Jorge Colapinto, L.M.F.T., has over 40 years of experience as a therapist, teacher, and consultant in family therapy and social services, both in this country and abroad. Born in Argentina, where he obtained his psychology degree from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in 1967, he moved to the United States in 1976 and for the next 18 years collaborated with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, first at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and later at the Family Studies Institute in New York. In 1984 he also joined the faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where he trained family therapists and directed the 12-year-long Foster Care Project. In 2002/2003 he served at the New York City Child Welfare Advisory Panel. Currently Mr. Colapinto is Executive Consultant for Training and Educational Development at the Minuchin Center for the Family, and a regular consultant to the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and its contract agencies.
Mr. Colapinto has written and lectured both nationally and internationally on structural family therapy, training and supervision, and the application of family systems concepts to social services, including writing several practice manuals for social service providers. He has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Education and at LaSalle University’s PsyD Program, and currently teaches at the Drexel University’s Marriage and Family Program. His co-authored book with Patricia and Salvador Minuchin “Working with Families of the Poor” is now in its second edition and has been translated into Chinese, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is a member of AFTA and AAMFT. He is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both New York and Pennsylvania.