Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W.

Stephen J. Betchen

Stephen J. Betchen earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice with a specialization in marriage and family therapy. He subsequently trained at Penn's renowned Marriage Council of Philadelphia, and completed fellowships in psychology (sex therapy) at The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University and in psychoanalysis (Freudian) at The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and an AASECT Certified Supervisor. He maintains a private practice in Cherry Hill, NJ and also supervises in the Couples and Family Therapy Graduate Program at Thomas Jefferson University where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor. He also serves as a Lecturer and Senior Supervisor in the Council for Relationships' Post-Graduate Program. Dr. Betchen is the author of numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and magazine/newspaper columns on relationships as well as the critically acclaimed book, Intrusive Partners-Elusive Mates: The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic in Couples (Routledge, 2005). His latest book is Magnetic Partners: Discover How the Hidden Conflict That Once Attracted You to Each Other Is Now Driving You Apart (Free Press, 2010).

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Magnetic Partners

What pulled you together maybe pulling you apart.