Blended Family Event

Join us for a panel discussion focused on the joys and challenges of life in a “blended family.” Four of the field’s foremost experts with, together, over eleven decades of experience as therapists, family life educators, and researchers working with stepfamilies, will lead the discussion. Each will share what they have learned about helping stepfamily members face some of the common, and not so common, challenges associated with being part of a “blended family.” The last half of the event will be set aside for audience participation and Q&A. 


This event is free and open to the public. Stepparents, parents, couples, and grandparents, as well as adolescents, young adults and adults in “blended families” are encouraged to attend as are the therapists, social workers, and counselors who work with blended families. 



When and Where

Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Commonwealth Chateau at Sugarloaf,  9220 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118


The Presenters:

Patricia Papernow, Scott Browning, Francesca Adler-Baeder and Brad van Eeden-Moorefield are some of the leading practitioners and scholars on stepfamilies in the United States. Drs. Papernow and Browning are co-recipients of the 2017 APA Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology. Dr. Adler-Baeder is the Director of National Stepfamily Resource Center, and a leading expert on stepfamily life education. Dr. van Eeden-Moorefield is one of the leaders in research on LGBTQ families and stepfamilies headed by gay and lesbian couples.