Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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Chasin, Richard and Laura

  • Lorna LondonEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_1119-1


Chasin, Richard & Laura


Richard and Laura Chasin were a couple devoted to making the world a better place through their clinical interventions and civic engagements. Their career paths, though slightly different, served as a platform for helping to advocate for those in need. Married in 1971, and the parents of three children and three step-children, Richard and Laura Chasin spent their lives working as clinicians and social advocates, dedicated to the service of others.


Laura Chasin was born and raised in New York. As a college student at Bryn Mawr College, she earned a bachelor’s degree in art history. Following her undergraduate work, Laura continued her studies at Harvard University where she received a M.A. in government and a M.S.W. from Simmons College (Boston Globe 2015). Laura also completed postgraduate training in the areas of family therapy and psychodrama, which served to guide much of her later work. Laura and her colleagues at the Family...

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Key Citations

  1. Chasin, R. (2018). Curriculum vitae. http://www.richardchasinmd.com/
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA