Three Positive Assumptions When Working with Maltreating Families

The premise of the mandated reporting requirements is straightforward: children who are abused can be protected once a report is made. Often, mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect is a clinician’s only preparation for working with maltreatment. However, when clinicians enter the workforce, they often encounter a different reality. Despite mandated reporting, children often […]

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Little Murders: When Children are Full of Revenge

Sign up for our 2017 MAMFT In-Home Therapy Symposium on October 20 in Holyoke. This blog post is written by presenter Howard Wolfe, LMFT. On October 20th, I’ll be presenting a workshop at the MAMFT’s annual In Home Therapy Symposium. The workshop will be about how children can destroy family life through “little murders.” They […]

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What Makes It Family Therapy

In the early 1900’s, Freud saw young women in his practice that claimed to have suffered incest. He decided that they were fabricating these stories and treated them for mental illness, and in the process, created a treatment modality that focused on personality and not relationships. When we seek to help a troubled child, too […]

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