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Joshua Coleman

Joshua Coleman

 

Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., is a co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families and a psychologist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. His most recent book is When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along (HarperCollins).

Dr. Coleman has been a frequent guest on the Today Show, NPR, and the BBC, and has also been featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, America Online Coaches, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television. His advice has appeared in The New York Times, the Times<i> of London, <i>Newsweek, CNN, Psychology Today, Parenting magazine, and many other outlets.

He has also served on the clinical faculties of the University of California, San Francisco, the Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology, and the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.

Dr. Coleman is the author of numerous articles and chapters and has written four books. In addition to When Parents Hurt, they include: The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony (St. Martin’s Press); The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework (St. Martin’s Press); and Married with Twins: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Marital Harmony.

Visit him at http://www.drjoshuacoleman.com/

 
 
  

Stories by Joshua Coleman

Articles: The Cost of Blaming Parents

By Joshua Coleman, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Philip A. Cowan | December 23, 2014

Anger toward parents is still at the heart of a great deal of therapy. But has this approach gone too far?

 

Articles: Holiday Healing

By Joshua Coleman | December 14, 2010

Joshua Coleman discusses how to make the holidays a time for family closeness, not conflict.

 

Articles: How Parents Can Start to Reconcile with Estranged Kids

By Joshua Coleman | August 25, 2010

In his latest guest blog post, psychologist Joshua Coleman explains that to repair a relationship with estranged children, parents today need to make the first move.

 

Articles: Growing Pains

By Joshua Coleman | July 8, 2010

In his first guest blog post, psychologist Joshua Coleman explains why today's parents sometimes become estranged from their adult children—and how they can overcome these conflicts.

 
The HBO series  In Treatment  follows the work of psychotherapist Paul Westin, played by Gabriel Byrne.

Articles: Pop Treatment

By Joshua Coleman | December 1, 2008

How do TV therapy sessions measure up to real life?

 

Articles: Surviving Betrayal

By Joshua Coleman | September 1, 2008

Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.

 

Articles: New Families, Few Role Models

By Joshua Coleman | September 1, 2007

 

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