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Mr. Craig W. Clark, LMFT

Mr. Craig W. Clark, LMFT
Associate Professor
John F. Kennedy University
cclark@jfku.edu
(408) 874-7717

Mr. Clark is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with private practice offices in Soquel and Santa Clara, California. He earned his masters degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He became interested in foster and adoptive populations while an intern with Future Families, a licensed foster and adoption agency, where he worked as therapist and case manager serving to support and maintain children and adolescents in therapeutic foster and adoptive homes. In that capacity, he also led parenting groups and taught foster parent licensing classes. In 1999 he helped provide the first series of eight Adoption Clinical Trainings to mental health professionals and social workers in Santa Clara County, California.

Mr. Clark's areas of special interest include working with children and adolescents with histories of abuse, trauma, neglect and/or loss of caregivers. Often these children have poor attachment qualities and suffer from symptoms of insecure attachment. In 2004, he began training in the Theraplay method and has completed training through the level of Advanced Theraplay and Marschak Interaction Method workshops. He is currently on the Board of the Theraplay Institute and is a certified Theraplay therapist. In October 2009, he helped to facilitate the Theraplay Conference at the Campbell campus.

Mr. Clark is Associate Professor at John F. Kennedy University, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches courses in Clinical Skills, Human Sexuality, Child and Adolescent Treatment, Advanced Child and Adolescent Treatment, Theories of Therapeutic Practice, Clinical Application of Attachment Theory, Psychopathology, workshops on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Abuse and Asperger's Syndrome. He is a clinical supervisor at the JFK University Community Counseling Center in Sunnyvale, CA. Additional faculty duties include: Chairperson of the GSPP Academic Standard and Curriculum Committee, member of the JFK University Faculty Senate Executive Committee, and member of the JKF University Academic Standards Committee.

Education

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1973
M.A., John F. Kennedy University, 1996