Edgette, Janet Sasson 1956-

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EDGETTE, Janet Sasson 1956-


Born May 7, 1956, in New York, NY; daughter of Leon (a physician) and Sarah (a homemaker) Sasson; married John Edgette (a psychologist); children: three sons. Education: Union College (Schenectady, NY), B.S., 1978; University of Oklahoma, M.P.H., 1979; Hahnemann University, Psy.D., 1987.


Home—660 Exton Commons, Exton, PA 19341. Office—Rosemont Plaza, Suite 25, 1062 Lancaster Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010; fax: 610-363-2777. Agent—Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, 1 Union Sq. W., Suite 904, New York, NY 10003. E-mail—[email protected]


Devereux Foundation, Berwyn, PA, staff psychologist, 1987-90; in private practice of psychology, specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy and in sport psychology for equestrians, 1989—. Immaculata College, coordinator of clinical training, 1990-91. Milton H. Erickson Institute of Philadelphia, co-director, 1987—; Brief Therapy Center of Philadelphia, founder and co-director, 1996—. Workshop presenter in the United States and abroad, including Mexico, Russia, and Yugoslavia; public speaker; consultant to Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care, Inc. and Jewish Family and Children's Services. Also professional equestrian in show-jumping field.


Media Award, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 1994.


The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy, Brunner/Mazel (New York, NY), 1994.

Heads Up! Practical Sport Psychology for Riders, Their Families, and Their Trainers, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1996.

Candor, Connection, and Enterprise in Adolescent Therapy, W. W. Norton and Co. (New York, NY), 2001.

Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent, Penguin (New York, NY), 2002.

Rider's Edge: Overcoming the Psychological Challenges of Riding (collected columns), Primedia Enthusiast Publications (New York, NY), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy, edited by M. A. Freeman, K. M. Simon, and others, Plenum (New York, NY), 1989; and Current Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy: Solutions, Strategies, Narratives, edited by J. J. Edgette and W. J. Matthews, Brunner/Mazel (New York, NY), 1998. Monthly columnist, Practical Horseman, 1994—. Contributor to psychology and equestrian journals, including Psychotherapy Family Therapy Networker, Quarter Horse Journal, Morgan Horse, Ericksonian Monographs, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

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