Processing Emotions and Connecting with Community After a Mass Shooting

May 25, 2022

I personally have never experienced trauma related to gun violence. But, the emotion I feel each time this happens is hopelessness. Our society has adopted a certain performance mechanism to…

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Reflections on the Holocaust and the War in Ukraine from the Perspective of a Grandchild of Holocaust Survivors

April 28, 2022

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Thursday, April 28, 2022. For several decades, the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) has been researching the effects of the Holocaust on survivor families….

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Mental Health and The First Responder – Part 2

February 2, 2022

Try to imagine having a job where you know there is a distinct possibility you could be killed while doing your job. Imagine that your job description requires you to…

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Mental Health and the First Responder – Part 1

January 20, 2022

In the last two years, first responders in general, and police officers and firefighters more specifically, have been enduring tremendous stress while dealing with the challenges of a nation divided….

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What Is Racial Trauma and How to Practice Radical Self-Care

Dr. Charles Muorah has successfully helped clients resolve shame and sexual abuse trauma, cultural, racial, and other kinds of trauma. He uses brain-spotting (BSP) therapy, narrative approach, relational attunements, mindfulness, and empowering…

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The Truth About Mental Health and Mass Shootings

August 8, 2019

Council for Relationships Staff Therapist Briana Bogue, LMFT is a therapist, teacher, and advocate. She also serves as Associate Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness:  psycho-educational skill-building workshops at Council…

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What We Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen

January 2, 2019

William Coffey is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships’ Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  I first saw Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, in October 1974 in the gymnasium…

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Hope and Healing After Loss by Suicide

June 25, 2018

Staff Therapist Sarah Bauer, MS, MFT specializes in helping clients who are experiencing domestic violence, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Sarah uses a systemic approach to help…

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A Therapist’s Guide to Speaking Your Truth in #MeToo

March 15, 2018

Content warning: abuse and sexual assault   “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and…

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Discovering Transformative Family Narratives

 Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 30 years of experience. Her expertise includes trauma, marital/relationship conflict, sexual dysfunction, and infertility and adoption….

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Holding Life and the Reality of Death on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust that resulted in the annihilation of six million European Jews as well as millions…

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Holding Life and the Reality of Death on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2018, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust that resulted in the annihilation of six million European Jews as well as…

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An Empty Seat at the Table: Grief at the Holidays

December 19, 2017

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at our Center City location. Dr. Marsh’s specialty areas include trauma, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual abuse, affairs,…

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Dealing with Trauma in the Wake of #MeToo

December 7, 2017

Tracey Tanenbaum is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. She also serves as the Clinical Specialist of the Community Partnerships Initiative.  In early October, numerous…

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philly.com: Holocaust survivor families yield new insight into trauma across generations

Council for Relationships’ Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) has interviewed three generations of Holocaust survivor families to study how trauma is transmitted across generations. Now, practical applications for other traumatized groups, such…

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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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A Clinical Perspective on Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

November 9, 2017

  The Vietnam War, a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick details the “epic story of one of the most controversial events in American history.” In a Washington Post…

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How to Deal with Halloween Anxiety

October 25, 2017

Halloween is a time of frights, horror, and of course, candy.  Although goblins and ghouls can entice some, for many it can be a time of terror – not the…

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I Have A Message for You: Holocaust Survivors Recount Messages from their Parents

October 16, 2017

In the video, “I Have A Message for You,” Klara, who survived the Holocaust as a young French woman hidden in Belgium, narrates a powerful story about her father and…

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Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Talk to Your Kids

What About the Children? Ben King and Laurel Roe, staff therapists at CFR, share their insights below on how to talk to your kids about the shooting in Las Vegas…

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Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Respond When We Feel Powerless

October 3, 2017

It was the first thing we heard yesterday when we woke up here in Eastern Standard Time.  There had been another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas at an outdoor…

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