Sussal, Carol M.
June 1990
Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal;Jun90, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p185
Academic Journal
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.


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