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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.)

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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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