Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Nedra Fetterman, PhD

Nedra Fetterman, PhD

Nedra Fetterman, PhD is an internationally recognized couples therapist and trainer. She is a certified Gestalt and Imago Therapist, and teaches couples therapy in the psychiatry residency program.  In her work with the residents, Dr, Fetterman fosters the development of a skill set for couples’ work that incorporates the complexity and richness of social context and the relationships within which couples have lived and developed. 

She has trained and supervised therapists in the principles and practices of Imago Relationship Therapy and has presented nationally the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop. Dr. Fetterman incorporates the most recent research on the neurobiology of attachment in her work with couples, advancing theory and expanding scholarship of the Imago approach.

Dr. Fetterman received her PhD. from Bryn Mawr College and completed post-graduate couple and family training at Council for Relationships and The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. 

Dr. Fetterman is currently a Senior Fellow of The Global Dialogue Institute at Haverford College, and a faculty member of Imago Relationships International. In 2013 she was an invited guest speaker at a Penn Behavioral Health Symposium, "For Better or For Worse: Strengthening Couple Functioning in Health and Illness" and the Global Philosophy Forum at Haverford College, "Making Sense of our Evolutionary Shift to Integrative Healing."

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