• Dr. Scher has over 30 years of clinical experience working with adolescents (ages 12 and up,) adults, couples and groups. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology, cum laude, from the University of Rochester in 1976, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 1978 from Temple University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 1983. She is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania, license # PS004103L.

    Dr. Scher’s clinical practice includes providing psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups with special interests in eating disorders, women’s issues and clinical supervision. She was the Director of Psychology Training at the Graduate Hospital Eating Disorders Service. She is a consultant for the City of Philadelphia, assessing police, correctional officers and youth detention counselor candidates. She has provided clinical supervision at the University of Pennsylvania, Immaculata College, and Widener University and instructed both undergraduate and graduate students at Villanova and Rutgers Universities and Immaculata College. Most recently, Dr. Scher designed and taught a semester long course entitled Eating and Weight Disorders to the doctoral psychology students in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University.

    Dr. Scher is on the Board of the American Anorexia/Bulimia Association of Greater Philadelphia where she has been the secretary since 2005. She was an Accreditation Site Visitor for the American Psychological Association and is a Member-at-large on the Board of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Delaware Valley Group Psychotherapy Society.

    Dr. Scher presents frequently to professional and lay audiences on eating disorder topics. Examples include: eating disorders in early adolescence, socio-cultural issues and eating disorders, improving body image, relationship patterns in eating disorder patients, and eating disorders across the life span. Each year since 1995, she has presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention. With the advent of the 2013 release of the DSM V, Dr. Scher will present on the inclusion of Binge Eating Disorder to the manual, as well as other modifications to the diagnostic criteria for the other Eating Disorders. In addition, she has presented several workshops at the Renfrew Center Foundation Annual Conference. To see Dr. Scher’s resume, click here

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