Edward P. Hanna, DSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor

Edward P. Hanna, DSW, LCSW

Contact Information


Office: Old Main 340, Kutztown University
Phone: 484-646-4271
Fax: 610-683-4383

University of Pennsylvania, DSW; University of Pennsylvania, MSW; Colby College, BS

Dr. Hanna has over thirty years’ experience in the field having served as a direct practitioner, supervisor, and director of mental health and drug/alcohol programs. Leaving his last position as President and CEO of an East Coast Mental Health provider system, Dr. Hanna has spent the last 17 years in private practice as a therapist, mediator, consultant, and educator.

He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (PA), a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, an Advanced Practitioner Member (Family Mediation) of The Association for Conflict Resolution, an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution), and holds memberships and positions in many other organizations.

Dr. Hanna continues in private practice and conducts trainings and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for local and national organizations and Employee Assistance Programs. He is a contracted mediator for families, groups, communities and organizations, including The United States Postal Service and Berks County Family Court. Further, as a credentialed child behavioral specialist and Military Family Life Consultant, Dr. Hanna provides support to military members and their families for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Hanna’s research interests include advanced practice theory development and family systems

Recent Scholarship, Publication and Presentations:

Hanna, Edward P. (April 26, 2014). Purpose and Process in Mediation: Strategies, Tactics and Ethics. 28th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Harrisburg, PA.

Hanna, Edward P. (2013). A cognitive emotional methodology for critical thinking. Advances in applied sociology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 20-25.

Hanna, Edward P. (October 11, 2013). Building Skills: Functional Values and Ethics in Practice. Annual Conference of the PA Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Lancaster PA.

Hanna, Edward P. (October 3, 2013). Critical Thinking in Case Management: A Cognitive Emotional Model. 19th Annual Conference of the National Association of Case Management, Atlantic City, NJ.

Hanna, Edward P. (October 2, 2013). The Family-in-Environment Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities for Case Management. 19th Annual Conference of the National Association of Case Management, Atlantic City.