Peter Goldenthal, Ph.D., ABPP: Child, Adult, & Family Psychology

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What Others are Saying

Dr. Goldenthal was a fabulous speaker during the Parent Talk Lecture Series ( in May 2012. He spoke to an audience of over 100 parents of young children on the topic of Silbing Rivalry.
Dr, Goldenthal was very easy to work with leading up to the lecture and was a pleasure to work with at the lecture itself.
As a speaker, Dr. Goldenthal had a very calm manner, was easy to listen to, talked about what the audience was there to hear and welcomed many questions.
He was able to cover a lot of practical information for parents. We all wished we could have had more time to hear him talk.
Dr. Goldenthal was also very willing to stay after the lecture for book signing and to answer more personal questions.
He was a pleasure to meet, connect with and learn from.

Selected Works by Dr. Goldenthal

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 and powerful thereapeutic approach especially suited to helping children and adolescents.

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Presentations about Contextual Therapy and Sibling Rivalry

Invited Lecture, "An Introduction to Contextual Family Therapy," Department of Psychology, University of Padova, Padovia, Italy, May 7, 2014,

Master Classes on "Special techniques, assessments and intervention procedures for working with families with young children and adolescents" at the International Contextual Therapy Congress, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 20, 2014.

"Who is right ? Multi-directed partiality as the most important contextual principle and method," followed by a live family therapy session, International Contextual Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 21, 2014.

"Multi-directed Partiality - A Valuable Concept for Working with Young Children and their Families." The family and Play Therapy Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, January 13, 2015 .

"The Ethical Therapeutic Stance of Multi-directed Partiality." The Family and Play Therapy Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 2, 2015

"Ethical Issues in the treatment of children and families" Philadelphia Society of Clinicl Psychologists, April 24, 2014.