PaTRICIA L. PAPERNOW, EdD Psychologist 6 Westridge Rd, Hudson, MA 01749 978/568-0025 email@example.com
EDUCATION Boston University School of Education EdD, Counseling Psychology, 1980 Practitioner-Teacher Award for Outstanding Applied Scholarship, 1979. Certificate in Adult Education, 1975 Harvard University BA, magna cum laude, l969 Post-graduate Clinical Training Trauma, couple and family therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, addictions, learning disabilities Certified Internal Family Systems Clinician (Level 1, 2; IFS Couple Therapy; Training Assistant for Levels I, II, and Advanced IFS Couple Therapy). EMDR (Levels I, II) Diplomate, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland (individual, couple, family, and group therapy)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Psychologist in Private Practice (1981 to present) Individual and couple therapy Individual clinical supervision and consultation, individual and group consultation for clinicians working in the Internal Family Systems model Director, Institute for Stepfamily Education (2010 to present) Providing evidence-based guidance and practical information for stepfamily members and for those who love them. Training, supervision, and consultation for clinicians working with stepfamilies. Training for caregivers on the front line with stepfamilies: Clergy, lawyers and judges, medical professionals, elder care workers, day care providers, etc. Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School(2010 to 2015) Supervision, teaching, and consultation for mental health staff, psychiatry fellows, and psychology post-docs in a multi-disciplinary community mental health center. Director, Charles River Gestalt Center (1981 to l987) General adult clinical practice. Individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. Specialties in trauma, couple therapy, stepfamily relationships, and post-divorce parenting. Training and consultation groups for public sector managers, agency directors, hospital nurse managers. Staff Psychologist,Associates for Creative Therapy (1978 to 1980) Therapy with individuals, couples, and groups. Consultation, training, and supervision for managers in public and private sector organizations. Director, Community Training Resources, Cambridge-Somerville Mental Health Center (1973-1977) Created, funded and managed a preventive mental health and education program Program was cited by NIMH as one of the best in the country Developed and taught a model for selecting and training mental health professionals to function as community mental health educators. Trained and supervised faculty in skill-oriented teaching methods for teachers, nurses, elder care workers, and others on the front lines of providing preventive mental health. Faculty Member, Community Training Resources (1973 to l982) Designed and taught: Coping with Stress, Conflict Management, Supervision Skills, Training for Trainers, and other skills to nurses, teachers, day care workers, clergy, elder care providers, guidance counselors, and other community caregivers. Director of Training, The Sanctuary (1971-1983) Developed the preventive education and training arm of a program for troubled adolescents. Consultation to public and private schools, police, hospitals, and youth programs. Designed and taught courses for adolescents and for the adults involved with them re: Drugs and alcohol, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, dealing with stress.
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS Editor, Special Section on Stepfamilies. Family Process (in press). Evidence-informed practices for working with stepfamilies: What individual, couple, child, and family therapists need to know. Family Process (in press). Recoupling in mid-life and beyond: From love at last to not so fast. Family Process (in press). Therapy with stepfamilies. In S. Browning & M. Accordini (Eds.). Famiglie ricomposte: approcci clinici ed evidenze diricerca (Stepfamilies:Clinical approaches and research evidence. Monica Accordini, Trans.). Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli, (in press). Blended families. In J. Lebow, A.L. Chambers, & D.C. Breunlin (Eds). Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer (2018). Foreward to D.I. Fromme, Stepparenting the grieving child: Cultivating past and present. Castle Rock, CO: Merry Dissonance Press (2017). The remarriage triangle: Working with later-life recouplers and their grown children. Psychotherapy Networker, January/February, 2016, pp. 49-53. How to manage the biggest threat to happiness for remarried boomers: Helping partners deal with the corrosive power of stepfamilies. Psychotherapy Networker Week in Review, July 11, 2016. https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/650/video-how-to-manage -the-biggest-threat- to%20happiness?utm_source=Silverpop&utm_medium=email& utm_campaign=071616_pn_i_rt_WIR_sto830am (video). Suteppufamuli tokuyuu no rinshoute kikadai: Rinshouka ga shitteokubekikoto [The unique clinical issues of stepfamilies: What therapists need to know] ( M. Onishi, Trans.). Kazokuryouhou kenkyu [Japanese Journal of Family Therapy], 2016. Uncoupling and recoupling over 50 in The Dilemmas of DivorceSeries, Networker Symposium Webcast http://dilemmasofdivorce.kajabi.com/sp/38213-sales-page, 2015. Soft/hard/soft communication. In G.R. Weeks, S.T. Fife, & C.M. Peterson (Eds.), Techniques for the couple therapist: Essential interventions from the experts. New York: Routledge, 2016. Empathic joining. In G.R. Weeks, S.T. Fife, & C.M. Peterson (Eds.) Techniques for the couple therapist: Essential interventions from the experts. New York: Routledge, 2016. Therapy with couples in stepfamilies. In A. Gurman, J. Lebow and D. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy, fifth edition (pp. 467-488). New York: Guilford, 2015. Introduction to the Japanese translation: What is similar and what is different about Japanese stepfamilies? In Surviving and thriving in stepfamily relationships: What works and what doesn’t. S. Nakamura, M. Ohnishi, & Y. Yoshikawa (Translators). Tokyo: Kongo Shuppan, (pp. iii-ix), 2015. Suteppu famiri wo ikani iki, hagukumuka: Umakuikukoto ikanaikoto. [Surviving and thriving in stepfamily relationships: What works and what doesn’t.] (S. Nakamura, M. Ohnishi, & Y. Yoshikawa, Trans.). Tokyo: Kongo Shuppan, 2015. Providing evidence-based help to stepfamilies. Brown UniversityChild and Adolescent Behavior Letter. March, 2014, 30(3), ISSN 1058-1073. Online ISSN 1556-7575Wiley. Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t. NY: Routledge, 2013. Meeting the 5 challenges of becoming a stepfamily. On-Line Clinical Training Module 3. National Stepfamily Resource Center: http://www.stepfamilies.info/training/view.php?mod=3 Helping children in stepfamilies to thrive. On-Line Clinical Training Module 8. National Stepfamily Resource Center: http://www.stepfamilies.info/training/view.php?mod=8 A clinician’s view of “stepfamily architecture”: Strategies for meeting the challenges. In J. Pryor (Ed.), International handbook of stepfamily research and practice (pp. 423-454). NJ: Wiley, 2008. Therapy with stepfamilies. In Clinical updates for family therapists: Research and treatment approaches for issues affecting today's families, volume 3 (pp. 107-121). Alexandria, VA: AAMFT, 2008. Clinical update: Therapy for people who live in stepfamilies. Family Therapy Magazine,5(3), 2006, 34- 42. Post-divorce parenting: A baker’s dozen of suggestions for protecting children. Family Mediation Quarterly, 1(2), 2002. What’s going on here? Separating (and weaving together) step and clinical issues in remarried families. In D.K. Huntley (Ed.), Understanding stepfamilies: Assessment and treatment, 1995. Gestalt therapy with remarried couples. In P. Backman and G. Wheeler (Eds.), On intimate ground: A gestalt approach to working with couples. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994. La Therapie gestaltiste avec des families reconstituees. Gestalt: Revue de la Societe Francaise de Gestalt. Families en Gestalt-therapie, numero 4, Automne, 1993. Becoming a stepfamily: Patterns of development in remarried families. Taylor and Francis, 1993. (Winner, Nevis Award for Best Book of 1993). From Outsider to Intimate: Stepparent Role Development. In W. Beer (Ed.), Relative strangers: Studies of stepfamily processes. Rowman Littlefield, 1988. Thickening the “middle ground”: Dilemmas and vulnerabilities in remarried couples. Psychotherapy, 24(3S), 630-639, 1987. The Stepfamily Cycle: An experiential model of stepfamily development. Family Relations, 33(3), l984. Supervision skills manual. Self-published 75 page book of handouts for trainees. Methods of measuring citizen board accomplishment in mental health and retardation. With W. Meyers, et al. Community Mental Health Journal 8 (4), l972.
