What an Eclipse and Therapy Have in Common

August 23, 2017

A commentator said of Monday’s eclipse, “Everyone was just a person with something in common at that moment.”  At Council for Relationships, we know that the need for therapy is something that everyone has in common – either at certain points in life or on an ongoing basis. CFR therapists see more than 5,000 people…

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Video: The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veteran’s Mental Health

April 27, 2017

The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veteran’s Mental Health will take place May 5, 2017. This full-day event features some of the nation’s leading experts in military and Veteran behavioral health. Veterans, military families, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and mental health professionals are all welcome. For more information or to register, click here.

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Staff Therapist, Bea Hollander remembers Holocaust during visit in Poland

To commemorate approximately six million Jews and five million others who lost their lives during the Holocaust, Dr. Hollander has written an article entitled “We must be vigilant about our humanity.” For a pdf of the article, please click here.   Holocaust Remembrance Day April 23, 2017 By Bea Hollander-Goldfein I went to Poland this…

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Positive Child-Parent Bonds Lead to More Positive Caregiving for Aging Survivors

Last week we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation by the Allied Armies of the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. To mark this day we are sharing observations made by the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) team from the interview statements of survivors explaining how the experience of the…

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Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragedy

August 27, 2014

Ferguson. Newtown. Earthquakes. Robin Williams.  It’s hard to know what to say, how to say it and when to say it, especially when trying to explain difficult topics to little minds. Here are some things to be mindful of when trying to make sense of a complex situation: Keep calm and understand: Get down to…

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The Art of Grief

Lately we have heard of the tragic deaths of hundreds of people from all over the world. Many of their bodies will never be found or returned to their loved ones for a proper burial and memorial. Grieving families may never really know what actually happened to the jet planes on which their loved ones…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Homelessness

A recent study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada found that almost half of all homeless men had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury during their life, with over 80% of the injuries occurring before the men lost their homes. The most likely causes for the head injuries included drug blackouts, assaults, and sports…

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Bibliotherapy: Books Clients Have Found Helpful

November 3, 2013

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it’s often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Thanks to Dr. Michael D’Antonio, we now have a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking books to help…

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Getting Unstuck with EMDR

August 20, 2012

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR, has helped millions of people find relief from distress and misery over the last 20+ years, but I’m still amazed that it is often unknown and misunderstood. In my clinical practice, I’ve found it to be the most effective therapeutic modality that I use to help clients, whether I’m…

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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 work with both perpetrators and survivors, as well as their families. The damage done to survivors of sexual crimes is not limited to their sexual…

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Incorporating EMDR into my therapy practice

May 30, 2011

A Personal History of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing at Council for Relationships by Senior Staff Therapist Michael D’Antonio.  From ancient times, Europeans searched for a specific missing ingredient for their cuisine: an acidic base for sauces. They tried pomegranates, then cranberries: with mixed success. Finally, the New World yielded up the tomato. We all…

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Emotion Coaching: An Adoptive Family Finds Their Way From Loss to Attachment

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 and adolescent connection in their families, children of divorce, and co-parent counseling. Ms. Singleton has been in practice for over 25 years. Leslie Greenberg’s work on…

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Understanding Disasters

As the world struggles to understand the recent Tsunami disaster, and reach out to the victims and survivors, many tough questions are being asked. As therapists and researchers, we are often seen as “experts” at times such as these and find ourselves faced with the task of explaining the unexplainable and shedding some light on…

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