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Dorothy Stroh Becvar

family therapist

Dorothy Stroh Becvar, American family therapist. Licensed clinical social worker, Missouri. Recipient Outstanding Contributions to Missouri Children and Families award Missouri Children's Services Commission, 1987, Outstanding Service to the Profession Merit award Missouri Association Marriage and Family Therapy, 1987, 92.


Becvar, Dorothy Stroh was born on March 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Scott Muir and Dorothy Anne (Brecht) Stroh.


Bachelor, Cornell University, 1963. Master of Social Work, St. Louis University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, St. Louis University, 1983.


Visiting assistant professor University Missouri, St. Louis, 1984-1985. Assistant professor St. Louis University, 1985-1987, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1987-1989. Clinician-in-residence Washington University, St. Louis, 1989-1992.

Private practice family therapist St. Louis Family Institute, since 1978. Board directors Social Help and Rehabilitation Effort. Associate professor social work, director Master of Social Work program Radford (Virginia) University, since 1993.


  • Licensed clinical social worker, Missouri.



Committee member Missouri Status Offenders Program, Jefferson City, 1987, Missouri Family Week, Jefferson City, 1987. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, National Association of Social Workers, American Association Marriage and Family Therapy (clinical member and approved supervisor, board directors), National Board Cer. Counselors, National Council Family Relations, Association Couple for Marriage Enrichment.


  • Other Interests

    Walking, swimming, reading, music.


Married John S. Reif, October 26, 1963 (divorced 1978). Children: John (deceased), Lynne. Married Raphael j. Becvar, August 5, 1978.

Scott Muir Stroh

Dorothy Anne (Brecht) Stroh

John S. Reif

Raphael j. Becvar

John Becvar (deceased)

Lynne Becvar