Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, March/April

BOOKMARKS; Turf Wars in the Living Room: Creating a Safety Net from the Tangled Web of Home-Based Services
Creating Competence from Chaos: A Comprehensive Guide to Home-Based Services Marion Lindblad-Goldberg, Martha Dore and Lenora Stern W.W. Norton. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-393-70264-2 Shelly settles into her chair at the beginning of our supervision session....
CASE STUDIES; Monogamy and Gay Men: When Are Open Relationships a Therapeutic Option?
There is nothing that confuses heterosexual therapists more than working with male couples who are exploring the option of nonmonogamy, because it challenges the most fundamental clinical assumptions that "affairs" are symptoms of relationship trouble....
CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: Tantra and the Dilemma of Western Sexuality
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...
FAMILY MATTERS: One Small Step for Womankind
My mother was curled on the living room couch with her quilted polyester robe wrapped around her, arms inside to keep warm--her usual posture for our late-night conversations when I came home from college. We had talked ourselves into the dark. Everyone...
IN CONSULTATION; A Working Relationship: Marriage Isn't a Man's Only Intimate Bond
Q:   I'm seeing a couple in which the man is so stressed about his job that he can't focus on the problems he and his wife are having in their marriage. How do I help him set aside his work concerns and connect with his wife? A: You don't. But your...
NETWORKER NEWS; Ride for Pride Helps Juvemile Offenders Stay on the Right Trail: Unless, of Course, That Horse Is a Therapist
In the high desert country of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where family therapy hasn't really taken root yet, some of the most innovative clinical work takes place at the Ride to Pride horse stables. Ride to Pride is one of the most successful programs for...
Satori in the Bedroom: Tantra and the Dilemma of Western Sexuality
Freud once said that four people--two mothers, two fathers--lie in bed with every couple making love. If only that were all. Hugh Hefner is under the covers with us, and Carl Djerassi, who invented the birth control pill, and Alex Comfort, who wrote...
SCREENING ROOM; Inventing Humans: Discovering the Source of Shakespeare's Inspiration
William Shakespeare "invented the human being." So says Harold Bloom, the Harvard and Yale professor who compiled the authoritative anthology of literary classics, The Western Canon . Bloom gave Shakespeare the place of honor at the center of the writings...
Their Verdict Is the Key: Early Client Evaluations Point the Way to Effective Therapy
Katie had a strained smile on her face when she greeted us in the reception area--one of those expressions that say, "I know we're friends, but I've got bad news." A former colleague, Katie was now the "provider relations representative" for a managed...
What Is This Thing Called Love?: The Answers Are Being Discovered in the Laboratory
Late on a chilly spring night several years ago, my husband inquired when I would be coming to bed. "Mmm, a little later," I replied. Translation: "Do you want to make love?" Answer: "Not a chance." The dialogue was familiar, but this time it was edged...