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Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is a family therapist, organizational consultant, author, speaker, and trainer with over twenty years experience in the arena of personal, organizational, and community empowerment. With titles that include “Dismantling White Male Privilege within Family Therapy” and “Respect for Human Differences? It Begins with Truth,” his book chapters and journal articles fuel a growing trend within family therapy that promotes fairness as the basis for healthy relationships and a healthy society.
Making Love, Playing Power: Men, Women, & the Rewards of Intimate Justice, Ken's relationship-help book, was published in 2008. Making Love, Playing Power helps readers recognize misuse of power as the source of most relationship problems. It provides step-by-step guidance that helps readers make mutual respect, fairness, and love the foundation of their intimate partnerships.
Transformative Family Therapy: Just Families in a Just Society, an advanced level family therapy textbook written by Ken and two coauthors, was published in 2007.
Ken brings passion for social justice to his speaking engagements at corporations, universities, professional associations, community organizations, police departments, school-based organizations, and hospitals. He has made presentations at professional conferences across the United States and in Canada, including The Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium (Washington, DC), The Medical College Of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University’s “Masters of Family Therapy Conference Series” (Philadelphia, PA), The Annual Culture Conference of The Multicultural Family Institute and Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), The Annual Conference of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (Toronto, ON), and The Annual Conference of The American Family Therapy Academy (Vancouver, BC).
As Vice President, Health and Wellness, at a multinational corporation, Ken coaches business leaders and human resources professionals to maximize fairness and compassion within their organizations and work teams. He leads the company’s workplace violence prevention and consultation team. Ken has been interviewed by Human Resource Executive, Smart Money, Fox Business News, Reuters, and other media outlets.
Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in biopsychology at Cornell University and his master's degree in social work at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He completed a three year post-graduate program in family therapy at The Family Institute of New Jersey (recently renamed The Multicultural Family Institute). He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ken is also credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and Domestic Violence Specialist (DVS).
For more than eleven years Ken has facilitated a pet loss group at St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey. Watch for his forthcoming book, The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice from Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups.