Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, March/April

BOOKMARKS: Perusing the Latest on Psychotherapy's Bookshelf
Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Second Edition Monica McGoldrick, Joseph Giordano and John K. Pearce, eds. Guilford. 1996. 717 pp. ISBN 0-89862-959-0 Daneeka, 13, sits stone-faced in the therapy room alongside June, her mother. June is...
CASE STUDIES; No-Talk Cure for Trauma: Thought Field Therapy Seems to Violate All the Rules
The traditional treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has frequently been lengthy and emotionally demanding, for both therapist and client, often with disappointing results. Perhaps the most common treatment is the behavioral flooding...
Clinician's Digest
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...
Don't Look Back: The Price of Having Too Much Grit
We all have painful experiences, the conventional wisdom tells us, but resilient people are the ones who can shake off the pain quickly. They master adversity and leave their pasts behind them. They show character, grit, stamina, willpower,...
FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: New Science for Psychotherapy; Can We Predict How Therapy Will Progress?
Until recently, research examining psychotherapy offered only limited guidance to practicing therapists. The structure of the typical study--from its university setting, to its elaborate controls to assure validity, to its carefully qualified...
NETWORKER NEWS: Reexamining the Sacred Insanity of Romantic Love
Mortal Combat A Seattle therapist under siege When therapist David Calof drives to his office on the banks of Seattle's Ship Canal every morning, he's never sure what will greet him. Many days, it's protesters wearing sandwich boards...
Other Gardens: Do We Make Our Luck or Does Our Luck Make Us?
By Poet Dorianne Laux was beaten and sexually abused by her stepfather throughout her childhood. She spent six months in a psychiatric hospital at age 17 and barely finished high school. Between the ages of 18 and 30, she made her living...
SCREENING ROOM; Organs of Fire: Reexamining the Sacred Insanity of Romantic Love
"New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything--for the heart is an organ of fire." --The English PatientHollywood has traditionally filled our heads with dreams of romance, of ideal love that will transport us away from our humdrum...
Systems Therapy NBA Style: Therapists Could Learn a Thing or Two from Chicago Bulls Coach Phil Jackson
You don't need to know a thing about basketball to quickly distinguish Phil Jackson of the Chicago Bulls from his peers within the hyperkinetic fraternity of National Basketball Association head coaches. In a profession notorious for its...
The Anatomy of Resilience: New Research Reveals What Helps People Shake off Adversity
I met my first resilient friend when I was 14, although I wouldn't have used the word resilient then. It was 1963, John F. Kennedy was president, there was no such thing as an "Adult Child of an Alcoholic" and Matthew and I were both students...