Dan Gilmore, MA, LPC

Dan Gilmore, MA, LPC, has been a member of the core faculty at the Center for Family Based Training since 2019.   He teaches multiple modules in the Foundations of Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) series and has led trainings on trauma, ethics in home-based family therapy, and ESFT supervision.  Dan’s trainees know him to be passionate about their growth and development through direct supervision and training.  

His teaching is grounded in direct clinical experience.  For example, he has worked over 15 years in community mental health, most of which was in Pennsylvania’s Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS). He has served multiple roles in this innovative intensive, in-home program, including front-line therapist, clinical supervisor, and program director. Prior to FBMHS, Dan worked in BHRS, extended assessment, and provided consultation to local behavioral health agencies.   

In addition to teaching and training, Dan has held several clinical leadership positions. Currently he is Senior Clinical Director in the Children and Family Services division at Merakey USA, where he provides quality improvement support to multiple community-based programs.  Prior to that, he was the Director of Clinical Development at Child and Family Focus where he supervised all outpatient clinicians, served as site supervisor for interns, served as team-lead on the trauma informed council, and oversaw training needs for the agency. Dan also currently has a private practice where he sees youth, families, and couples.     

Dan earned a master’s in counseling psychology from Eastern University, where he currently is an adjunct professor, teaching Marriage and Family Therapy and Life Span Development. Dan obtained his family-based training as a Mental Health Professional through the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. He earned his certification as a Family Based Clinical Supervisor through the Center for Family Based Training. Dan also has extensive training is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Practices, and Suicide Prevention.