Author Archive: Ken Covelman, Ph.D.

17 Nov

How to Talk to Your Children about Public Catastrophes

This post was written by Kenneth Covelman, Ph.D., Director of Masters in Family Therapy Program, Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University. It was originally published on the TJU blog and re-posted here with the author's permission.  In the age of social media and the… Read More

7 Nov

The End of an Era in Family Therapy – Remembering Dr. Salvadore Minuchin

[caption id="attachment_6541" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: Susan Farley for The New York Times[/caption] With the passing of Salvadore Minuchin, M.D. last week, the field of family therapy lost a giant who helped define the field. Dr. Minuchin was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries and… Read More

14 Sep

Advice to Incoming Students from the Chair of the Department of Couple and Family Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University

On September 5, 2017, Dr. Ken Covelman, CFR Therapist and Chair of the Department of Couple and Family Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University (with programs offered in partnership with CFR) addressed the more-than-700 newly-enrolled students for TJU’s College of Health Professions and had this advice:… Read More

15 Sep

From the Annals of Medical Family Therapy: How You Argue Can be Bad for Your Health

The connection between emotions and health has long been a subject of interest in the field of psychotherapy. The connection between psyche and soma has occupied some of the greatest thinkers and contributors to the field with very little fruitful explanation or positive outcome for… Read More