Learning of Haley's death brought to mind how much things have changed over the last thirty years.
I can remember when Haley's ideas about the double-bind and schizophrenia were the hottest around. Reading about paradoxical intentions in psychotherapy was both exhilarating and frightening. Having spent many years working with people suffering with schizophrenia, however, I can see clearly how wrong headed, and in the wrong hands, dangerous Haley's ideas were. Nonetheless, I can't help but admire his efforts to unravel the mysteries of this terrible affliction.
Jay D. Haley, 83, Early Advocate of Involving Family in Therapy, Dies - New York Times