Peggy Papp and Olga Silverstein: “The Daughter Who Said No”
Demonstrates the step by step process of treatment with a 23 year old anorectic and her family. It illustrates the use of a paradoxical approach in which a consultation team is used as a greek chorus to comment on the process of change. Treatment takes place over the period of one year and the narration explains the concepts behind the intervention.
Olga Silverstein: “Who’s Depressed?”
This is an edit of Olga’s sessions with a family unable to make the transition from “Family with Children” to Family with Young Adults. ” The family consists of a 72 year old father, a 62 year old mother, and two daughters 33 and 29. For the past several years, the family has formed a stable unit that was organized around the underfunctioning of their depressed elder daughter. A therapeutic triangle was employed, but, in this case it was synthesized in the work of a single therapist who confronted the family with multiple communications that alternately advocated stability and change.