Tony A. Woititz c. In it she describes how pain from childhood emerges and gets played out in adulthood, for the ACoA, as a post traumatic stress reaction. Childhood pain that has remained relatively dormant for decades can be re-stimulated or "triggered" by the dynamics of intimacy. The collective stance is not to wallow in "being a victim" but to move into the practical application of seeing family dysfunction as a generational affliction and a pattern that can be healed.
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To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Janet G. Woititz, a best-selling author, lecturer and counselor to the troubled offspring of alcoholics, died last Thursday at her home in Roseland, N. She was The cause was cancer, her family said. The trade paperback turned into something of a publishing phenomenon.
Issued by Health Communications Inc. An expanded edition appeared in The book was translated into six foreign languages; the English version alone has sold 1. Another of her books, "Struggle for Intimacy" , also reached best-seller lists, and has sold , copies. Doctorate from Rutgers Dr. Woititz was born in Great Neck, L.
She received an M. Her doctorate in education was granted by Rutgers University in She taught during the summer at the Rutgers Center for Alcoholic Studies.
The institute provides therapeutic counseling for people with family problems, overeating habits and other disorders. She also contributed to academic journals and lectured in this country and abroad. Woititz is survived by two sons, David, of West Orange, N.
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