POPULAR PUBLICATIONS Living in a stepfamily: Understanding and meeting the challenges. In Introduction to stepfamilies. S. Nozawa (Ed.). Tokyo: Kongo Publishing (2015). Helping stepfamilies grow: Four primary principles. Stepfamilies, Spring, l992. Conflict and loyalty binds: Helping children thrive in stepfamilies. Stepfamily Bulletin, l989, 13-15. Children in stepfamilies: What do we know? Stepfamily Bulletin, Spring, 1989. Stepping into parenting someone else’s children. In Making remarriage work. J. Belovitch, (Ed.), Lexington Books, l987. Making shared custody work well. Remarriage, 2(3), l985. What we’ve learned about reading and writing: A primer on learning disabilities for parents and educators. Newton Public Schools, 1995.
PUBLIC EDUCATION: MEDIA INTERVIEWS about STEPFAMILY RELATIONSHIPS Television appearances: NHK (Japanese National Television), Katie Couric Show, ABC (PrimeTime Live, ABC Good Morning America), NBC (The Today Show), WCVB Channel 5 (Chronicle, Family Works, 6 O’clock News), WBZ Channel 4 (People Are Talking, Live on Four). Radio interviews (selected): WHYY Philadelphia (Voices in the Family, Radio Times), Mom Enough Radio Show, WMPG Portland (Safe Space Radio), CJOB Winnipeg, KBCO Denver, WATR Connecticut, WNEW Washington D.C., WFSK Nashville, Voice America Internet Radio (Family Matters). Media interviews about stepfamily dynamics (selected): The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor; New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Child Magazine Redbook, Family Circle, Boston Herald, Self, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Parents Magazine.
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS to CLINICIANS about STEPFAMILY RELATIONSHIPS Ackerman Institute for the Family; Japan Association of Family Therapists (keynote speaker); Brigham Young University School of Social Work; Persatan Pemudi Islam of Singapore (keynote speaker); Stepfamily Association of Japan; Japan Society of Family Sociologists; MacNamee Memorial Conference, Hanover, N.H.;Harvard Medical School Treating Couples Conference; Harvard Medical School Child Psychotherapy Conference; Psychotherapy Networker Symposium (2010-2016); MA Chapter, National Association of Social Workers; University of New Hampshire School of Social Work; Therapy Training Boston; NESTTD (New England Society for Trauma and Dissociation); Brattleboro Retreat Center; American Family Therapy Academy (2010-2015); Georgia Chapter, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (plenary speaker); Boston University School of Social Work; AZ Chapter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (plenary speaker); Internal Family Systems National Conferences (2009-2015); National Stepfamily Resource Center Professional Trainings (2004-present); Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators; Boston University School of Theology; Gestalt International Study Center Family Therapy Program (1981-1999); Newton- Wellesley Hospital; Mount Auburn Hospital; Brandeis University; Eliot Community Mental Health Center; Stepfamily Association of America (keynote speaker); Wellesley Human Relations Service; Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire; Lesley College; American Orthopsychiatric Association; Massachusetts Psychological Association; American Psychological Association; Jewish Family Services of North Jersey; AMCAL Family Services of Quebec, Canada; Central Connecticut State University; Burlington Community Mental Health Center.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS Supervision Skills Massachusetts Association of Nutrition Programs, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, New England Training Council, Mystic Valley Elder Home Care, Piedmont Peace Project, Minuteman Elder Home Care, Greater Lynn Mental Health Association, Order of Nurses of Quebec, Mass. Dept. of Citizen Participation, Digital Equipment Corporation, Somerville Hospital, Cambridge Hospital, Hospice Care Directors of Massachusetts. Training for Trainers National Organization of Transplant Coordinators, Child Care Resource Center, Lindeman Mental Health Center, Harvard Law School, Boston University Health Planning Center, Peninsula Mental Health Center, Conference for Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System, Cambridge-Somerville Alcohol Education Program, Cambridge Economic Opportunity Center. Understanding Learning Disabilities Newton Public Schools Parent Advisory Board for Special Education Administrative Council, City of Newton Board of Education Cabot School Parents, Newton Public Schools.
BOARDS and MEMBERSHIPS Editorial Board, Journal of Couple and Family Therapy; National Stepfamily Resource Center (LeadTrainer, Member, NSRC Experts Council), New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (Past Board Member, Secretary), Stepfamily Association of America (Past Board Member, Research Chair), Newton Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities (PastChair). American Family Therapy Academy, American Psychological Association, Massachusetts Psychological Association, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.