Linda Perlman Gordon

Linda Perlman Gordon has co-authored with Susan Shaffer books entitled, Why Boys Don't Talk and Why It Matters: A Parents Survival Guide to Connecting With Your Teen and Why Girls Talk and What They're Really Saying: A Parent's Survival Guide to Connecting With Your Teen (January 2005, McGraw Hill) . They are also the co-authors of Mom, Can I Move Back in With You? A Survival Guide for Parents of Twentysomethings (April 2004, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam). As a result of this work, she has spoken to parent groups and educators nationally, and she has been the subject of numerous interviews and articles in print, radio and television.

Linda Perlman Gordon, LCSW-C, M.Ed., is a clinical social worker, family therapist, and educator. She is currently a member of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, a coalition of lawyers, mental health professionals and judges in Maryland dedicated to protecting the interests of children affected by divorce. She has directed a court-mandated parenting seminar for divorcing parents, and as a member of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, developed the Supervised Visitation Program for Montgomery County , MD. Ms. Gordon has been invited to several judicial institutes to speak to newly appointed family court judges on issues related to children and divorce. Ms. Gordon has taught seminars on the subjects of divorce and blended families, trained seminar leaders, and developed programs concerning mental health issues for children. As a psychotherapist at the Chesapeake Institute, Ms. Gordon worked with abused children and their non-abusing parent to address the trauma caused by abuse.

During the 1970's, as co-director of The McEwan School, in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , she designed curriculum and successfully spearheaded the school's licensing process. Previously in her capacity as a reading specialist at the St. Agnes School of Pittsburgh, she designed and implemented an innovative laboratory program, to focus its goals on the school's most disruptive children and was successful in all cases in dramatically sparking their interest in learning.

Linda Perlman Gordon was invited to participate in "The White House Conference on Teenagers, 2000," hosted by President Clinton and First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton , She has a private psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC treating individuals, couples, and families.