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 ParentsBy 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 HealingBy Joshua Coleman | December 14, 2010
Joshua Coleman discusses how to make the holidays a time for family closeness, not conflict.
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 PainsBy 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.
Articles: Pop TreatmentBy Joshua Coleman | December 1, 2008
How do TV therapy sessions measure up to real life?
Articles: Surviving BetrayalBy Joshua Coleman | September 1, 2008
Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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