Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April

BOOKMARKS; Resisting Madison Avenuersquors Manipulations: Or, How to Stop Loving Your Levis
Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising By Jean Kilbourne Free Press. 366 pp. ISBN 0-684-86599-8 Lizzie, my 12-year-old daughter, hasn't heard a thing I've said even though I'm asking her to come to...
CASE STUDIES; Harmonizing Conflict: Using the List to Facilitate Communication
A committed relationship is like two people who are paddling a canoe down a river. Gliding along on a smooth patch, it's easy for them to collaborate harmoniously; but when they hit the inevitable rough spots--conflicts, frustrations and disappointments--they...
CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: Children Teaching Children
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...
Exposing the Mythmakers: How Soft Sell Has Replaced Hard Science
There was a time when therapists, and much of our larger culture, saw depression and other human troubles as complex conditions of mind and heart, influenced by many subtle inner and outer forces. But in the last decade, a vast intellectual and emotional...
FAMILY MATTERS: A Winter Awakening
When I consider whether anything memorable or extraordinary has happened to me up here in the Montana winter, I come up lacking. I don't have a specific winter's tale. Or if I ever had one, it has been wiped clean from the slate; no memory or even...
Generation Rx: The Risk of Raising Our Kids on Pharmaceuticals
In the fall of 1996, Nancy Spence, a New Milford, Connecticut, receptionist, went into her son's bedroom after work and found a note scrawled on the wall. "Somebody help me, I want to die," it said. Her son Brian was then 11 and in the fifth grade. He...
IN CONSULTATION; to Tell or Not to Tell?: Legal and Moral Aspects of Client Confidentiality
Q: My client recently revealed that she and her ex-husband had spent 3 months in couples counseling, and after they separated, her husband became involved with, and now lives with, their former couples therapist. What is my professional obligation...
NETWORKER NEWS: A Career of Restless Bravura
Mara Selvini Palazzoli, founder of the Institute for Family Studies in Milan, Italy;groundbreaking practitioner of strategic family therapy with anorectic andpsychotic patients; and one of the fields most unconventional and charismaticpersonalities,...
SCREENING ROOM; Counterfeit Lives: Some of Us Will Do Anything to Avoid Real Change
In ancient times, the Greek gods, in order to get laid, could readily change into anything they needed to be: bulls, swans or showers of gold. For them, change didn't take much thought or cause much pain. For the rest of us, it may not be so easy....
Taming the Jungle: Learning to Love the Business of Therapy
When Amy left her secure agency job of 10 years and went into full-time private practice, free of managed care, she felt liberated and excited. Now, the 41-year-old clinical social worker could set her own hours, earn more money and practice therapy...