Turns in the Road

Highlights from the Networker Journey

Mary Sykes Wylie, Dusty Miller, Esther Perel, Frank Pittman, Fred Wistow, Gary Greenberg, Katy Butler, Laura Markowitz, Molly Layton, Rich Simon, Ron Taffel • 1/1/2017

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Networker over the past four decades, we’ve chosen a small sampling that captures the magazine’s most journalistic side, conveying not so much the eternal verities of our profession, but the sense of reading a first draft of the field’s history. Among other things, you’ll find therapeutic methods that, as exciting as they seemed at the moment, didn’t stand the test of time as well as initial forays into discussing complex issues we’re still struggling with today. We’ve also added in a few examples of writing so immediate and compelling that they have an air of timelessness. Prepare yourself for an interesting journey.

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Copyright:
3/18/2013
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
 
RON TAFFEL, PHD
 
MOLLY LAYTON, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
BETTY CARTER, MSW
Product:
NRC095560
Copyright:
3/15/2013
Authors:
MARY PIPHER, PHD
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PHD
 
CLOE MADANES, HDL, LIC
 
LASCELLES BLACK, MSW, LMFT
Product:
NRC095559
Copyright:
2/4/2013
Authors:
LEO FAY, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
EMILY BROWN, LCSW
 
DON-DAVID LUSTERMAN, PHD
 
SHIRLEY GLASS, PHD
Product:
NRC095551

Voices of Truth

Frank Pittman • 9/24/2009

By Frank Pittman - When TV finally came, in the early '50s, the world it brought into our living rooms was black and white, and dumbed way down. Newsmen now had faces, and, as eyewitnesses, we could now determine who had an honest face and who didn't. The most honest of the talking heads seemed to be the revered war correspondent Edward R. Murrow. Now the actor George Clooney has put together a reenactment of the public clash between Murrow and the rabid senator Joe McCarthy. It's called Good Night and Good Luck.

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Screening Room

Move Over, Meryl: Kate Winslet Ascends to Center Stage

Frank Pittman • 5/5/2009

What separates screen actors who remain enshrined in our memory from those who just momentarily catch our eye?

Magazine Article

Screening Room

Inside Out: Frost/Nixon and Milk Hold a Mirror to Our Fears

Frank Pittman • 3/1/2009

Movies are about giving us outsiders in the audience the illusion of being inside the charmed circle of real experience.

Magazine Article

Screening Room

Tell Me a Story: As Hollywood Goes Postmodern, Has Narrative Become Passé?

Frank Pittman • 1/1/2009

If you're like me, you've noticed that movies don't make as much sense as they used to. Nevertheless, I suspect that there's still an audience somewhere out there with an old-fashioned appetite for narrative coherence—an audience that wants a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end; a story that inspires, instructs, and offers insights into the human condition.

Magazine Article

Screening Room

More than Just Frivolity: Joel and Ethan Coen Give Us the Antidote to the Happy Ending

Frank Pittman • 11/1/2008

The Coen brothers specialize in redefining the rules of whatever movie genre they happen to be subverting.

Magazine Article

Blood and Guts

Violence is Central to Some of the Year's Best Films

Frank Pittman • 10/18/2008

By Frank Pittman - While lions and sharks go into frenzy at the smell of blood, at the sight of blood, moviegoers seem to experience a heightening of all emotions, sometimes recoiling from the horror, but more often anticipating the danger to follow. Violence and blood on the screen, even more than naked people coupling, grabs our attention and makes us perk up our ears and feel our own vulnerability, like rabbits sensing danger.

