Alumni Lecture on Siblings in Family Therapy
Ackerman Institute for the Family hosted a presentation by Dr. Jeanne Safer on Friday, March 23, 2012. The lecture is part of the quarterly Alumni Association meetings, where Ackerman Alumni gather at the Institute to learn about the latest advances in family therapy and enjoy a presentation from therapists at the forefront of the field.
Dr. Safer discussed the topic of siblings in family therapy, a subject rarely addressed in family therapy. She described the difficulties associated with growing up with siblings who have serious emotional or physical problems. In addition, Dr. Safer talked about how to work towards resolutions among siblings.
|Dr. Jeanne Safer|
Dr. Safer’s books include Cain’s Legacy: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy and Regret (January 2012); The Normal One: Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling, Beyond Motherhood: Choosing a Life without Children; Forgiving and Not Forgiving: Why Sometimes It’s Better NOT to Forgive; and Death Benefits: How Losing a Parent Changes an Adult’s Life—For the Better. Both The Normal One and Beyond Motherhood were Books for a Better Life Finalists for the year’s best self-improvement books.