Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 5, September/October

BOOKMARKS; Culture of Violence: Helping Boys Find Anchors in a Stormy Sea
Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them James Garbarino Free Press. 274 pp. ISBN 0-684-85908-4 The timing couldn't be better for psychologist and researcher James Garbarino's latest book, Lost Boys , a comprehensive examination...
CASE STUDIES; Taming the Magic Princes: The Extraordinary Power of Working with the Whole Family
It is no secret among family therapists that work with whole families is becoming increasingly rare.  Once considered by our field to hold the richest possibilities for healing connection and personal growth, family sessions have taken a back seat...
CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: Quality Time in the Crib
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...
Confronting the Secret: Skin Color Is the Hardest Issue for African American Families to Face
"Dear Faye. I know you'll be graduating from school soon. But just because you'll have a college degree won't mean that you're better than your mother." I was sitting in my dormitory room at Howard University, on the verge of becoming the first college...
Discovering Our Children: The Connection between Anonymity and Rage in Today's Kids
Jessica has just been told by her mother to stop watching TV and clean up the table. "Not now," Jessica says, without bothering to look up. "No, Jessica, I mean this minute," her mother says sharply.  "Later," Jessica responds, almost absentmindedly....
FAMILY MATTERS; Letting Grow: Lost and Hurling at Parent Orientation
My orientation to college in 1968 was brief. I flew alone from La Guardia to Denver with one trunk and one suitcase, never having set foot in Colorado before. My criterion for choosing a college was based on geography--the school farthest from my...
Getting Real: Candor and Connection with Adolescents
Carl was a 17-year-old client of mine whom I always hoped would stand me up. Ten or twelve minutes into a scheduled therapy session, when it seemed clear that he had given me the slip, I could actually feel the knot in my stomach begin to uncoil,...
IN CONSULTATION; Velvet Revolution: Changing Organizations from the Inside
Q : As one of only four therapists of color at our clinic, I feel a lack of sensitivity among the staff to issues of race, class and culture. What can I do to raise awareness without alienating my white colleagues? A: Confronting the thorny issues...
NETWORKER NEWS; Zoloft Madness: Did Medication Make Her Do It?
On May 28, 1998,  Brynn Hartman, the wife of comedian Phil Hartman, returned home after a late night out with a woman friend. As her son  and daughter  slept in nearby rooms,  she walked into the master bedroom and shot her sleeping husband to ...
SCREENING ROOM; Kubrick's Final Eye-Opener: Dishonesty Is the Death of Sexual Intimacy
Stanley Kubrick, who died four days after completing his last film, the disturbing, moralistic, excruciatingly personal and not nearly pornographic enough Eyes Wide Shut, was not just one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, but perhaps the most...
Teens Speak Their Minds: Kids Want Adults to Stop Being So Irritating
Just because we were once teenagers, it's easy to assume that we understand that roller-coaster time of passionate friendships, loves, fights and loyalties. But today's adolescents inhabit a very different world, where the shelter of the family seems...