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Copyright:
3/18/2013
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
 
RON TAFFEL, PHD
 
MOLLY LAYTON, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
BETTY CARTER, MSW
Product:
NRC095560
Copyright:
3/15/2013
Authors:
MARY PIPHER, PHD
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PHD
 
CLOE MADANES, HDL, LIC
 
LASCELLES BLACK, MSW, LMFT
Product:
NRC095559
Copyright:
2/4/2013
Authors:
LEO FAY, PHD
 
FRANK PITTMAN, MD
 
EMILY BROWN, LCSW
 
DON-DAVID LUSTERMAN, PHD
 
SHIRLEY GLASS, PHD
Product:
NRC095551
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Turns in the Road

Highlights from the Networker Journey

Mary Sykes Wylie, Dusty Miller, Esther Perel, Frank Pittman, Fred Wistow, Gary Greenberg, Katy Butler, Laura Markowitz, Molly Layton, Rich Simon, Ron Taffel • 1/1/2017

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Networker over the past four decades, we’ve chosen a small sampling that captures the magazine’s most journalistic side, conveying not so much the eternal verities of our profession, but the sense of reading a first draft of the field’s history. Among other things, you’ll find therapeutic methods that, as exciting as they seemed at the moment, didn’t stand the test of time as well as initial forays into discussing complex issues we’re still struggling with today. We’ve also added in a few examples of writing so immediate and compelling that they have an air of timelessness. Prepare yourself for an interesting journey.

Magazine Article

Voices of Truth

Frank Pittman • 9/24/2009

By Frank Pittman - When TV finally came, in the early '50s, the world it brought into our living rooms was black and white, and dumbed way down. Newsmen now had faces, and, as eyewitnesses, we could now determine who had an honest face and who didn't. The most honest of the talking heads seemed to be the revered war correspondent Edward R. Murrow. Now the actor George Clooney has put together a reenactment of the public clash between Murrow and the rabid senator Joe McCarthy. It's called Good Night and Good Luck.

Magazine Article

Screening Room

Move Over, Meryl: Kate Winslet Ascends to Center Stage

Frank Pittman • 5/5/2009

What separates screen actors who remain enshrined in our memory from those who just momentarily catch our eye?

Magazine Article

Screening Room

Inside Out: Frost/Nixon and Milk Hold a Mirror to Our Fears

Frank Pittman • 3/1/2009

Movies are about giving us outsiders in the audience the illusion of being inside the charmed circle of real experience.

Magazine Article

Screening Room

Tell Me a Story: As Hollywood Goes Postmodern, Has Narrative Become Passé?

Frank Pittman • 1/1/2009

If you're like me, you've noticed that movies don't make as much sense as they used to. Nevertheless, I suspect that there's still an audience somewhere out there with an old-fashioned appetite for narrative coherence—an audience that wants a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end; a story that inspires, instructs, and offers insights into the human condition.

Magazine Article

Screening Room

More than Just Frivolity: Joel and Ethan Coen Give Us the Antidote to the Happy Ending

Frank Pittman • 11/1/2008

The Coen brothers specialize in redefining the rules of whatever movie genre they happen to be subverting.

Magazine Article

Blood and Guts

Violence is Central to Some of the Year's Best Films

Frank Pittman • 10/18/2008

By Frank Pittman - While lions and sharks go into frenzy at the smell of blood, at the sight of blood, moviegoers seem to experience a heightening of all emotions, sometimes recoiling from the horror, but more often anticipating the danger to follow. Violence and blood on the screen, even more than naked people coupling, grabs our attention and makes us perk up our ears and feel our own vulnerability, like rabbits sensing danger.

Magazine Article

Screening Room

Darkness and Light: Evoking the Flip Sides of the Hollywood Dream Machine

Frank Pittman • 9/1/2008

Two hugely successful films, released on the same weekend this summer, revealed the flip side of the Hollywood experience.

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Screening Room

No Country for Old Men * Indiana Jones and the Temple of Youth

Frank Pittman • 7/1/2008

Part of the magic of Hollywood movies is that the larger-than-life heroes and heroines up there on the screen don't age and wither and deteriorate like the rest of us do. In fact, it may be that one of the reasons we go to the movies, at least in youth-obsessed America, is to bathe in a cinematic fountain of perpetual youth. If they're not getting older and flabbier, maybe we won't either.

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Screening Room

Hollywood and the Unwed Mother: Comedy is a Window on Our Social Mores

Frank Pittman • 5/1/2008

Some comedies about unwed motherhood reveal deeper truths about those subjects we can laugh about and those we can't.

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Frank Pittman, M.D., is a contributing editor to The Family Therapy Networker and is in private practice.