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Couple and Family Therapy

Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT works with patient with arm pain in the gym

Power Over Pain

November 30, 2017

The number of Americans affected by chronic pain and the annual cost to treat it is staggering. Add to it the poor outcomes and it is clear that we are facing one of the most challenging health issues to address. A new approach is needed and Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT is working on just that.

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IPER Brown Bag Lunch Series 

November 29, 2017

IPER's Brown Bag Lunch Series is off to a great start. New collaborative working groups are forming, ideas are being exchanged and faculty and students are getting excited about what learning outcomes will result from this series and work. Read the story to see how you can get involved.

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Christian Jordal, PhD, director of the Master of Family Therapy program and assistant clinical professor

Inclusive and Welcoming Mental Health Support

August 06, 2017

Christian Jordal, PhD, director of the Master of Family Therapy program and assistant clinical professor and Anthony Pennant, LMFT, adjunct professor and CNHP alumnus are training students to be culturally competent and socially just clinicians. Read More
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Commencement Activities and Celebrations

July 05, 2017

Academic excellence and hopes for the future were celebrated and shared at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts at CNHP’s commencement exercises. Graduates received sage advice and life’s lessons from two student commencement speakers and the incoming CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care on June 12. 

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Student Volunteer Relationship with LGBTQA Center Helps Develop Identity Savvy Clinicians

January 19, 2016

Since 2013, the Couple and Family Therapy Department has built a relationship with theLGBTQA Student Center at Drexel – from providing student volunteers to developing more understanding clinician advocates.

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Q&A with Nicole McKinney

October 26, 2015

McKinney shares her advice on balancing work and scholarship, learning (and contributing) across disciplines, finding mentors and maintaining valuable professional connections.

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Q&A with John Kirby, director of community health and wellness at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

September 22, 2015

The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University operates as a patient-centered, integrated and trauma-informed model of care. 

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Settling into a New Space at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

July 30, 2015

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services officially opened their awe-inspiring new wing to patients on Monday, June 29. Adding a remarkable 17,000 square feet of space to the practice, the new wing includes space for nursing, nutrition sciences, couple and family therapy and creative arts therapies as well as the expansion of primary care services.

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Alumna Sandra Sheller Named Women Against Abuse Woman of the Year

May 29, 2015

Sandra Sheller: Drexel alumna, art and couple and family therapist, philanthropist, advocate against domestic abuse, and most recently, Women Against Abuse’s Woman of the Year Award winner.

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Special Acknowledgments

April 22, 2015

Celebrating student accomplishments.

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ABFT International Training Programs

March 09, 2015

The Attachment Based Family Therapy Training Program conducts training around the world... 

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Where Are They Now?

January 29, 2015

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Recognizing and Treating Depression

November 05, 2014

Have you ever felt down, blue or sad?  Yes, of course. We all have.  We might even say we are depressed. But clinical depression is something more.  

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Q&A with Fulbright Scholar Lauren Pitts

September 25, 2014

Lauren Pitts, MS Couple and Family Therapy ’13, EdD ’17, will be traveling to Barbados to study the impact of father-daughter communication on adolescent daughters’ sexual decision-making. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 11, 2014

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CNHP in the Media

September 11, 2014

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What’s Next for Our Dragons?

July 14, 2014

Hundreds of College of Nursing and Health Professions students- both undergraduate and graduate- crossed the stage at the University’s 120th Commencement Exercises on June 13.

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College Provides Free Screenings for Veterans

July 14, 2014

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions was asked to provide Philadelphia’s veterans with an array of health screenings during the second annual City of Philadelphia City Council President’s Veteran’s Fair on May 21.

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Ground Broken for Health Center Expansion

July 14, 2014

June 6 was a very happy day for many as golden shovels literally broke ground at the site of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University...

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ABFT Training Around the Globe

June 09, 2014

Since 2009, The Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) Training Program has been conducting introductory workshops with therapists around the globe in Australia, Belgium, Israel, Norway, and Sweden.

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Davey Edits New Clinical Supervision Book

April 22, 2014

Maureen P. Davey, PhD, along with Roy A. Bean and Sean D. Davis, edited a book entitled Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness.

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Teen Suicide Expert Guy Diamond Joins the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions

March 20, 2014

Guy Diamond, PhD, joined the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Couple and Family Therapy Department as a full-time permanent faculty member at the start of the new year after serving in a visiting professor role during 2013. A renowned expert in adolescent suicide screening and depression treatment, he joins us at the pinnacle of a career filled with important publications, accolades, groundbreaking research, and an outstanding grant funding history.

