Phone: 484-440-9740, ext. 701
Certified School Psychologist
Co-founder and Director of the Media office
Dr. Mary Rourke is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist in Pennsylvania. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, and completed internship training at the Child Guidance Center of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She also completed specialized fellowship training in pediatric psychology at CHOP, where she continued to work for more than 10 years, providing psychological services to families managing serious pediatric illness. Mary co-directs Dragonfly Psychological Associates, and works with children, adolescents, families, and adults to address a wide array of mental health concerns. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, where she also co-directs the Widener Child Therapy Clinic.
Mary has a broad range of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults around mental health issues that commonly affect today’s families, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, family conflict, and behavior concerns. She has a special interest in helping children and families manage the stresses associated with serious medical illness. Mary has focused training in family therapy, and integrates cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques into her work. She also provides individual therapy and parenting support. She commonly consults with school teams, pediatricians and other medical specialists, and others who are involved in the lives of the children and adolescents with whom she works.
Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Bryn Mawr College
M.A. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Bryn Mawr College
B.A. in Psychology, Smith College
Predoctoral Internship at the Child Guidance Center of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, CHOP Division of Oncology
Widener University, 2010-present. Associate Professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.
Widener Child Therapy Clinic, 2011-present. Co-founder and Co-director.
Center for Child Assessment and Therapy (CCAT), 2010-2014. Psychologist
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:
2008 – 2010, Associate Director, Behavioral Health Integrated Program
2005 – 2010, Co-Director, Predoctoral Internship Program, Department of Psychology
2004 – 2008, Director of Psychosocial Services, Division of Oncology
2000 – 2004, Psychologist, Division of Oncology
Bryn Mawr College, Department of Psychology, 2006 – 2009. Adjunct Lecturer