Joan Atwood, Ph.D.

Hofstra Univerisity
Hempstead NY 11550

Phone: 516-764-2526

Dr. Atwood has published fifteen books and over 100 journal articles.   She serves on the Editorial Board of most journals in the field; she holds Diplomate status and is a Clinical Supervisor on the American Board of Sexology; she has been elected to the National Academy of Social Workers; is a certified Imago therapist; and has served on the President’s Commission for Domestic Policy. Among her many projects, Dr. Atwood is the co-developer of the P.E.A.C.E. Program (Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness), a court based educational program for parents obtaining a divorce.
She is in private practice in Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy in Rockville Centre, New York City, and Sag Harbor New York. She states that her preferred methods of doing therapy is to go on a journey with her clients to learn about their problematic “stuck points” and to assist them in moving forward. On this journey, empowerment and growth are two key factors that she strives to achieve.

Dr. Atwood states, “I have studied psychology, sex therapy, and marriage and family therapy for many years, collecting a Doctorate and 3 Masters Degrees along the way. In addition, I did many years of post graduate work. My most substantive learning though comes from my many years of working with clients.”