by Susan Schnur

Olga Chats

...About life, love and Jewish idiosyncrasies

Olga Silverstein, doyenne of family therapy, is the pioneer of Brief Strategic Therapy. Since 1972, she has been senior training supervisor and a faculty member of New York’s Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. In 1978, Silverstein co-founded the Women’s Project, a collective that critically examines sexism in the practice of family therapy. Her most recent book, The Invisible Web: Gender Patterns in Family Relationships (New York: The Guilford Press, 1988), is co-authored with Elizabeth Carter, Peggy Papp and Marianne Walters, all Women’s Project collaborators.

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