Dr. Patricia Papernow

Patricia Papernow

Dr. Patricia Papernow

Dr. Patricia Papernow is an internationally recognized expert on stepfamilies. She has taught about blended families all over the United States and beyond, sharing the research and teaching best clinical practices.

Dr. Papernow has authored dozens of articles and book chapters as well as the leading books in the field: 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.”

Dr. Papernow is a systems and trauma-trained clinician, an attuned caring clinical supervisor, and a highly engaging teacher. She is the recipient of the 2017 award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology from the Society for Couple and Family Therapy (American Psychological Association) and the 2023 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice from the American Family Therapy Association.

Financial Dislosures: Patricia L. Papernow maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.