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James R. Corbin

James R. Corbin, MSW, LSW

Former Clinical Director of the Family Center


234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101


  • PhD Candidate, Clinical Social Work Institute
  • MSW, Temple University
  • BA, Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University


Mr. Corbin received his master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University and his bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a doctoral candidate from the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, D.C. For seventeen years, he has been a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a specialty in childhood mental illness and individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and their families. Since 2008, he has served as full-time clinical faculty and instructor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Temple University.  In Fall of 2014, he was appointed at the MSW Program Assistant Director. Additionally, he is the Clinical Director and Lead Developer of the Family Center at Temple University Harrisburg. He is a volunteer therapist for Give An Hour and is an active member of PACares and the Harrisburg Regional Planning Team for Operation Military Kids. His recent work includes the development of the College of Public Health/School of Social Work’s online postgraduate Certificate in Military Counseling program. Mr. Corbin has written and presented extensively on the subject of neuroscience, trauma, and attachment and the impact on clinical practice and has been a featured presenter for the National Association of Social Workers at their Annual Conference. He was recently the keynote speaker at the Veterans Administration on the subject of Ethical Practice and the Invisible Wounds of War. An article on the biopsychosocial implications of attachment was published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. He was a featured guest on the NPR program “Radio Smart Talk” as an expert on the subject of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Two recent articles on clinical supervision and ethics in practice appear in separate issues of The New Social Worker journal. He published an article on the ethical implications for disclosure of HIV status in The Journal of Clinical Ethics.

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Health Services 
  • Child Welfare
  • Childhood Development
  • Developmental Disabilities 
  • Evidence Based Practice 
  • Family Relationships
  • Foster Care
  • Loss and Grief 
  • Mental Health
  • Suicide 
  • Trauma 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Veterans and Service Members