Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, May/June

BOOKMARKS: Virtual Affairs Can Become Very Real Emotionally
Changing The Bully Who Rules The World: Reading and Thinking About Ethics Carol Bly Milkweed Editions. 1996. 549 pp. ISBN: 1-57131-205-6 Identifying and treating those "at risk" is the rage these days. Therapists invade schools...
CASE STUDIES; Hot Chat: Virtual Affairs Can Become Very Real Emotionally
The Internet has entered the consulting room in ways that few therapists could possibly have anticipated. Today, Internet chat lines allow individuals to express themselves intimately with strangers and to engage in relationships (and...
CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: New Science for Psychotherapy; Can We Predict How Therapy Will Progress?
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...
Managing Life-or-Death Decisions in the Psychiatric ER
I'm just drifting to sleep when my pager goes off. My first thought is that I hope it's not another call from that woman I spoke to earlier tonight. She'd intentionally burned her forearm last week. Then, since it had stopped hurting, she'd...
NETWORKER NEWS: Truth and Reconciliation? Healing the Wounds of Apartheid
"Ordinary South Africans are determined that the past be known, the better to insure that it is not repeated. They seek this, not out of vengeance, but so we can move into the future together." --Nelson MandelaIn early 1996, President Nelson...
Our Trip to Bountiful: Has Food Become Our Mortal Enemy?
 "Ain't love the tastiest food you ever ate?" --Popular song from the 1940sAbout 20 years ago, I saw a starving young girl scurry across the deck of a public swimming pool in suburban Maryland. Her bathing suit hung limply over her skeletal...
SCREENING ROOM; Fierce Creatures: How I Nearly Lost My Innocence in La-La Land
I have just completed my first, and very likely my last, close encounter with the fierce business that has occupied my fantasies of a lifetime: I helped John Cleese write a movie. It may not have turned out very well for the movie, but...
Swords into Plowshares: How to Avoid Power Struggles with Eating-Disorder Clients and Their Families
I was leafing through my usual Monday-morning pile of pink phone messages from my mailbox slot, when my secretary approached me with a grim look on her face. She handed me another message and said, "You must have treated her before my time,...
The Diet Trap: Challenging Cultural Norms That Equate Thinness with Mental Health
The fear of fatness affects most Americans of all sizes, lurking behind every bite of food and every glance in the mirror. It dominates the covers of women's magazines and inhabits the hidden recesses of our closets, refrigerators and private...