I am a New Jersey licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. From 1980 -1991 I was visiting professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, specializing in couples and family therapy. I also taught several semesters at Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education and at Princeton Theological Seminary. Previously, I was faculty at the Family Institute of the University of Heidelberg Medical School. Among other books and numerous articles, I have co-authored The First Interview with the Family (Stierlin, et. al., 1980).
Together with the other faculty members, I am currently guiding the Center’s Programs for inner-city youth and their families in NJ.
My conceptual and clinical work is characterized by a strong commitment to social justice with special focus on culture, gender, social class and intergenerational experiences in families. I also seek to strengthen the epistemological foundations for a relational and contextual paradigm in family systems therapy.
I am a charter member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA). In 2010 I was a recipient of AFTA’s award for “Distinguished Contributions to Social Justice”.
Published and unpublished Writings on Theory and Practice of Relationship oriented Just Therapy in a World of Individuals
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Reflections on the challenge for young adults to reconcile the need for self-determination and individuation with the equally crucial need for relational engagement with others. A "Kaleidoscopic" view on family relational patterns.
As may be evident from the reflections in part 1, we think, live, and practice in two worldviews or epistemologies, the “scientific” “objective Realism” paradigm and the relational perspectival paradigm. We are more familiar with the former, underlying our not always consciously reflected, “naïve” worldview and prevalent in scientific discourse, medical achievements, and technological advances. In…