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Thomas K. Hurster, MSS,LCSW,CGP,FAGPA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
CGP Certified


License No:CW-002189-L
License State/Country: PA
26 Summit Grove Ave
Ste 213- The Wilson Bldg
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3230
United States
(610) 525-5030

2107 N Providence Rd
Benchmark School
Media, PA  19063-1841
United States
610-565-3741
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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE


Thomas K. Hurster M.S.S., L.C.S.W., C.G.P., F.A.G.P.A. has been working with children, adolescents, and their families, in different clinical capacities since the early 1970’s. A graduate of Beloit College in 1974, and the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 1980, he has worked in crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric settings, community mental health, and in the private practice of psychotherapy. Tom has been with Benchmark School, a private school for learning-disabled students in Media, PA, since 1987, where he has had several roles, including Director of Admissions, and Supervisor of Child and Family Support Services. He presently also divides his time between private clinical practice, and as an adjunct faculty member at the BMCGSSWSR, where he annually teaches Clinical Social Work with Children and Adolescents, Group Treatment, and Psychopathology. Regularly conducting a number of therapy groups with youth at both Benchmark School and in his private practice, he is a strong proponent for group counseling and group psychotherapy, and is active in both the American Group Psychotherapy Association, where he is a Fellow and the co-chair of the Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group, and THE Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society, on whose board of directors he currently serves.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society


CURRENT GROUPS:

Currently conducting two ongoing/open-ended co-ed mixed diagnosis/presentation psychotherapy groups for high school aged adolescents.


FUTURE/PLANNED GROUPS:

Am in the process of starting a co-ed support/personal growth/psychotherapy group for parents of children and adolescents. Have plans to re-start a middle-school (6-8 grade) boys group.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Years in Practice: 39
School: BMCGSSWSR
Year Graduated: 1980

GENDER: Male

PRACTICE DIMENSIONS:

Treatment Modalities and Fees:

Family:   150
Group:   70
Individuals:   150
Initial Consultation
Sliding Scale: Yes

Supervision/Consultation:
in person

TYPES OF GROUPS:

Childrens Group
Adolescent Group
Mixed Adult Group

MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALTIES:


Academic Struggles
ADD
Anxiety
Behavior & Self-Control Problems
Childhood & Adolescence Difficulties
Depression
Divorce/Separation
PERSDIS
Relationship Difficulties
Stage of Life Concerns
Substance Abuse & Addiction

SCOPE OF GROUP PRACTICE:

Short-Term Focused Groups
Time-Limited Groups
Longer-Term Intensive Group
Group Supervision-Consultation

TREATMENT APPROACHES:

Cognitive-Behavioral
Interpersonal
Psychodynamic

 

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