TITLE

RUSSIAN ROULETTE: A CRITICAL INCIDENT IN MY DEVELOPMENT AS A FAMILY THERAPIST

AUTHOR(S)
Sussal, Carol M.
PUB. DATE
June 1990
SOURCE
Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal;Jun90, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the author's experience of being a family therapist of an alcoholic family in New York. He decided to treat a multiproblem chaotic family of 7 children. The middle child, 16 years old with learning disabilities, committed suicide with his girlfriend after several months of treatment. The author blamed himself for the incident but found out that the death was a result of chaotic environment, physical abuse by parents and unhappy life.
ACCESSION #
24378854

 

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