Americocentricity: Babel and Borat force us to look beyond our culture
A new generation of filmmakers is taking us beyond the Americocentric world of mainstream cinema.
The Teenager Who Was a Liar: Helping a family redefine its story
Facing the challenge of working with a dissembling adolescent in a blended family means changing the "official story" of the problem.
At 83, Salvador Minuchin is Still Reflecting on Clinical Wisdom
At 83, family therapy pioneer Salvador Minuchin, the most dazzling therapeutic practitioner of his generation, continues his search for clinical wisdom.
You May Be Ready to Retire, But What About Mom and Dad?
With the life expectancy of the elderly rising, today's Boomers, much maligned for their presumed selfishness, are facing a far more daunting challenge in taking care of their parents than their forebearers ever did.
It's Never Too Late to Open Your Heart
A woman who wants to learn a new way to be with her mother teaches her therapist what it means to step out of his own comfort zone.
Laura Davis on Learning that Sometimes Being in a Relationship Means More Than Being Right
As if mirroring another time, another reality, Laura Davis, once at the center of the maelstrom, has written a book that breaks completely from the accusatory spirit that once dominated the recovery scene.
How to move from conflict to coexistence
The Family Dialogue Project grew out of my attempt to help therapists, abuse survivors, and their families caught in the meshes of terrible conflicts from which there seemed to be no relief or exit.
Adult Children and Their Parents
Somewhere in the middle of our lives, when we imagine we have finally achieved the proper balance of closeness and autonomy vis-a-vis our parents, or have accepted that we never will, many of us find ourselves at our parents' doorsteps again as they age and begin to need our help.
How to Get Real Conversation Going in the Consulting Room
Therapists are supposed to get family members to talk with each other during sessions, but I've found that is not so simple. How do you get family members to talk together productively?
Don't Smooth Out Life's Wrinkles Says Salvador Minuchin
One of family therapy's pioneers worries that today's brief techniques smooth out too many of life's wrinkles.
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