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

December 02, 2013

Erika Barrington (MA ’13) and Amy Capomacchio (MA ’13) hosted a workshop called Theatre of the Oppressed for mental health professionals at Studio 34 in Philadelphia. The workshop consisted of games and theatrical exercises designed to help improve communication skills...

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Roberta Waite and Maureen Davey Present at School Nurse Professional Development Day

November 13, 2013

Roberta Waite, EdD, an associate professor and Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs, and Maureen Davey, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department...

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Roberta Waite Sought After as Adverse Childhood Experiences Expert, Co-Authors Article with Dr. Maureen Davey

November 13, 2013

Roberta Waite, EdD, an associate professor and the Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs at the College, co-authored an article titled “Self-Rated Health and Association with ACEs” in The Journal of Behavioral Health with Maureen Davey, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department.

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Stephanie Brooks and Roberta Waite Co-Author ADHD Book Chapters

November 13, 2013

Drexel CNHP faculty Stephanie Brooks, PhD and Roberta Waite, EdD co-authored two chapters for the new book, The Distracted Couple: The Impact of ADHD on Adult Relationships (Crown House Publishing 2013). Their chapters are “Breaking the Silence: ADHD and African American Couples” and “African American Couples and ADHD: A Multilevel Approach.” ADHD has been relatively understudied in relationships and marriages, and even more so in...

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Unmarried Couples Starting Families: Argie Allen Discusses the Trend on the TODAY Show

July 29, 2013

Argie Allen, PhD, shared her expertise in couple and family therapy on The TODAY Show on June 24 and July 5. In her June segment, Allen spoke about the rising number of young people living and having children together without getting married. Marriage rates are now the lowest they have been in more than a century and the number of cohabitating couples is up from 440,000 in 1980 to 7.5 million in 2010. “People are getting married later; they have more choices..."

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Johnson Named Program Director of Master of Family Therapy Program

June 27, 2013

Eric Johnson, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, is the new Director for the Master of Family Therapy Program.

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Davey’s Grant Helps African American Families Cope with Cancer

June 12, 2013

Maureen Davey, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, recently disseminated findings from her completed two-year BARRA, Inc. funded grant, which was designed to culturally adapt a family intervention to help African American parents who are coping with cancer and their school age children.

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Interdisciplinary Team Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans

May 20, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with the Philadelphia City Council and Veterans Advisory Commission again for the Annual Veterans Resource Fair on May 22.

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Watson Publishes Book About Cultural Belief in Black Inferiority

April 19, 2013

Marlene Watson, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, wrote a book about African Americans’ unhappiness with their families, relationships, and bodies. Facing the Black Shadow was published in February...

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Allen’s Tips: Infidelity and Forgiveness

November 01, 2012

Last month, Argie Allen, PhD, was featured in a FOX-29 segment about infidelity. Here, she shares some of her expertise and explains who forgives whom more willingly, frequently, and why...

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Christiana Awosan Receives John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award

November 01, 2012

Christiana Awosan, a marriage and family therapist and doctoral candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, received the prestigious John and Harriette McAdoo Award. Established by the Ethnic Minorities Section of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

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Watson Appointed to Family Process Journal Board of Directors

November 01, 2012

Marlene Watson, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, was selected to be a member of the Board of Directors for The Family Process Journal. This organization cultivates and exchanges different research regarding the dynamics and structure of families by publishing a quarterly academic journal.

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Davey Appointed to Contemporary Family Therapy Journal Editorial Board

November 01, 2012

Maureen Davey, PhD, an associate professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Contemporary Family Therapy Journal. This publication specializes in new practice, research, and theories that are useful in family therapy..

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Christiana Awosan Receives John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award

October 25, 2012

Christiana Awosan, a marriage and family therapist and doctoral candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, received the prestigious John and Harriette McAdoo Award. Established by the Ethnic Minorities Section of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

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The College is Awarded 2 Federal Grants for Student Scholarships

October 01, 2012

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the College of Nursing and Health Professions two federal grants for scholarships that will help disadvantaged students in the Physican Assistant and Couple and Family Therapy programs. The College’s detailed student...

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Lights, Camera, Allen!

August 01, 2012

Argie Allen, PhD, began making appearances on television as soon as she graduated from college. On local Philadelphia TV station WYBE, Allen interviewed politicians, families and people with substance addictions; an experience that ignited Allen’s interest in being televised. She said, “I realized that I could take my passion for helping people clinically to TV and radio and have a larger impact.”

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Allen Talks Breasts on Magazine Covers and Time-Outs for Adults

June 30, 2012

Argie Allen, PhD, was interviewed on NBC's The TODAY Show May 10 in a segment about how parents can learn to avoid shouting when children are demanding their attention in undesirable ways.

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