Peter Goldenthal, Ph.D., ABPP


I was born in Boston, grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Maine, and earned my MA in psychology from Cornell University and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. I did my internship at the Worcester Youth Guidance Center and followed this with postdoctoral fellowship training in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School at Judge Baker Guidance Center and Boston Childrenís Hospital, Iíve lived in the Philadelphia suburbs since 1983, where I practice clinical and family psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. Shortly after moving to he Philadelphia area, I began intensive training in Contextual Therapy with Dr. Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, who encouraged my writing and very kindly wrote an endorsement for my first book,Contextual Family Therapy. Later, I wrote Doing Contextual Therapy for WW Norton, and more recently, Working with Children and Families. Iíve also written two trade books: Beyond Sibling Rivalry, a book for parents of children of all ages, and Why Canít We Get Along: Healing Adult Sibling Relationships, a book for adults. I hold Board Certification in Clinical Psychology and Family Psychology from The American Board of Professional Psychology and have taught at The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Thomas Jefferson Medical School, as well as presenting many workshops and seminars on contextual therapy for students and professionals.

Selected Works

A parenting book providing answers to questions about sibling conflicts
Professional Book
This book presents the theory, concepts, and techniques of Contextual Therapy, a unique model developed by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy.

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