Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Ed.D., LCSW, LMFT, has worked for 40 years in the fields of adoption, child welfare, family systems, and organizational development. She provides consulting, training, and program and intervention design to schools, businesses, and non-profit agencies.
Dr. Pavao draws on a wide range of academic disciplines—psychology, adult learning, conflict management, family systems, child welfare, organizational development and leadership—to help families and organizations meet the challenges they face.
In partnership with The Bassuk Center, Dr. Pavao brings her expertise to address the connections between foster care, adoption, and homelessness. Her systemic, intergenerational, and developmental framework is presented in her critically acclaimed book The Family of Adoption.