November 2014 talk at Contextual Therapy Conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
contextual therapy talk on multi directed partiality
Radio Times Interview November 2013
Talking about Politics at Thanksgiving on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane WHYY
Martin Buber Wikipedia entry
Read about the philosopher who influenced Nagy and the development of contextual therapy
Between Give and Take
A Cinical Guide to Contextual Therapy by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy and Barbara Krasner
The Family Dog Project
Family Dog Research Center in Hungary
Duke Center for Canine Cognition
Duke Center for Canine Cognition
Authors Guild Directory
A compendium of member websites
Since completing my post doctoral fellowship training at the Judge Baker Guidance Center and Children’s Hospital of Boston in 1983, I have provided therapy for children of all ages, for adults, and for families. The list of problems I do not treat is much shorter than the list of problems I regularly do treat. For children, these regularly treated problems include fears of all kinds, toileting issues, compliance with parental requests and instructions, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and selective mutism. I regularly help teens and adults with anxiety, depressed mood, and relationship issues. I often use couples and family visits to help with 3 kinds of problems: behavioral problems of preschool and elementary school age children, disagreements between parents about parenting, and couples issues.
You can learn much more about my approach to therapy from my blog posts. Just click on "Dr G's Blog" at the top of this page. And if you would like to see and here me giving a talk about Contextual Therapy, click the link in the left hand column on this page that says "Click here to see an excerpt of my Contextual Therapy Lecture in the Netherlands."
I understand how children can be lonely, that every child is longing to be loved and validated. Many problems arise from children’s difficulties in communicating their feelings and needs, something that is frustrating for child and parent alike. I have developed many creative ways to help children express their deepest feelings and needs in productive ways. One of these is through animal-assisted therapy. Sasha, the daschund mix whose photo you can see if you scroll down a bit, is always in my office and provides comfort to patients of all ages. She gives very young children something to look forward to when they come to the office, and offers comfort and 2 acutely sensitive ears for teens and adults. Having written 3 professional books about my approach to therapy and 2 books for the general public about sibling relationships, I am now writing about the unique bond that forms between dogs and their people and how it is therapeutic for both people and dogs.
My office is located one half block from the Narberth station of the R 5. You can reach me using the contact page of this website, by sending an email to pg at drpetergoldenthal dot com. or by calling 610-660-8400.
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Maine, and earned my MA in psychology from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. I interned 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 Children’s Hospital. I have lived in the Philadelphia suburbs since 1983, where I have a practice providing therapy for children, adults, couples, and families. Shortly after moving to he Philadelphia area, I began intensive training in Contextual Therapy with Dr. Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, who endorsed my his first book,Contextual Family Therapy. I am also the author of Doing Contextual Therapy and Working with Children and Families and 2 books for the general public: Beyond Sibling Rivalry, a book for parents of children of all ages, and Why Can’t We Get Along: Healing Adult Sibling Relationships, a book for adults. I have Board Certification in Clinical Psychology and Family Psychology from The American Board of Professional Psychology. I have held faculty positions at The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Thomas Jefferson Medical School, and have lectured and presented workshops in 4 countries. I am widely recognized as an expert in sibling relationships and child development and have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Redbook, Family Circle, Parents, and many other print and online publications. I have appeared on the TODAY show, CBS Sunday Morning, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, and Voices in the Family with Dan Gottlieb.