Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Company: Drexel University
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Harry Aponte, Clinical Associate Professor at Drexel University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental health education.
An altruistic man who has always striven to help others, Mr. Aponte has dedicated his career to serving as a therapist and a mental health educator. He has worked as a clinical associate professor for Drexel University since 1980, helping hundreds of students learn how to be successful therapists. In preparation for his inspiring career, he earned a Master of Social Work from the School of Social Work at Fordham University and holds certification in social work as well as marriage and family therapy in the state of Pennsylvania. Recognized for his excellence, Mr. Aponte has been presented honorary doctorate degrees from Drexel University and the University of Maryland.
In addition to his duties at Drexel University, Mr. Apone has privately practiced since 1974, offering brief and long-term therapy for his clients. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Apone worked as the director for the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic from 1975 to 1979. He has written the book “Bread & Spirit: Therapy with the New Poor” as well as co-edited “The Person of the Therapist Training Model: Mastering the Use of Self” so that prospective mental health professionals can learn from his experiences. Bettering any organization with which he is affiliated, Mr. Apone has held membership with the National Association of Social Workers, the American Association Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Family Therapy Academy.
Mr. Aponte has spent his career trying to refining and developing his skills as a psychotherapist and as a family therapist. Fully concerned with the well-being of others, he became interested and in how individuals’ mental health affected a community as a whole, deciding to pursue teaching as a way to have as widespread an effect as possible. His efforts have not gone unnoticed as he has been lauded with the Outstanding Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy in 2001 and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy and Practice Award from the American Family Therapy Academy in 1992. Mr. Aponte has been presented with the prestigious The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in Who’s Who in America as a testament to his notoriety.
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