Janneke van Beusekom, LCSW (she/her)

Faculty Member


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Economics, 1984
  • MSS, 1994
  • GTIP graduate, 1997

Professional Experience

I’m a semi-retired therapist in private practice in Lancaster, Pa. and a faculty member at GTIP. Prior to entering clinical social work I was an Economics professor.

About Me

I was first introduced to Gestalt Therapy Theory in my own therapy, which served as a stepping stone to applying for the Masters program at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Since my student years there and at the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia, Gestalt Therapy Theory has informed my way of thinking and being well beyond that of the clinical setting. As we enter the decade of the 2020s, I find the usefulness of the theory continuing to grow as I apply it to the important issues of our time and as our community faces issues of our own systemic racism, narrow understandings of gender, and other limiting views around social location and power.