Froma Walsh, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Chicago Center for Family Health and Firestone Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago
Froma Walsh, PhD is Co-Founder & Co-Director, Chicago Center for Family Health and Firestone Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago. Dr. Walsh, is the foremost expert on family resilience, with extensive experience in situations of trauma and complicated loss; disruptive family transitions; and multi-stress, chronic conditions. Her research-informed family resilience framework is widely applied in research, clinical practice, and community-based services. Her collaborative, multi-level systemic practice approach integrates developmental, relational, socio-cultural, and multi-faith spiritual perspectives.
Dr. Walsh, a Clinical Psychologist, is Past President, American Family Therapy Academy; Past Editor, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy; and recipient of many awards for her distinguished contributions to the mental health field. With 120+ scholarly publications, her books, most notably, Strengthening Family Resilience (3rd ed., 2016); and Normal Family Processes (4th ed., 2016), have been translated in many languages. She is a valued speaker and consultant nationally and internationally.
Dr. Walsh received her BA degree (honors, in Psychology), the University of California, Berkeley; MSW, Smith College; and PhD. (Human Development & Behavioral Sciences), the University of Chicago.