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Jane Adams Ph.D.


Jane Adams has been researching and reporting on how American families respond to social change for over three decades. A graduate of Smith College, she studied at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Association and the Washington (DC) Psychoanalytic Foundation and has published 13 books and over 100 essays, articles and columns in national magazines and newspapers including the New York Times. Her books have been translated into several foreign languages, and been adapted for television. A popular media commentator, she has been featured on many TV and radio shows including Today, Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show and PBS. She was a founding editor of the Seattle Weekly and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Washington. From her home in Seattle, she coaches parents of adult children on how to cope, respond and communicate across generational lines when conflict frays the ties that bind. Her web site is

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