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Dr. Peter Goldenthal

Dr. Peter Goldenthal was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Maine, and earned his MA in psychology from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He did his 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 Children’s Hospital. He has lived in the Philadelphia suburbs since 1983, where he has a practice providing therapy for children, adults, couples, and families. Shortly after moving to he Philadelphia area, he began intensive training in Contextual Therapy with Dr. Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, who endorsed Dr. Goldenthal's his first book,Contextual Family Therapy. Dr. Goldenthal is also the author of Doing Contextual Therapy and Working with Children and Families. He is the author of 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. Dr. Goldenthal holds Board Certification in Clinical Psychology and Family Psychology from The American Board of Professional Psychology. He held faculty positions at The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Thomas Jefferson Medical School, and has lectured and presented workshops in 4 countries. Dr. Goldenthal is widely recognized as an expert in sibling relationships and child development and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Redbook, Family Circle, Parents, and many other print and online publications. He has appeared on the TODAY show, CBS Sunday Morning, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, and Voices in the Family with Dan Gottlieb.