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Chapter Thirteen: Sitting with marital tensions: the work of Henry Dicks in applying Fairbairn's ideas to couple relationships

Slice ePub May 22, 2014

Molly Ludlam

I should like to dedicate this chapter to the memory of Dr Douglas Haldane (1926–2012), a pioneering child and family psychiatrist and member of the Scottish Institute of Human Relations. It was on his prompting that I first read Marital Tensions; he later encouraged me to become involved in, and to write about couple psychotherapy.


In this chapter, I explore the first application of Fairbairn's ideas to understanding couple relationships, as set out by Henry Dicks, in his classic text Marital Tensions (1967). This application was further developed, most notably by Zinner (1976) and by Scharff and Scharff (1987, 1991). I shall attempt my exploration by way of examining the difficulties described by an imaginary couple during a consultation for couple psychotherapy. I shall then summarise Dicks's thinking in relation to Fairbairnian concepts. Finally, the couple's case is further explored, as if seeking consultation from Henry Dicks himself.

Meeting Donald and Deborah

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Chapter Nine: Joe Sherman

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Slice PDF May 18, 2014

Chapter Nine: Joe Sherman


istory has cast a bright light on Cynthia Ann Parker and Martha

Sherman, but has had very little to say about the two-year old boy who stood in the rain that horrible day in November 1860, watching as his father tied a rag around the scalped head of his dying mother.

Joe Sherman seems to have been a shadowy figure from the very beginning, a man who moved through life like a coyote, casting backward glances to see if he was being followed. Though he qualified as a genuine Texas frontiersman and pioneer, he made no effort to record his adventures and seemed content to take his past with him to the grave, leaving it to others to write the history books and figure out who he was, if that’s what they wanted to do. If he ever bothered to write a memoir, my branch of the family never saw evidence of such. It has taken me forty years to assemble a hazy pattern of where he was and what he did—family stories, bits of stories, county records, newspaper

files, and a reference here and there in a book. And I’m sure that’s the way he wanted it. My cousin Mike Harter, a historian by training, helped

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9. Programming Web Parts

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

Programming web parts is a lot like programming ASP.NET custom controls, so if you're already familiar with ASP.NET you have a huge head start on learning web part programming. If not, there's a steep learning curve, and I don't have space here to address everything you need to know. What I can do is build you a better on-ramp to the information through a series of examples that demonstrate the major programming tasks. For a complete understanding, however, you'll need a separate (and fairly thick) book.

Before you begin, you should set up your environment as described in Chapter 8. This chapter assumes that you've already done that and are familiar with the steps covered in Chapter 8. You'll also need to know .NET and Visual Basic .NET or Visual C# for this chapter to be of much use. I show the examples in Visual Basic .NET, but equivalent C# samples are available at

Web parts are based on ASP.NET web controls. In fact, the WebPart class inherits from System.Web.UI.Control. That means most of the programming issues of composition, lifetime, state, and server versus client-side processing are the same. In case you're not familiar with those concepts, here's a brief synopsis:

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2. The Anti-Fat Nutrients

Slice ePub May 23, 2014


The Anti-Fat Nutrients

THIS CHAPTER CONSISTS OF IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTIONS of selected nutrients and metabolic categories. For each nutrient, we’ll discuss its source and function, and give an overview of the research that has been done, along with any relevant data and results. We’ll then explain how each should be taken for optimal results. In some cases, nutrients may have either cautions or side benefits, other than aiding weight loss; we will make you aware of these points as well.

The nutrients are listed alphabetically to enable you to find the discussion of the desired supplement quickly and easily. However, there is much value to be found even in the sections that may not match your immediate interests. Therefore, we encourage you to take a look at all the sections below and become familiar with the full array of fat-fighting substances. You may find that the actual research on a particular nutrient reveals that claims you have heard about it are overblown, and that it is really not of significant use for weight loss. On the other hand, you may discover one or more nutrients that were previously unknown to you, which may provide exactly the right support for your unique physical condition and diet.

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4. Working with the Skeleton Data

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A Note About Calibration

Stages in the Calibration Process

User Detection

Accessing Joint Positions

Skeleton Anatomy Lesson

Measuring the Distance Between Two Joints

Transferring Orientation in 3D

Background Removal, User Pixels, and the Scene Map

Tracking Without Calibration: Hand Tracking and Center of Mass


Project 10: Exercise Measurement

Project 11: Stayin Alive Dance Move Triggers MP3


In this chapter, were going to learn how to work with OpenNIs user-tracking data. Up to this point, weve been working directly with the depth data from the Kinect. To make our sketches interactive, weve had to process this depth data so that it responds to the actions of our users. Since we didnt know the position of the user directly, weve had to infer it from the position of the depth points. In Chapter2, we did this by tracking the closest point to the Kinect. Last chapter, we did it by looking for depth points in particular cubes of space.

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