Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, January/February

Awesome Allies: Tapping the Wisdom of an Adolescentrsquors Peers
When I first began seeing difficult adolescents in therapy, I worked hard to join with them. Often, everything would be going well, but then I would blow it the minute I suggested or inferred that maybe they should distance themselves from their friends...
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BOOKMARKS; beyond Stereotypes: Exploring the Complexities of Latino Identity
Working With Latino Youth: Culture, Development, and Context By Joan Koss-Chioino and Luis VargasJossey-Bass. 236 pp. ISBN 0-787-94325-8 Reviewed by Mabel Quiñones                                                                                                            ...
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CLINICIAN'S DIGEST; Depression: Still Looking: How Effective Are Alternative Treatments?
Every Clinician's Digest consists of several brief (400-500 word) articles of specific clinical relevance to therapists. For technical reasons, it is impossible to provide a Preview of the individual articles within a Digest.The subject of your search...
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CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: Mirror, Mirror
Every Clinician's Digest consists of several brief (400-500 word) articles of specific clinical relevance to therapists. For technical reasons, it is impossible to provide a Preview of the individual articles within a Digest.The subject of your search...
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FAMILY MATTERS; My Father's Music: The Puzzle of Connection through Separation
I grew up in a household whose soundtrack was classical music. When my father wasn't listening to Mahler in his study--or, come to think of it, sometimes even when he was--my mother had the radio tuned to WGMS ("Washington's Good Music Station")...
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IN CONSULTATION; Letting Go: When It's Time to Admit You've Done Enough
Q: I work with multiproblem families, and some don't seem to get any better despite our hard work.  When should I give up on clients, and how do I let go of the feeling that I failed? A: Therapists who work with multiproblem families require a...
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Mother, Not-Mother: The Slow Road to Acceptance in a Blended Family
A few weeks ago, just as my stepdaughter and I were leaving for lunch at our town's one slightly fashionable restaurant, she took me by the shoulders and stopped me in front of the hallway mirror. "Look," she grinned, "we've changed." Blond, tall,...
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SCREENING ROOM: New Models of Masculinity
In 1992, in Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women , Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Susan Faludi reported that while the goals of feminism were as yet imperfectly realized, "a powerful counterassault on women's rights" was under way....
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Soul Therapy: Do Evangelical Therapists Have Something to Teach Their Secular Counterparts?
It is just before dusk on a September evening in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Opryland Hotel, a colossal antebellum theme park of a hotel--thousands of guest rooms, soaring enclosed tropical gardens, life-size indoor replicas of southern mansions....
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Tarnished Crown: Discovering Momma and the Meaning of Life
Dusk. Perhaps I am dying. Sinister shapes surround my bed: cardiac monsters, oxygen canisters, dripping intravenous bottles, coils of plastic tubing--the entrails of death. Closing my lids, I glide into darkness. But then, springing from my bed,...
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Treating the Chronically Disappointed: Moving from Half Empty to Half Full
My client sprawls on my sofa, her head thrown back. Her chin points up toward the ceiling, eyes squinched closed. Two deep, vertical lines divide her brow, darkening her features. It's a scowling, brooding face before me. She is silent except for deep...
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