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“Anyone who has ever been a family therapist or dreamed of being one, will be inspired by Fishman’s words, enriched by seeing what it means to fully deal with human problems from a systemic perspective.”

Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, PhD Author of the foundational book The Family Life Cycle.

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"Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage" (Grace Paley)

Many decades ago, I became a family therapist when I witnessed its effectiveness to create change. The 16-year-old, emaciated youngster, starving for months, who began eating within the first therapy session, as her parents united, was the pivotal moment.  

I begin this blog series out of concern for family therapy, the field that is so powerful in transforming psychological problems. My concern is that it has become marginalized. It was not always so; not in such dire straits. These blogs will discuss what happened and, more importantly, what we can do as a field to right the ship.

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Books

Intensive Structural Therapy: Treating Families in Their Social Context
Intensive Structural Therapy: Treating Families in Their Social Context

Intensive Structural Therapy: Treating Families in Their Social Context

Treating Troubled Adolescents: A Family Therapy Approach
Treating Troubled Adolescents: A Family Therapy Approach

Treating Troubled Adolescents: A Family Therapy Approach

You Can Fix Your Family
You Can Fix Your Family

You Can Fix Your Family

Enduring Change in Eating Disorders: Interventions with Long-Term Results
Enduring Change in Eating Disorders: Interventions with Long-Term Results

Enduring Change in Eating Disorders: Interventions with Long-Term Results

Family Therapy Techniques
Family Therapy Techniques

Family Therapy Techniques

Performance-Based Family Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to Measurable Change
Performance-Based Family Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to Measurable Change

Performance-Based Family Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to Measurable Change

Evolving Models for Family Change: A Volume in Honor of Salvador Minuchin
Evolving Models for Family Change: A Volume in Honor of Salvador Minuchin

Evolving Models for Family Change: A Volume in Honor of Salvador Minuchin

Resources for Therapists

The Unfinished Legacy of Salvador Minuchin's Brilliant Career
The Unfinished Legacy of Salvador Minuchin's Brilliant Career

By The Fishman Report Admin on Jul 15, 2020

The loss of Salvador Minuchin encourages reflection on both his legacy and the future of the paradigm he pioneered. This article examines Minuchin’s work, as well as the developmental trajectory of family t...

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Family Therapy and COVID-19 (C-19)
Family Therapy and COVID-19 (C-19)

By The Fishman Report Admin on Jul 15, 2020

There are strange parallels and a vital lesson between the successful prevention of Covid-19 and the central theory of family therapy's successful outcomes. Before I begin, I need to emphasize that in no way...

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Some Pointers for Happier Family Life
Some Pointers for Happier Family Life

By The Fishman Report Admin on Jul 15, 2020

A few months ago I did a short presentation at an educational retreat. During my presentation, I was asked, probably because of my wordiness, for some overall, key points that families should adhere to as th...

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The Divided Self
The Divided Self

By The Fishman Report Admin on Jul 15, 2020

From a family therapy point of view a crucial dynamic in how well a young person does is the extent to which his or her parents are together. Children for the most part cannot choose between their parents an...

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Salvador Minuchin, the Scientist
Salvador Minuchin, the Scientist

By The Fishman Report Admin on Jul 15, 2020

Greetings my name is Charles Fishman.  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 thou...

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A Remembrance of Braulio Montalvo
A Remembrance of Braulio Montalvo

By The Fishman Report Admin on Jul 14, 2020

A Remembrance of Braulio Montalvo (1934-2014) I am in Albuquerque New Mexico. I have just come back with my wife Tana, Braulio’s widow Margarita Montalvo, and their daughter Maria, from visiting Braulio’s a...

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