Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 6, November/December

FAMILY MATTERS; A Purse Filled with Longing: For Some, Risking Intimacy Is Just Too Painful
I AM SORTING THROUGH THE treasures of a lifetime, preparing for a garage sale. My mother-in-law, Sarah, could never bring herself to throw out anything. In the top drawers of Sarah's bureau, I find the black cloth purse she wanted close to her in her...
PEDOPHILIA AND THE POSSIBILITY OF FORGIVENESS: A Fee Policy Can Clarify the Therapeutic Relationship
WAYNE BOWERS GREW UP in what we used to call a "fine family" middle-class, educated, churchgoing, affectionate. An upbeat, gregarious man, he turned to journalism after graduating from college, eventually buying and becoming the publisher-editor of a...
Ripped Apart
"Forgiveness is a reflex for when you can't stand what you know." JANE SMILEY, A Thousand Acres I OPENED THE DOOR TO MY CAR, swinging my feet out onto the dark asphalt of the driveway. Suddenly I found myself out of balance for a moment, found myself...
Screening Room; Earn This: Saving Private Ryan Weighs the Costs of Duty
LIKE ALL BOYS OF MY GENERATION, I grew up expecting to go to war. Back then, during and after World War II, all males were destined, when the time came, to go to war. We anticipated risking our lives for the common good, hoping we survived in one piece,...
Seduction Amp the Healing Dialogue: The Dance of Science, Intuition and Psychotherapy
A PERSONALITY DISORDER IS ONE OF the more troubling diagnoses a mental health clinician can give to someone seeking relief from suffering, because unlike a neurosis, viewed as a set of curable symptoms, or a psychosis, increasingly believed to be the...
The Bottom Line: A Fee Policy Can Clarify the Therapeutic Relationship
A fee policy can clarify the therapeutic relationship Money is an underdiscussed topic in graduate programs, supervision and peer groups, yet every therapist I know has felt the awkwardness of seeming mercenary when insisting to a client who has fallen...
Toward a New Vision of Healing: The Dance of Science, Intuition and Psychotherapy
These days, many of us teeter on the edge of information overload. Who can hope to make wise choices among the endless clinical possibilities now screaming for our attention? What we need now and what this year's Family Therapy Network Symposium is designed...