in therapy, thus the current edited publication with Karni Kissil of "The Person of the Therapist Training Model: Mastering the Use of Self."

Personal Interests

    Music: plays the piano, and particularly enjoys opera and classical music.


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