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Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is a family therapist, health and wellness executive, and author who has been helping individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations achieve health and success for more than 25 years. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Ken earned his B.A. in biopsychology at Cornell University and Master of Social Work (MSW) at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He completed a three year post-graduate program in family therapy at The Multicultural Family Institute, Highland Park, New Jersey, where he now serves on the board of directors. Ken also serves on the board of directors of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence.
Ken has led monthly pet loss groups since 2002. He is a lifelong animal companion enthusiast, having shared his home with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, cockatiels, finches, chinchillas, guinea pigs, turtles, mice, one horse, and one rat. A special rat, indeed, Nero sat on Ken's shoulder eating peanuts while Ken studied late into the evenings at college.
Ken is the author of two previous books. Making Love, Playing Power: Men, Women, & the Rewards of Intimate Justice, published in 2008, helps readers recognize misuse of power as the source of most relationship problems. Making Love, Playing Power provides step-by-step guidance that helps readers make mutual respect, fairness, and love the foundation of their intimate partnerships. Transformative Family Therapy: Just Families in a Just Society, a family therapy textbook written by Ken and two coauthors, was published in 2007. Ken has also authored several articles and book chapters.
Ken has spoken at corporations, universities, community centers,schools, and hospitals. He has made presentations at professional conferences across the United States and in Canada, including The Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium (Washington, DC), The Annual Culture Conference of The Multicultural Family Institute and Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), The Annual Conference of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (Toronto, ON), and The Annual Conference of The American Family Therapy Academy (Vancouver, BC).Ken has been interviewed and quoted by Human Resource Executive, Smart Money, Fox Business News, Reuters, and other media.
As Vice President, Health and Wellness, at Prudential, Ken leads the team that delivers behavioral health services to employees and organizational leaders.
Ken is a father and husband who lives with his family in Palmer, Massachusetts, and Newark, New Jersey.