Author Archive: CFR Admin

17 Apr

Holocaust Memorial Day

Submitted by Bea Hollander-Goldfein Ph.D. LMFT – Director, Transcending Trauma Project and Nancy Isserman – Co-Director. Transcending Trauma Project Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated this year on April 21. It was established by the State of Israel in 1951 to commemorate the more than… Read More

10 Mar

How Would You Help a Friend, Family Member, or Loved One Who is Struggling?

We will be sharing stories over the next few weeks that resemble actual mental health struggles that people face every day.   Your co-worker confides in you about issues he's been dealing with at work. He is feeling substantial pressure, which is causing him a… Read More

19 Dec

Impact Spotlight: Operation Home and Healing

Council for Relationships' Operation Home and Healing provides counseling and services for veterans, active service members, and their families. CFR's specially trained therapists help veterans and their families to heal and become better partners, parents, and family members. CFR has been involved in training and… Read More

7 Nov

Impact Spotlight: Community Partnerships Initiative

The Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) aims to provide counseling services to underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. CPI increases access and eliminates barriers underserved communities face by offering free on-site counseling services in convenient locations throughout the community. Through CPI, Council for Relationships has… Read More

9 Oct

Donor Spotlight: Patti Owens

Patti Owens is a gracious donor, Chair of Council for Relationships Board , and an active proponent for the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. Read on to learn more about Patricia’s experience with CFR and why she supports our mission. What makes you so passionate… Read More

9 Sep

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 

Today we are reminded that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To make a difference; stepping forward and reaching out can help save lives.   If you think someone might be considering suicide, there are 5 steps that you can take:   1. Ask … Read More

9 May

Our Message this Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s day, we’re reflecting on the women who do the hardest job in the world. With the announcement of the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first baby this week, Prince Harry said: "It's been the most amazing experience that I… Read More

1 May

It’s time to talk about mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Many people hesitate to talk about their mental health struggles openly. Because of the stigma attached to mental health, they may fear judgment or discrimination if they speak up. When people have to suffer in private, the isolation causes… Read More

3 Apr

Workshop Review: Therapeutic Posture: Maximizing Treatment Success within the Attachment Based Alliance

Last month, Council for Relationships’ Professional Development Program offered a workshop to help behavioral health professionals enhance the therapeutic alliance, specifically the therapeutic bond. Attachment theory provides one of the most potent theoretical frameworks for the formation of an effective, real, attuned working alliance. Over… Read More

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More