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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