Category Archives: Psychotherapy Networker

Marshalling the Media

Mar/Apr 1995 By Katy Butler IN LESS THAN THREE years, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) has catalyzed a national debate about therapeutic accountability, denial, and the nature of memory. But it began with a painful dispute within a single … Continue reading

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Like Herding Cats

Mar/Apr 1995 By Katy Butler WHEN STORIES ABOUT “False Memory Syndrome” (FMS) began to appear in Time magazine and elsewhere in the national media in 1992, the most striking response from therapists was none at all a sort of frightened … Continue reading

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Caught in the Crossfire

Mar/Apr 1995 By Katy Butler A fierce public debate has therapists on the defensive (recovered memory). On a cool, spring day last April, I sat with other reporters in a courtroom in the heart of northern California’s wine country watching … Continue reading

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Around the Network

Frontline tackles recovered memory therapy. ANN NORRIS WENT TO see Laguna Beach psychologist Doug Sawin in 1988. She had recently graduated from college with a degree in music and suffered from insomnia and drank alcohol to sleep. But it was … Continue reading

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The Biology of Fear

July/Aug 1996 By Katy Butler NOT LONG AGO, MOST therapists who heard a story like Albert Grow’s would have thought about what his experience in Vietnam did to his relationship with his family, his community and his sense of self. … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior

Sept/Oct 1996 By Katy Butler THREE YEARS AGO, THE face of a 12-YEAR-OLD girl named Polly Klaas stared at me for weeks from “Missing” leaflets posted in stores and car windows all over my town. Days and then weeks earlier … Continue reading

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The Latest on Recovered Memory

Nov/Dec 1996 By Katy Butler NO SCIENTIFIC QUESTION RAISED by memory’s malleability and persistence has reverberated more deeply recently than that of “recovered memories.” Can an accomplished writer really forget for years and then suddenly recall that she was molested … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Resilience

Mar/April 1997 By Katy Butler New research reveals what helps people shake off adversity. I MET MY FIRST resilient friend when I was 14, although I wouldn’t have used the word resilient then. It was 1963, John F. Kennedy was … Continue reading

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Beyond the Rational

Sept/Oct 1998 By Katy Butler The links between Shamanism and psychotherapy. FOR MORE THAN SIX years, Cynthia Flynn, a family therapist and clinical social worker in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, had felt uncharacteristically hopeless about writing the dissertation required to complete … Continue reading

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Satori in the Bedroom

Mar/April 1999 By Katy Butler Tantra and the dilemma of western sexuality. Freud once said that four people–two mothers, two fathers–lie in bed with every couple making love. If only that were all. Hugh Hefner is under the covers with … Continue reading

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