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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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Book Release Radar: The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision by CFR Alumnus James Wadley, PhD, CSTS

August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 | The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision is a collection of scholarly writings and case narratives that sheds light on issues that sex therapists face as supervisors or supervisees and provides techniques that can be adapted to fit clients’ specific needs. Written by experts in a range of fields, this book covers a wide…

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Staff Therapist Sarah Bauer, MS, MFT featured in AAMFT’s Family Therapy Magazine

August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018 | Staff Therapist Sarah Bauer MS, MFT was featured in the current issue (Volume 17, Issue No. 4) of Family Therapy Magazine by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. This…

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Senior Staff Therapist Bill Coffey Comments on Demi Lovato’s Tragic Relapse

August 1, 2018

August 1, 2018 | Bill Coffey, MSS, LCSW is a Senior Staff Therapist at our Center City and Voorhees, New Jersey locations. Bill has decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in recovery. Whether or not you believe that substance abuse or addiction is a disease, the fact that it is a leading health…

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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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Nancy Isserman in The Meadville Tribune: PTSD in Veterans contributes to depression, substance abuse

February 19, 2018

February 18, 2018 | Nancy Isserman, Director of Operation Home and Healing, spoke to The Meadville Tribune about the need for accessible, high-quality mental health services for Veterans. “The prevalence of PTSD among the veteran population needs to be confronted because the disorder will often contribute to other issues, including depression and substance abuse. Research shows…

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Staff Therapist Carol Blum Reflects on Why Self-Harm in Teen Girls is on the Rise

November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017 A new study indicates that cases of self-harm and suicide attempts are on the rise among young girls in the US. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hadas Kusnitz of KYW radio reached out to CFR therapist…

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Bill Coffey, MSS, LCSW, Offers Expert Opinion on CBS 3

November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017 CBS 3 Philly consulted CFR Staff Therapist Bill Coffey to determine what is is normal behavior when in comes to privacy in a romantic relationship.

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CFR Staff Therapist Adam Goodman Interviewed by CBS3 Philly

October 12, 2017

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, Adam Goodman sat down with Natasha Brown from CBS3 Philly to discuss how sexual harassment and rape survivors feel emotionally and psychologically when faced to uncover their experiences publicly. Click here to watch and read the full interview.  

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Adam Goodman, CFR Staff Therapist, featured on Philly.com

October 4, 2017

Adam Goodman’s response to the horrific shooting at a country music concert that left 59 people dead on Sunday in Las Vegas, NV was posted to Philly.com. Click here to read the full article. Adam Goodman, JD, MFT Staff Therapist 215-382-6680 x 7208 agoodman@councilforrelationships.org

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CFR Staff Therapist Ryan McMillian Featured on CBS Philly: Helping Your Child And You Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

August 31, 2017

Ryan McMillian sat down with CBS Philly to lend expert advice for parents coping with back to school anxiety. Click here to watch the full interview on CBS Philly

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Council Staff Therapist Emma Steiner interviewed in Generocity article

June 20, 2017

Council Staff Therapist Emma Steiner weighs in on providing mental health services for immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia through a partnership with Nationalities Service Center (NSC). Click here to read the full article. Emma Steiner, MSW, LCSW Staff Therapist 215- 382-6680 ext. 4279 esteiner@councilforrelationships.org Learn more about Emma on her staff profile, or you can make…

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CFR Staff Therapists George James and Ryan McMillian Make HuffPost List of 15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know

May 18, 2017

Council For Relationships’ Dr. George James and Ryan McMillian were recently featured in an article in the Huffington Post titled “15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know.” Click here to read the full article in HuffPost

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Staff Therapists Carol Blum and Wanda Sevey to Speak at Women Veterans Center

May 12, 2017

On May 23, 2017, Council staff therapist, Carol Blum will conduct an interactive discussion with women Veterans on “Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety” from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Women Veterans Center located at 259 N. Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. On June 8, 2017, Wanda Sevey will conduct an interactive discussion with women Veterans…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Bea Hollander to Speak at the 2017 Yom HaShoah Commemoration Day

April 20, 2017

Staff therapist Dr. Bea Hollander will speak at this years’ Yom HaShoah Commemoration Day on April 23, 2017 at 5:00PM at Har Zion Temple located at 1500 Hagys Ford Road. Penn Valley, PA. Click here for more information. To commemorate approximately six million Jews and five million others who lost their lives during the Holocaust, Dr….

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Staff Therapist, Sara Corse, Ph.D., interviewed on CBS 3 Philly to discuss Co-Parenting

April 7, 2017

Staff Therapist Sara Corse, Ph.D., sits down with Nicole Brewer from CBS Philly to discuss the importance of communication while co-parenting and divorced. Click here to read the full article and watch the interview. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/04/divorced-parents-annual-family-portrait/

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KYW Newsradio 1060 interviews CFR’s Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

April 7, 2017

Council for Relationships’ very own Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT was recently featured in an interview on KYW Newsradio 1060 about relationship break ups during the Spring season. Click here to read full related article.  

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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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Therapist Kristine Seitz interviewed on WHYY Voices in the Family

September 7, 2015

On August 17th, 2015, our Council for Relationships staff therapist, Kristine Seitz, was interviewed for a live episode on Social Media, Relationships, and Intimacy on WHYY Voices in the Family. Kristine discussed the role social media plays in dating and friendships. Listen to the full episode here.

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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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Dr. Corse on the Rachel Dolezal controversy

June 23, 2015

Dr. Sara Corse, Director of Council for Relationships’ University City Office and Community Partnerships Initiative, provided insight on the Rachel Dolezal controversy and racial identity for a recent news story on CBS Philly. Watch the news report here.

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