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About David P. Osterhout, LCSW, BCD

David P. Osterhout, LCSW, BCD is a structural family therapist, with 34 years of experience working with children and their families.

He specializes in Neuro-Developmental, Learning and Behavioral Pathology and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders. His private practice of 27 years, is based on the cutting edge of research that brings Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurology, Medication, Learning and Educational Rights together to help families understand themselves and their loved ones.

He is Board Certified to evaluate, diagnose, treat and testify as an expert witness in his area of expertise of psychiatric disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, in fifty states.

David received his Masters degree (MSW) in Clinical Social Work at Rutgers University and his training in structural family therapy from Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. He has been affiliated with Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic since 1978, which merged into Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Seashore House and University of Pennsylvania department of Psychiatry. His credentials include Board Certified Forensic Evaluator (ACCFC), Board Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CCBT), Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and has achieved status as a Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW). He was awarded a Diplomate membership of the National Registry of Clinical Social Workers (DCSW). These credentials meet National standards of training, experience and supervision established by the American College of Certified Forensic Counselors, National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, The American Board of Examiners of Clinical Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers. He is also a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), in the State of New Jersey.

A focus of his private practice, as a New Jersey School Social Worker (LSSW), has been to present his clients' needs at Child Study Team meetings in over 40 school districts, in the Tri-State area. When necessary, he represents his clients' needs as an expert witness for educational due process hearings in Administrative Court proceedings.

A private practice like no other

David is a founding member of CH.A.D.D (CHildren with Attention Deficit Disorder) of South Jersey and was a member of their Professional Advisory Board for 20 years. He also was the Professional Facilitator and Advisor for the National Tourettes Association support groups of South Jersey for 24 years. He is a co-founder of two professional think tank groups that, by design, research and experiment with various multi-disciplinary treatment modalities in treating Neuro-Developmental and Neuro-Psychological Disorders. He also is a member of two Clinical peer supervision groups of therapeutic processing skills. He functions as a court neutral expert witness for Burlington County Family Courts in differential diagnosing and recommendations.

David's range of experience in Mental Health Disorders and the pathology that affects learning, behavior and function is extensive and diversified. His own battle with Attention and Learning brings a unique mixture of understanding and experience to his style of helping families. Protecting children in any setting is his highest priority!

David's office is located at:  769 East Route 70, Suite C-150, Elmwood Business Center, Marlton, NJ  08053   

Office phone:  856-782-8383


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