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Articles from Vol. 33, No. 5, September/October

Bookmarks, Expanding Darwin: Beauty, Pleasure, & Human Evolution
BOOKMARKS By Richard Handler Expanding DarwinThe evolutionary value of artThe Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, & Human Evolution Denis DuttonBloomsbury Press. 278 pp. ISBN: 9781596914018A former college professor of mine liked to say that his job...
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Bungee Families: You Can Go Home Again
Bungee Families You can go home againBy Martha StrausIn the spring of 1973, a couple of months before I left for college, my parents moved into a one-bedroom apartment. I have no traumatic memories of this event, and I don't recall worrying that anyone...
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Case Study, Learning Forgiveness: Peacemaking Skills for Couples
Case Study By Frederic Luskin, Ken Silvestri, and Jed RosenLearning Forgiveness Peacemaking skills for couplesJohn Gottman, in his often-cited marital research, found that 70 percent of the problems that couples complain about are present from the beginning...
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Clinician's Digest
Clinician's Digest By Garry CooperAAMFT Family FeudLong-simmering dissent about the leadership and direction of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) broke into the open last April, when the New Jersey division sent an impassioned...
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September/October 2009 Vol. 33 - No. 5Cover Photo(c) Ron Nickel/Design Pics/CorbisSPECIAL FEATURESParenting in the Age of "Whatever"Vertically Challenged By Ron Taffel Parenting and childhood today often seem to have more in common with abstract expressionism...
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Family Matters, Travels with Blue: A Car with Heart Becomes a Soulmate
FAMILY MATTERSBy William CiprianoTravels with BlueA car with heart becomes a soulmateWhen I was a kid, cars never interested me; I preferred to play with trains. As a young man, I procrastinated about getting a driver's license and never learned anything...
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Foot on the Gas, Foot on the Brake: Helping Families Move Past Their Developmental Stalemates
Foot on the Gas, Foot on the Brake Helping families move past their developmental stalemates By Brad SachsStuart's 19-year-old son returns home on probation from his first year in college, having failed one course in the fall and two in the spring....
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From Revolution to Evolution: Salvador Minuchin Reflects on His Therapeutic Legacy
From Revolution to Evolution Salvador Minuchin reflects on his therapeutic legacy By Richard SimonSalvador Minuchin was born in 1921 in what was essentially a shtetl within a small, deeply antisemitic town in rural Argentina. Always keenly aware of...
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From the Editor
From The EditorIf any young person were on the brink of a fabulous career, it would seem to be my daughter, Signe. A recent honors graduate from New York University, she's smart, personable, hardworking, primed, and ready to begin her professional life...
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Hello, Good-Bye: Boomers Are Discovering the Joys and Sorrows of Grandparenthood
Hello, Good-bye Boomers are discovering the joys and sorrows of grandparenthood By Barbara GrahamYou say good-bye and I say helloHello, hello.I don't know why you say good-byeI say hello.--the beatlesMy son has just sent me a video shot moments before...
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In Consultation, beyond Right and Wrong: Teaching Couples How to Embrace Fair-Mindedness
In Consultation By B. Janet HibbsBeyond Right and Wrong Teaching couples how to embrace fair-mindednessQ: Many of the couples I see are at an impasse, caught up in a struggle to prove who's right. How can I help them get past this kind of unwinnable...
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The Business of Therapy, the Not-So-Private Practice: A Collaborative Model for the 21st Century
The Business of Therapy By Victor Goldman The Not-So-Private Practice A collaborative model for the 21st century  Therapists struggling to maintain successful practices in today's economy must face the great occupational hazard of our profession: isolation....
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Virtically Challenged: Treating the Nonhierarchical Family
Virtically Challenged Treating the nonhierarchical family By Ron Taffel When I was growing up, dinner was at 6:30 p.m. sharp every night, timed to my father's arrival home from work. The menu was entirely predictable according to the day of the week....
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