Andrew Fussner, MSW

Andrew Fussner, M.S.W., has over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. His reputation as a clinician, supervisor, consultant, and teacher are outstanding, and this reputation extends internationally. For example he has taught in Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and Israel. He is currently on the faculty in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania where he is developing a child and family subspecialty. He also provides ongoing family therapy training to a diverse group of community based treatment programs at Astor Home for Children in New York State.

Mr. Fussner has a longstanding interest in bringing systems concepts to the field of early childhood mental health. He currently works in the inner city of Philadelphia as a clinical consultant to the school district’s Head Start Program. Since 2006, he has served on the Committee on Children’s Mental Health at the Pennsylvania Providers Association.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Children and Youth Division of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services,

Mr. Fussner began his career at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. During his 20 years there he served as Associate Director and Senior Faculty member of the Family Therapy Training Center (8 years) and Treatment Team Leader on the Child and Family Inpatient Unit (8 years). Mr. Fussner brings firsthand knowledge and a wealth of experience to training therapists to provide family based clinical services to children and adolescents in their home and community. For example, he was a member of the original work group at PCGC which designed the first training curriculum, then served as one of the core faculty members providing FBMHS training for many years.