Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs

Not on Speaking Terms: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Family and Friendship Cutoffs

by Elena Lesser Bruun, Suzanne Michael

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393707045
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Elena Lesser Bruun, EdD, LMFT, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. She is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, and a past president of the New York State division (NYAMFT). She practices in Manhattan, where she sees individuals, families, and couples, an ever-increasing number of them premarital. Her Web site is

Suzanne Michael, LCSW, PhD, sociologist and LCSW, has been a family therapist, an assistant professor of social work; and the director of educational and health related programs. Currently, she is an evaluation consultant; and a senior research analyst at Rutgers University’s Education and Employment Research Center. Dr Michael has authored articles, research reports and book chapters, and has served on the editorial board of several peer review journals.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 Assessment 1

Chapter 2 Strategies 18

Chapter 3 Abandonment 51

Chapter 4 Jealousy and Envy 84

Chapter 5 Betrayal 116

Chapter 6 Principle 153

Chapter 7 Mental Health 183

Chapter 8 Conclusion 209

References 217

Index 223

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