The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announce that its judges have selected Uncapping Family Wisdom: Recognizing, Treating, and Reconciling Transgenerational Dysfunction by Sandra Pate as the winner of the 2012 Samuel I. Hayakawa Book Prize.
The Hayakawa Book Prize goes to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000.
Dr. Sandra Pate has maintained a private practice for 20 years. She has consulted in psychiatric hospitals, family court, and treatment centers for family domestic violence. She sees a broad spectrum of clients with diverse backgrounds and treatment needs. Her expertise is in generational patterns that interrupt human development in adults and children. Dr. Pate has presented at conferences speaking on the topics of: Families in Quandaries: Into the Third and Fourth Generation, Making Sense in Families, Uncapping Family Wisdom, The Trinity and the Gift of Self, Counseling Toward Spiritual Maturity Managing, and Communicating Our Emotions, Changing Realities: Communicating for Effective Suicide Prevention Equipping Ourselves to Address the Needs of Families, What the World Is Like: Filling in the Gaps for Families Affected by Trans-Generational Dysfunction.
The Hayakawa Prize will be presented to Sandra Pate at the Language and Symbol Use in Politics and Other Arenas symposium on October 26-28, 2012, at the Princeton Club in New York City.
Uncapping Family Wisdom: Recognizing, Treating, and Reconciling Transgenerational Dysfunction is published by Phillip Monroe Publishing and is available for purchase from Amazon.com.