Staff Therapist Dr. Kenneth Covelman featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Home DNA Tests Can Lead to Shock and Trauma, But Mental Health Resources Are Scarce

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 | 1 in 5 Americans has spit in a tube and learned that their ancestors hailed from Greece or they have a cousin in Texas. But DNA tests can also dig up family secrets, such as an affair or insemination. Gina Daniel took a MyHeritage DNA test in 2018 hoping to find out…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Kenneth Covelman Appears on CBS 3

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018 | Airlines have seen a notable increase in passengers traveling with “emotional support animals” (ESAs). CBS 3 consulted Council for Relationships Staff Therapist Dr. Kenneth Covelman to learn more about why and how people fly with ESA’s. Click here to watch the full segment.

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CFR Faculty Dr. Ken Covelman Teaches Course on Psychological Issues in Genetic Counseling

March 13, 2018

March 16, 2018 | Genetic testing is a hot topic in the news. The genetic testing company, 23andMe just received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin selling at-home DNA-testing kits. Consumers can buy these kits without a prescription to detect their risk for BRCA breast cancer genes. The recent news has been stirring a conversation about…

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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 and re-posted here with the author’s permission.  In the age of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, our children are exposed to more and…

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

November 7, 2017

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 was responsible, along with his colleagues, for developing what has come to be called structural family therapy. Much of Minuchin’s work was done…

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

September 14, 2017

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:   “Dean Zelnick gave us the task of giving you…

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

September 15, 2016

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 patients. Only recently with the application of the family systems…

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Kenneth W. Covelman, Ph.D on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting

October 12, 2015

A wedding photo went viral this week — not of a bride and groom — but of a father and stepfather.  In the picture, as the dad walks the daughter down the aisle, he grabs the hand of the stepfather and pulls him into the procession.  The stepfather was brought to tears, as were many…

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Dr. Ken Covelman interviewed for Philadelphia Inquirer about elderly couples and long term marriage

June 23, 2015

Dr. Ken Covelman was interviewed for an article that appeared on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The article is about elderly couples in long term marriages and health. Read the full article.

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