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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beyond Fight or Flight: Healing Intergenerational Wounds

When we carry old resentments and unfinished business from our family of origin, it often haunts us in our current relationships. Here is a link to Mona Fishbane’s blog on the subject, published by goodtherapy.org:


Mona DeKoven Fishbane, PhD : Bio
Mona Fishbane, Ph.D. is Director of Couple Therapy Training at the Chicago Center for Family Health and a clinical psychologist in private practice. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, a member of the Advisory Board for the journal Family Process, and a long-term member of the American Family Therapy Academy, where she has served on the Board. Mona lectures nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles on couple therapy and neurobiology as well as on intergenerational relationships. Mona’s book, Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology & Couple Therapy (2013), is part of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. Mona’s website: www.monafishbane.com


How to tell if your son or daughter is addicted to marijuana

These days, marijuana use among young adults is downright commonplace. According to a 2014 study by the National Institute of Health, 52 percent of all 18 to 25 year olds had tried marijuana at least once, and nearly 20 percent had used marijuana in the past month.

Among high school students, the trends are even more troubling — almost 6 percent of high school students say they smoke marijuana every day, compared with only 2 percent who say they drink alcohol every day.

If you are a parent who smoked marijuana yourself in high school, you may not think it is a big problem for your son or daughter to smoke it, too. But according to David Baron, medical director at Yellowbrick, the marijuana from today is far more potent than the marijuana that was available in the ’60s and ’70s. Continue reading How to tell if your son or daughter is addicted to marijuana