Froma Walsh PhD

Froma Walsh, PhD, a Clinical Psychologist, is Co-Founder & Co-Director, Chicago Center for Family Health and the Firestone Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago. Dr. Walsh, a leader in the field of family therapy, is the foremost expert on family resilience, with extensive experience in situations of trauma, complicated loss, and multi-stress conditions. Her research-informed family resilience framework is applied worldwide in research and community-based intervention and prevention. Her collaborative, multi-level systemic practice approach integrates developmental, relational, socio-cultural, and multi-faith spiritual perspectives.

Dr. Walsh is Past President, American Family Therapy Academy; Past Editor, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy; and recipient of many awards for her distinguished contributions to the mental health field. With 120+ scholarly publications, her articles and books have been translated in Portuguese, Spanish and other languages, notably, Strengthening Family Resilience (3rd ed., 2016) and Normal family processes (4th ed., 2016). She is an inspiring speaker and valued consultant internationally.

Additional:Dr. Walsh received her BA (honors, in Psychology), the University of California, Berkeley; MSW, Smith College; and PhD. (Human Development & Behavioral Sciences), the University of Chicago; and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.