St. Vincent, the motherland of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, is a large, rugged and densely vegetated island, 18 miles long by 11 miles wide. If you drive or sail along either coast it seems larger. You will find it impossible to drive completely around the island as the road stops abruptly at Richmond on the leeward side and barely rambles past Fancy at the tip of the windward side. Dominating the interior is the majestic and volatile La Soufrire. On most days this volcano is hidden by cloud cover, but it has left scars across the landscape and stories that pass from one generation to the next.
Farther south, mountains spill down from the volcano, their steep sides planted in horizontal rows of dasheen, eddoe, tannia, sweet potatoes and yams. The tall coconut, breadfruit, nutmeg and cocoa trees are dwarfed by the mountainsides. The land is rich, the people poor.
As the land slopes closer to the shore, banana trees line the roadways, their familiar fruit covered by blue plastic bags for protection against insects. The coastal region is where most people make their homes and businesses. Villages spread around the fringe of St. Vincent, with the largest concentration of people in the southwestern corner around the capital, Kingstown. Here, overlooking the harbor, houses dot the hillsides; they range from modern, concrete homes built to withstand storms to the last remaining wooden colonials with tin roofs and wrap-around porches. Looking back to the interior, St. Vincent appears like some prehistoric green lizard, its volcanic vertebrae stretching from north to south.
Adobe AIR offers several ways to store data locally. You have
the legacy option of storing data as a shared object, you can also access
the local file system to read and write data, and finally you can write to
an embedded SQLite database. When it comes to securing pieces of data like
passwords or access keys, your best option is to use the built-in encrypted
data store, defined by the EncryptedLocalStore
If you need to secure sets of structured data, your best option is
to use the embedded SQLite database encryption support covered in Creating an Encrypted Database and Encrypting a Database with a Password.
The data within this store is housed within DPAPI on Windows and
within Keychain on Mac OS X using AES-CBC 128-bit encryption.
Once data is written to the encrypted local store, it is accessible
only by the application that wrote the data. In addition, the data is stored
in a user-specific directory, so each user on the operating system will have
a different encrypted local store for the application. For even more
restrictive security on data, the encrypted local store also offers an
option that ensures that any application attempting to get data from
EncryptedLocalStore not only has
the correct publisher ID but also has had no changes made to the application
The practice of couples and family therapists rests on a growing empirical base of outcome evidence, drawn from studies of therapeutic efficacy and effectiveness. According to Bergin and Garfield (1994), the marital and family therapy approaches have been subjected to rigorous scrutiny, with only a few other forms of psychotherapy so frequently studied Studies report the use of controlled and uncontrolled group comparison designs, single case designs, and studies comparing the relative efficacy of the different family therapy approaches. The overwhelming findings from the research reviews and meta-analytic studies is that family therapy works compared to untreated control groups, with some demonstrated superiority to standard and individual treatments for certain disorders and populations (Pinsof & Wynne, 1995; Carr, 2000a,b). Meta-analysis demonstrates moderate, statistically significant and often clinically significant effects (Shadish et al, 1995). The research literature supporting this conclusion is at least as robust as it is for other modes of psychotherapy.
DC = David Cohen (Chairman) JM =Juliet Mitchell RB = Ronald Britton
DCopened the conference outlining that, at the first conference in April, we spent the day considering twinship and the ways in which being a twin and the innate tendency to twin, can affect the way we relate to ourselves and to others. This conference centred upon what might be considered to be at the very heart of the matter; the place of sibling relations in psychoanalytic theory and practice. Juliet Mitchell and Ron Britton would discuss these matters both between themselves and with the audience. Starting with JM each speaker was invited to open with a short statement outlining their thinking on the subject of siblings and the roles they play in our inner world. JM explained her particular angle and interest in siblings, rather than talking about a particular area of sibling work. In particular, she did not get to her ideas about siblings through siblings per se, either through an interesting case of sibling transference, or a sibling relationship pre-eminent in a patient's inner world. Instead she was working on hysteria and thinking there was something missing in the accounts of hysteria, and finding to her relief that Anna Freud thought the same. Hysteria is the founding illness of our discipline and it still remains the founding “illness”, providing the basis of our area of work, the unconscious; it also gives us the main aetiology of our discipline; that mental illness and health are on a continuum so that we use the pathologies of ill health to show us the other end of the spectrum. Given this primary place of hysteria in psychoanalysis, JM was concerned that it is the male hysteric always goes missing and considering this absence of the male hysteric took her into reading in anthropology, history, as well as psychoanalysis. This led her to siblings.