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Douglas Behan

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Continuing Education

DSW, Rutgers

Douglas Behan’s areas of practice include individual, family, and group psychotherapy, the evidence-based factors that make psychotherapy effective, and working with medically ill patients.


Dr. Douglas Behan is the Director of the Office of Continuing Education and an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. He has been at the Rutgers School of Social Work since 2007. He enjoys leading the nation’s largest university-based social work continuing education program and teaching the courses Clinical Social Work I & II in the MSW program.

Dr. Behan has over 30 years of experience in a variety of social work settings. He has worked extensively in the mental health field as a clinician, supervisor, and administrator. He was the director of an outpatient psychology and addiction department and was on staff at a physical rehabilitation & brain injury hospital where he coordinated mental health services and provided training to the medical staff. In his career, he has enjoyed developing many programs including the school’s continuing education program, professional conferences and certificate programs, international training programs in China and India, a domestic violence treatment program, a children's intensive outpatient program, and an intensive outpatient detoxification program. Dr. Behan has a deep connection to Rutgers where he has earned his undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Courses Taught: 

  • Clinical Social Work I
  • Clinical Social Work II


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