Family Therapy Networker

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 6, November/December

Awakening Our Wisdom: Jean Houston Redefines the Parameters of the Possible
If the spirit of human possibility had a single voice, it might very well sound like Jean Houston's--commanding, sonorous and enormously energetic. For 35 years, Houston has been one of the most buoyant and influential figures in the human potential...
BOOKMARKS; Confronting the Limits of Adult Power: Women Writers Wrestle with the Chaos of Cancer
Living on the Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer Edited with an introduction by Hilda RazPersea Books. 308 pages. ISBN 0-892-55244-1 Reviewed by Mary PipherIn America, one in eight women will get breast cancer, and by 2000, one million women...
CASE STUDIES; the Infertility Crisis: Breaking through the Cycle of Hope and Despair
Infertility, which affects one in six couples in the United States, invades every aspect of a couple's intimate life. Not only do couples make a financial sacrifice and commit a substantial amount of time to undergo intrusive medical tests and treatments,...
CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: Millennium Bugged
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...
Exiting Nirvana: The Challenge of Parenting an Autistic Child
We are at the island post office. It's midsummer, and the parking lot is full. I will park at the curb and rush inside while my daughter stays in the car. She doesn't like that. "We could ask someone to move so we can park," she says. "We can't do...
FAMILY MATTERS; Help!: Togetherness Takes on a Whole New Meaning
After we got pregnant with our first child, I assumed, like all new parents, that we'd have to buy a crib. Knowing about as much about hands-on parenting as I knew about underwater ballet, I thought the big decisions would be choosing cartoon motifs...
IN CONSULTATION; Caught in the Act: Recovering from an Affair Can Be a Long-Term Process
Q : A couple spent a year dealing with the husband's infidelity. Eventually, he apologized and she forgave him, and they ended therapy. Now they're back--he says she brings up the affair every time they disagree. How can I help them move on? A:...
In the Eye of the Millennium: Hope and Shame at the Crossroads of History
"This is the charged, the dangerous moment, when everything must be reexamined, must be made new; when nothing at all can be taken for granted." -- James BaldwinEveryone in America is preparing for New Year's Eve 1999 as an act of the imagination....
NETWORKER NEWS; the Possible Therapist: Realizing Your Potential for Creating Change
Most therapists enter the profession because they want to grow personally, become wiser and live more fulfilled lives. But the sad reality is that, while the quality of the therapist's own self may be integral to good therapy, the topic of nurturing...
SCREENING ROOM; What Are You So Afraid Of?: Horror Films Define Our Nameless Fears
It may be because of anxiety about the turn of the millennium, when the machines are expected to fail, or the approach of 2001, when the machines may turn against us. Or it may be simply because what we laughingly refer to as the real world, led...

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