Create a strong and healthy stepfamily,   one STEP at a time

Dr. Patricia Papernow has taught about “blended families” all over the U.S. and the world, sharing the research with both clinicians and stepfamily and teaching best practices for meeting the often intense challenges that stepfamilies face.

She has authored dozens of articles and book chapters as well as some of the leading books in the field including Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t, and, with Karen Bonnell, The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating, to Getting Serious to Forming a “Blended Family.”

Patricia is a psychologist entering her fifth decade in private practice in Hudson, MA. She is the recipient of the award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology from the Society for Couple and Family Therapy (American Psychological Association).


(the full version of this session runs 0:58:34)