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Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D.

Arlene Gordon
Director, Brief Therapy Institute
Dept. of Family Therapy
Phone: (954) 262-3032 Fax: (954) 262-3968
Office: Maltz 1082


  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. Nova University
  • M.S. Queens College
  • B.S. Long Island University

Professional Interests

Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D., is a licensed family therapist and adjunct faculty. As a family therapist, she is trained to work with people facing diverse challenges that affect their daily lives. She is the director of the Brief Therapy Institute (BTI), which includes NSU's Family Therapy Clinic that provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Gordon's relationship with NSU began in 1982 as a first grade teacher at the University School. She then enrolled as a doctoral student, and became an adjunct professor for Farquar, Fischler and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at NSU. She specializes in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. She provides SFBT trainings and consultations in the tri-county area, as well as nationally. In 1993, Dr. Gordon developed Families Facing Solutions, which is designed to train practitioners working directly with families.

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