Joshua Coleman

Dr. Coleman is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and a Senior Fellow with the Council on Conteporary Families, where he was co-chair with historian Stephanie Coontz from 2008-2015. He has lectured at Harvard University, The University of California at Berkeley, The University of London, Cornell Weill Medical School, and blogs on parent-adult child relationships for the U.C. Berkeley publication, Greater Good Magazine.

He is the co-editor, along with Stephanie Coontz of seven online volumes of Unconventional Wisdom: News You Can Use, a compendium of noteworthy research on the contemporary family, gender, sexuality, poverty, and work-family issues. He has written for The New York Times, where his work with estranged parents has been featured. His advice has also been featured in The Times of London, The Shriver Report, Fortune, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Psychology Today, U.S. World and News Report, Parenting Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, and many others.

Dr. Coleman is frequently contacted by the media for opinions and commentary about changes in the American family. He 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, PBS, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television.

He is the author of numerous articles and chapters and has written four books, the most recent on parental estrangement, When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along (HarperCollins). He has conducted an ongoing webinar series for estranged parents for the past seven years.

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