“I Don’t See Color”: White Caregivers Raising BIPOC Children

In previous generations, the phrase “I don’t see color” was a mark of being progressive. Parents would use the phrase to explain why the differences of another person were not…

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Teach Your Children Well

The 2020-2021 school year has officially ended at schools across the country, and we are heading into another season of mixed thoughts and emotions. Just as has been the case…

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One for the Yearbooks: A Time to Process the End of Another School Year in a Pandemic

We have arrived at the end of another school year in a pandemic. Many of the meaningful traditions we look forward to this time each year may once again not…

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Help for Young Adults with Autism and Their Families

February 18, 2021

Having been around autistic young people since my youngest son was born with the disorder nearly 20 years ago, I recently began conducting small social groups for young men with…

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Keeping College Admissions In Perspective

March 27, 2019

If you’re a senior in high school or the parent of a senior in high school, the end of March is more about college admissions than the beginning of spring….

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How to help your daughter find her voice

March 20, 2018

“Strong Voice, Full Heart” is a mother-daughter empowerment workshop organized through Council for Relationships’ Community Partnership Initiative (CPI). Dr. Sara Corse, Director of CPI, reflects on how mothers can empower…

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Yes, Your Teenager Wants to Talk to You About Porn

February 20, 2018

Kristine Seitz, M.Ed, MSW, LSW is a sexuality educator and Licensed Social Worker who specializes in providing therapy to adolescents, adults, and young adults experiencing anxiety, communication and intimacy issues, depression,…

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How to Talk to Your Children about Public Catastrophes

November 17, 2017

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…

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Why the Crisis of Teen Suicide Needs More Attention

October 9, 2017

We at Council for Relationships agree with Dr. Daniel Taylor’s article that ran in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. We appreciate all of the work that he and his colleagues at Drexel…

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Kindergarten Wall, A poem about children and stress

September 7, 2016

Children are amazing little seeds that will someday grow into wise and sturdy trees. Parents, teachers, and therapists are some of the most helpful resources and advocates for today’s children….

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Depression: Fighting the Stigma

February 10, 2016

Two high school students recently wrote an article about their squashed efforts to bring mental health issues out into the open at their school. Their voice was heard by The…

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How to Have an Effective Family Meeting

Our families are the foundations on which our children build their self-esteem and their mental and emotional health. The acceptance they experience and the love they see in their family’s…

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How I get through my January Malaise

February 4, 2015

I sent my second college age daughter back to school last Sunday and I’m feeling SAD; you? Every year around this time, after the holiday fun and festivities, the extra…

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Back-to-School Blues

August 19, 2014

Jeff Beers, LMFT is a former Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. He now serves as Staff Therapist and Manager of Operations and Program Development at Menergy, an intervention, treatment,…

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Main Line Drug Ring: Youth Risk Taking Activities

April 29, 2014

Why do smart young people take risks and what can we do about it? Why would a group of young adults who seemed to have every thing take the risk…

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Kids and Abuse

February 27, 2012

Given recent reports of events on college campuses, sexually inappropriate behavior is at the forefront of many minds. As a psychologist who specializes in problematic and abusive sexual behavior, I…

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Coming of Age

July 18, 2011

There is a time in our children’s lives when their separation from us is not only inevitable, but also sanctioned by society. The coming of age rituals observed by many…

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The Challenge and Hope of Reunification Therapy

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Ms. Singleton’s areas of expertise are separating and divorcing families, adoption, promotion of child…

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Parenting and the Teenage Years: A Parent’s Survival Guide

September 13, 2010

As parents, we try hard to understand our teenagers, but oftentimes we seem at a loss and it can be very stressful. Parenting is a difficult job in the best…

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Bipolar Disorder: Dispelling the Fears

December 18, 2006

During a recent conversation with colleagues we were struck by the way in which we have begun to think about those clients who are very sensitive to their environments as…

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