Founder, Building Bridges
John Brendler, MSW, ACSW, LMFT
John Brendler, MSW, ACSW, LMFT is a nationally and internationally known family therapist and teacher of family therapy. He is recognized for his expertise in working with the most difficult problems and relationship conflicts with families and couples. He is a co-author of Madness, Chaos, and Violence: Therapy with Families at the Brink (Harper Collins,1991) and author of numerous articles on therapy with families overwhelmed by dangerous symptoms and caught in destructive patterns. He is the former Director of the Family Hospitalization Program of the Child and Family Inpatient Service at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and Associate Clinical Director of the Child and Family Inpatient Service at PCGC where he worked for 17 years. He consults to schools, psychiatric hospitals, residential and day treatment facilities, substance abuse programs, outpatient mental health clinics, and a wealth management firm in the Philadelphia area. In the last 8 years he has developed a focus on organizational development and mentoring leaders on leadership. He is the founder of Building Bridges, an interdisciplinary healing context in Media, Pa, where he works in his private practice with families, couples, groups, and individuals and conducts supervision groups and training of clinicians working with families.