Categories for Human Anguish? DSM 5: The New Inventory of Mental Illness

People who look for a consultation with a member of Princeton Family Institute engage in a relational process that is at the same time simple and profound. Parents who worry about a child, the partner in a couple who is confused and disappointed about the couple’s life together or an individual in distress or pain begin a conversation with a fellow human being who is listening.

After the Attack on the Boston Marathon: How to Feel Safe in an Unsafe World

We all were still shocked and horrified by the terrible shooting of small children and their teachers at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT.

Now the ruthless and senseless bombing of the Marathon runners in Boston startled us out of our perhaps regained ordinary routine.

In between and before these events, other deadly attacks happened, equally destructive, but maybe less shocking because for us these attacks had already acquired a sense of normality. Extra-ordinary violence seems to become an ordinary event?

How to Help Children Cope with a School Shooting

I. How to help children cope with the news of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

[I am numbed to hear of the horrible mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut. My heart goes out to all the families and communities that have been impacted.
As a trauma specialist, family therapist, and parent I’m sharing a few things that I am focusing on with my elementary school age child and my family.
What you read below is for children and families who have not been directly impacted by the shooting. 12/15/2012]

Hurricane Sandy: Devastation and Strength in Families and Communities

The recent hurricane hit numerous families living in shore communities of New Jersey and New York with devastating power. Many clients of Princeton Family Institute work and live in communities that were directly affected. Countless people participated in the efforts to assist neighbors who lost their…