This is a short blog on my friend, Dr. Salvador Minuchin, who died recently at age 96. He was still working avidly, preparing for a family therapy presentation to thousands of people at the Ericson Foundation in California.
IST Family Therapy
The question is what happened to Family Therapy, or more aptly, how is it that CBT has taken over the psychotherapy world? Everywhere I turn, there is CBT or some other individual therapy.
A number of years ago I was asked to speak at a meeting of about 200 Family Lawyers in New Jersey. They wanted me to provide information on psychiatric assessments.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist for almost 40 years I have worked with tens of thousands of children, adolescents and their families. Whereas I think we should avoid blaming parents for the problems of their children, it would be ludicrous to suggest the parents do not have the lion’s share influence on how well […]
My new book ‘You Can Fix Your Family’ is now available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/1463611455. It is in stock and costs US$9.00
NZ Eating Disorder Specialists has opened its private clinic in Auckland to help people and their families overcome eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The clinic has 30 years of expertise and is the only clinic in New Zealand using the family therapy approach of Intensive Structural Therapy.
Adolescence is a strange wondrous stage, both for the young person as well as the family. No-one can deny that, just as a tadpole becomes a frog, there are biological changes in children in terms of physical and, somewhat slower, emotional maturity. The family, along with the peers and other social force help shape the […]
Intensive Structural Family Therapy is an effective tool for transforming systemic issues of eating disorder sufferers. A major question for all successful treatment is how long will the positive changes be maintained. Will there be regression?