Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, March/April

21 Ways to Reduce Stress during the Workday
1. Take a few minutes in the morning to be quiet and meditate sit or lie down and be with yourself . . . gaze out the window, listen to the sounds of nature or take a slow, quiet walk.2. While your car is warming up, take a minute to quietly pay attention...
Around the Network: Therapists Online
THE OTHER NIGHT I WAS FIGHTing a cold, and I just didn't feel like moving out of my bedroom. I booted up the computer and read my mail. A colleague in Oakland required an immediate answer about a crisis concerning a child with a severe learning disability,...
CASE STUDIES; A Rose by Any Other Name?: Never Underestimate the Clinical Significance of Culture
I REMEMBER THREE MISTAKES I MADE AT THE VERY BE-ginning of my work with Rose, a 21-year-old client who came to the clinic because she was having symptoms of insomnia, loss of appetite, failure to concentrate, and inability to cope with her academic load...
I Gave at the Office: I Gave at the Office
A DOLEFUL COUPLE SITS IN THE THERAPIST'S OFFICE, SLOWLY realizing that the one thing that was going to make both of their lives successful has exploded in their faces and led them to the brink of divorce. He is a doctor, and from the time of their first...
In Locked Embrace
NOT UNTIL MY ARM IS better," 34-year-old Claudia snaps angrily for the fifth time in our initial session. Her husband, Vince, reacts as before, glancing away with a barely perceptible wince. Her right arm hangs flacidly at her side, her puffy, blue-fingered...
IT'Snbsp A COMMUNITY AFFAIR
ANY CLINICIANS THESE DAYS HAVE DECIDED THE BETTER part of valor is to make their peace with managed care see more clients (assigned to them, not chosen) for fewer sessions using briefer techniques while others continue to buck the tide by joining...
Our Magnificent Obsession: Our Magnificent Obsession
FRANK, A TYPESETTER IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, AND HIS wife, Betty, a restaurant cashier, consulted a family therapist because their 16-year-old son Michael, had recently stalked out of the house after a terrible fight with his father, and was now...
PERSPECTIVES; Spring: It's the Concept That Counts
POETS AND SONGWRITERS SPEAK HIGHLY OF SPRING AS one of the great joys of life in the temperate zone, but in the real world most of spring is disappointing. We looked forward to it too long, and the spring we had in mind in February was warmer and dryer...
SCREENING ROOM; Sins and Sensibilities: Is Jane Austen Our Best Guide to Survival in the '90S?
THIS YEAR OUR MOVIES GAVE US A RECORD NUMBER OF special effects, things blowing apart, serial killers, good guys and bad guys with lives of disconnected passions and adventures, dangers or heroics, cruelties or stupidities a series of incoherent lives...
Work Spirit: Work Spirit
WORK, ASSERTS STUDS TERKEL IN HIS 1972 BOOK WORKING, "is by its very nature about violence to the spirit as well as to the body. It is about ulcers as well as accidents, about shouting matches as well as fistfights, about nervous breakdowns as well...