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Robert Taibbi, LCSW


Robert Taibbi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 46 years of experience primarily in community mental health working with children, couples and families as a clinician, supervisor and clinical director. 

He is the author of 12 books including The Art of the First Session; Doing Couples Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners; Doing Family Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice; Clinical Social Work Supervision; Therapy Boot Camp: Action-Oriented Brief Approaches to Anxiety, Anger, & Depression; Brief Therapy with Couples & Families in Crisis, and Process-Focused Therapy. He has published over 300 magazine and journal articles, and has contributed chapters to several books, including the Encyclopedia of Couple & Family Therapy and Favorite Counseling Techniques: 55 Masters Share Their Secrets, which cited him among the top 100 therapists in the country. 

In addition, Robert currently writes an online column entitled Fixing Families for Psychology Today which has over 13 million hits, has served as an advice columnist for several magazines, and has received three national writing awards for Best Consumer Health Writing.  

Robert provides trainings both nationally and internationally in couple therapy, family therapy, brief therapy, and clinical supervision. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina, and has served as adjunct professor at several universities. He is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, VA.