Part TWO of TWO Episodes With Dr. Papernow!

This episode is the second installment featuring Stepfamily Magazine’s Clinical & Research Advisor and Advisory Board member, AND Stepmom Summit keynote speaker, Dr. Patricia Papernow.

We started talking and there was so much to cover, it took two episodes!

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About Dr. Papernow

Dr. Patricia Papernow is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on “blended families.” She is the author of Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t, which has been called “the best book ever written on the subject,” and “a remarkable achievement.” With Karen Bonnell, she wrote The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating, to Getting Serious to Forming a “Blended Family,” a practical guide that helps recoupling parents and their partners create a successful stepfamily. Dr. Papernow has written over 30 professional articles and book chapters. She provides training and consultation all over the U.S. and internationally to clinicians, guidance counselors, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, clergy, lawyers, judges and others on the front lines with stepfamily challenges.

Dr. Papernow is a member of the Experts Council of the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is the recipient of the 2017 award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology from the American Psychological Association. She is the Director of the Institute for Stepfamily Education and a psychologist in private practice in Hudson, MA.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Dr. Papernow’s site, Stepfamily Relationships

Dr. Papernow’s books (which I have read and refer back to regularly!):

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t

The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating To Getting Serious To Forming A “Blended Family”

For more suggestions on books and other resources, head HERE.


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