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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 5, September/October

A History of Mind-Body Therapy
THE ROOTS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY'S interest in the mind-body connection go back to the controversial work of Austrian analyst Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), who began his career as one of Freud's most favored students and wound up failing into disrepute with nearly...
Around the Network: Making Parents Responsible
AFTER 16-YEAR-OLD ALEX Provenzino, from an affluent Detroit suburban family, was sentenced to a year in prison for breaking and entering, the law went after his parents. It's not as if Anthony and Susan Provenzino hadn't been warned. Five months earlier,...
CASE STUDIES; When a Ghost Comes to Therapy: Multicultural Practice Sometimes Requires Some Fast Footwork
IT WAS ALMOST 11 P.M. WHEN I GOT THE TELEPHONE CALL from the Vietnamese priest. "We have a small crisis here," Father Tran informed me. "Can you come out?" he asked.In spite of the hour, I agreed and drove out to the Vietnamese community.That the telephone...
Divided We Stand
TWENTY OR SO YEARS AGO, NON-PHYSICIAN therapists fought and won the battle to be regarded as independent providers of health care services, and thus elbowed their way on board the great medical insurance reimbursement gravy train. At the time, this seemed...
Minding the Body, Embodying the Mind: Minding the Body, Embodying the Mind
LATELY, IT SEEMS AS IF YOU CAN'T TURN ON THE TELEVISION, go to a bookstore or pick up a newspaper or magazine without running into something about "the mind-body connection." It hardly seems possible that the fact of our mental world and physiology being...
Oh, How Happy We Will Be
NOT LONG AGO, WHILE VACATIONING IN THE SUN-BLEACHED Mexican port town of Manzanillo, I encountered the future of the American medical system. It wasn't a hospital or an HMO. It wasn't even one of those hard-scrabble clinicas that have become so familiar...
PERSPECTIVES; You Say Potato: And I Say Leave the Downsized Life Behind and Head for Where the Caribou Roam
TOMORROW MORNING YOU GO TO WORK AT Amalgamated Potato and find an envelope on your desk with the CEO's name in the upper-left corner, and you sit down and draw a deep breath. After 22 years working your way up through the Skin Division, you are about...
SCREENING ROOM; Hollywood's Split Personality: Classics for Kids, Trash for Teens
IT IS A GOLDEN AGE FOR CHILDREN'S MOVIES. WHILE films for adolescents and young adults get louder, trashier, more incoherent and further removed from the emotions of real life, movies for kids get deeper, richer, more loving, more artistically appealing,...
>Weekend Warrior
THREE YEARS AGO, THE FACE OF A KIDNAPPED 12-YEAR-OLD girl named Polly Klaas stared at me for weeks from "Missing" leaflets posted in stores and car windows all over my town. Days and then weeks earlier a man with a knife had walked into her family's...
Whatever Happened to Adulthood?
TO ROBERT BLY, NOTHING COULD MAKE MORE SENSE THAN Hillary Clinton's now-famous tete-a-tete with the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt, however daffy the media might have made that sound. It reminded him of the visceral connection some of his classmates...