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Family Therapist Salvador Minuchin.

Family therapist Salvador Minuchin. (mi-NOO-chin). In the early 50's, he helped launch the field of family therapy, shifting the focus of psychotherapy from the individual to the entire family. He's also known for aggressive, short-term intervention for dealing with delinquent children and anorectic girls. His books include "Families of the Slums," a look at the impact of poverty on a family; "Family Kaleidoscope," based on observations of families in London, England; and "Family Therapy Techniques," which he co-authored. In 1978 Minuchin was the subject of a "New Yorker" profile. Minuchin's new book is "Institutionalizing Madness: Families, Therapy and Society," which he co-authored with Joel Elizur, Director of Medical Psychology, Kibbutz Child and Family Clinic, Tel Aviv. (Published by Basic Books, Inc.)


Other segments from the episode on March 28, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 28, 1990: Interview with Salvador Minuchin; Review of albums that combine popular and classical music; Interview with Hettie Jones; Interview with Mark Halliday.


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