Leadership in 1975–76

Carlfred Broderick

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Carlfred Broderick, NCFR’s 33rd President, was a professor sociology at the University of Southern California. He was a noted author, therapist, and father of eight children. He had also been editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The following is an excerpt from his Presidential Address:

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 There is an impressive amount of evidence that fathering style is modeled partly on the style of interaction a man experiences in his daily occupation. Men who are themselves dominated by arbitrary employers or supervisors tend to take that as their model at home. Similarly, if they experience a respectful colleagueship at work, it is easy to carry that pattern of interaction into the home . . . But what do family scholars do with this observation? After all, what do we know about unionization, bureaucratization, decentralization, and the other facets of the work world? . . . I suspect that most educators and therapists underestimate the power of modeling because we are so into trying to change people by other forms of teaching.

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