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Thomas W. Treadwell, Ed.D., C.G.P., T.E.P.


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Regularly Scheduled Training
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Addictions & Substance Abuse
Education (Elementary, Secondary, Colleges & Universities)
Mental Health Professional

As a group therapist I find effectiveness is better achieved when patient(s),student(s), and therapist(s) work cooperatively and collaboratively as a therapeutic team. An inter-active action-oriented group focus is my treatment of choice in helping people re-adjust in modifying their communication and behavioral patterns to bring about positive change. Thus my role as a therapist is to act as an agent of change, an analyst for providing a cognitive-action framework for change, a producer to utilize appropriate action techniques for personal risk taking and self-disclosure, and a leader in managing the group climate as a supportive network. Cognitive group psychotherapy is a modality utilizing guided action, dramatic, and cognitive techniques in examining conflicts, predicaments, and crisis situations that are fathered/mothered in group or individual settings. The action and cognitive techniques are designed to facilitate individual and group expression(s) with respect to perceptions of thoughts, feelings, and behavior that are central to creating a sense of community among group members. Groups provide a natural human laboratory that demonstrate to patients that they are not alone and that there is optimism for creating positive change. The modality is powerful because it allows patients to experience their problems being played out in group sessions by others (role-playing), learning quickly that one is not alone. As a result, group participants become part of a therapeutic community by sharing conflicts, supporting each other in rehearsing new ways of coping with life situations, and experimenting with alternate ways of behaving.

I enjoy my work facilitating groups in a collaborative action-oriented environment. The cooperative atmosphere gives individuals the opportunity to share familiar experiences with fellow human beings in a cohesive therapeutic community

Primary Address

Department of Psychology
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Office Phone: (610) 436-2723
Fax: (610) 436-2846


2nd Office Address

Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
Center for Cognitive Therapy
3535 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office Phone: (215) 746-0448
Fax: (215) 898-1865

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