Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Don Bloch, Director of the Ackerman Institute for the Family from 1972 – 1991, passed away Thursday, September 18th in New York City.  After making valiant efforts to overcome complications from a hip fracture, he died peacefully accompanied by his wife, Joan Rappaport and his children.  
            He began work with Nathan Ackerman in 1965, He was the co-editor, with Robert Simon, of The Strength of Family Therapy: The Selected Papers of Nathan W. Ackerman (Brunner/Mazel) and has numerous publications in the field. He was a charter member of AFTA, an early Editor of Family Process for 12 years and the founder of the Journal of Family Systems and Health. 
Don was a great man of vision, creativity and a true contributor to the family therapy field. We will carry with us his warmth, engaging spirit and generous nature.  Thank you Don, for all that you gave us.  

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