The Center for Professional Development

Clinical Certificate Program:
Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Faculty and Supervisor Bios


Marjorie Adis, MSW, LCSW,
is in private practice in Merion and Center City.  She works with couples and individuals in long-term psychodynamic relational psychotherapy, as well as providing clinical supervision.  She is active in the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work.

Miriam Field, MSS, LCSW, has an active private practice treating individuals of all ages and couples in Merion and Center City.  She provides clinical supervision on a sliding scale basis. A psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, she teaches in the adult and child psychotherapy training programs. She is a past president and founder of the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Thought.

Karen Fraley, MSS, LCSW, BCD, is in private practice in Exton, Pa., providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy to individuals and couples, and clinical supervision to therapists. She holds a certification in Object Relations Therapy from the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in Chevy Chase, MD. She is an active faculty member at IPI and a founding member of the Philadelphia Psychotherapy Study Center. She is a Fellow member of PSCSW. She has studied the work of Wilfred Bion and authored a paper about his ideas, Bion's Model of the Mind, published in the journal Psychoanalytic Social Work.

Leda Sportolari, MSW, LCSW, is in private practice in Bala Cynwyd, working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has a particular interest in working with young children and their families, using an attachment-based perspective to understand and treat social-emotional-behavioral problems. Leda is past-president of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work and is an adjunct faculty member at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.  She is a therapist and consultation group leader with A Home Within, a nonprofit organization that offers pro-bono ongoing therapy to children and youth who are in or have been in foster care. She offers sliding scale clinical supervision to MSWs pursuing LCSW licensure.

Peggy Vogt, MSW, LCSW, is on staff at the Drexel University College of Medicine Outpatient Psychiatry Service, where she practices psychotherapy and provides supervision to trainees from a range of mental health disciplines.  Her professional interests include trauma and abuse; mindfulness in psychotherapy; and clinical supervision.  Peggy has a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision from the Smith College School for Social Work and is also adjunct faculty for Smith’s M.S.W. program.  In addition, she is currently an adjunct instructor for Drexel University's Creative Arts in Therapy program and a former member of PSCSW’s Education Committee.

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