Anger Management and Couples Communication Classes This Spring

March 6, 2015

Council for Relationships is offering one-day workshops for the public this spring at our University City Philadelphia and Voorhees, NJ offices. The classes, Couples Communication and Anger Management, will be held on select Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Learn more about our Relationship Education program and view the schedule of upcoming dates and register. Our…

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Breaking Up Not a Hard Thing to Do in January

January 15, 2015

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT, director of Council for Relationships’ Voorhees, NJ office, discussed how couples are more likely to break up or seek counseling and advice at the start of the new year in a recent Press of Atlantic City article “Breaking Up Not a Hard Thing to Do in January.” Click here to read the full…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Children

December 30, 2014

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT contributed to an article for ALOHA Mind Math about the pros and cons of New Year’s resolutions for children. Ms. Southworth gives guidance for setting resolutions and making it a positive experience for kids. Read the full article here.

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Emma Steiner, LCSW on WHYY’s NewsWorks Radio Show

December 18, 2014

On WHYY’s NewsWorks radio show, staff therapist Emma Steiner, LCSW spoke about PTSD in relation to the murder/suicide that happened in Montgomery County on December 16 involving marine veteran Bradley Stone. The show aired on December 17th.  Click here to read the article recap.

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Holiday travel: Coordinating kids and adults for the holiday season

October 30, 2014

Council for Relationships’ Staff Therapist, Emma Steiner, MSW, LCSW, spoke with The Christian Science Monitor on juggling holiday obligations – from sports to spouses – in order to gather family around the holiday table.

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Her Last Boyfriend Was an A**hole

October 13, 2014

Council for Relationships’ Staff Therapist, George James, Jr., LMFT, discusses how to support a girlfriend who once was in an abusive relationship in Men’s Health Magazine.

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Therapist George James talks to CBS Philly about fearing the fall season

September 24, 2014

George James, Jr., LMFT talked to CBS Philly for a special report about dreading the fall season. He gave advice for making the best of the change in seasons. Watch the report here.

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Dr. Michele Marsh on “The Grandparent Trap” in American Baby Magazine

August 25, 2014

Council for Relationships staff therapist, Dr. Michele Marsh, contributed to an article in American Baby Magazine on dealing with grandparents before, during, and after the birth of a child. Once, moms, dads, and medical staff were the only ones in the delivery room (problem solved!), but now BFFs, labor coaches, and even photographers are often bedside….

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Santiago Pujadas Joins Council for Relationships Boards of Directors

August 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 22, 2014 – Council for Relationships announced today that Santiago Pujadas has been named to its Board of Directors. Mr. Pujadas is the co-chief executive officer at Zer0 to 5ive, marketing and communications firm, with offices in Philadelphia and New York, specializing in developing and executing brand and marketing strategies for…

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Therapist Priscilla Singleton contributes to Philadelphia Inquirer article about Half Birthdays

August 21, 2014

Council for Relationships’ staff therapist Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW contributed to the article The half-birthday party: ‘Happy Half-Birthd – ‘ for the August 13, 2014 issue of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Style and Soul Section. The article discusses half birthdays, their relation to self-esteem, and the importance of positive associations.

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Dr. Sara Corse contributes to CBS Philly article about “the silent treatment”

August 7, 2014

In the CBS Philly article Silence Speaks Louder Than Words…Except When It Comes to Relationships, Council for Relationships’ Dr. Sara Corse provides advice on handling arguments and fostering relationships. The article is based on a recent study that found “the silent treatment” to be the most damaging type of relationship conflict.

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Therapist George James’ Article in Ebony Magazine

August 1, 2014

Council for Relationships’ staff therapist George James, LMFT wrote the article “Damage Control” for the August 2014 issue of Ebony Magazine, on stands now. The article discusses the reasons why some men can’t commit and presents possible solutions. The article begins on page 85. George James also regularly appears on the relationship talk radio show “Bare…

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Council for Relationships Alumna Releases New Book

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014 Dr. Lee Ann P. Etscovitz, a 2008 graduate of the Council for Relationships Post Graduate Certificate Program, has announced the release of her new book, An Inner Roadmap of Gender Transformation. As a former professor of Education and Human Relations and current Marriage and Family therapist specializing in LGBT issues, Dr. Etscovitzhas spent a lifetime…

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Jewish Exponent Article on Transcending Trauma Project Gift

June 12, 2014

The Jewish Exponent recently published an article about the $55,000 donation to Council for Relationships’ Transcending Trauma Project from Julie and Jerry Levitt. The gift will fund the digitization of nearly 300 interviews of Holocaust survivors and their families. Read the article here.

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Transcending Trauma Project Receives Gift for Preservation of 295 Interviews of Holocaust Survivors and Families

May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Transcending Trauma Project of Council for Relationships has received a gift of $55,000 from Julie Meranze Levitt and Jerry D. Levitt. The gift will fund the digitization of 295 interviews of Holocaust survivors and their families. This extraordinary repository of 295 life narratives, encompassing over 50 family…

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2014 Jannie L. Blackwell Humanitarian Award Recipient

May 20, 2014

We’re proud to announce that Council for Relationships’ received the Jannie L. Blackwell Humanitarian Award for our work with the homeless families at the Families Forward Philadelphia shelter on April 24, 2014. Dorothy Thomas and two of our graduating Jefferson interns, Brianna Bilkins and Emmalee Bierly, who have been providing care at the shelter for…

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Dr. Corse talks to 6abc News about young women and sugar daddy websites

May 13, 2014

Dr. Sara J. Corse talked to 6abc Action News for a special report on young college women turning to “sugar daddy” websites to make money. Watch the report here.

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CBS Philly’s Single and Searching article and radio interview

April 29, 2014

CBS Philly’s website reported on Pella Schafer Weisman‘s Single and Searching six week seminar, which is starting at Council for Relationships next Wednesday evening on April 23. Click here to read the article and learn more about the Single and Searching program.

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Council for Relationships announces inaugural Auction Benefit this June

April 29, 2014

Council for Relationships will host its first annual Auction Benefit on June 5, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Overbrook Country Club. The evening will feature cocktails and tastings, a speech by Dr. Stephen Treat on the human charitable nature, a silent auction, and raffle. Proceeds from the event will support Council for Relationships’ mission….

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Insight from therapist Karyn Feit on the Main Line drug bust

January 18, 2014

Karyn Feit, LCSW, a Council for Relationships clinician who specializes in treating teenagers and young adults, provided insight into the recent news of the Main Line drug ring. Read her full article to learn more about the psychology behind the young drug dealers’ actions and for advice for parents who are unsettled by this news…

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