pt. 1. Patterns in transition. Kaleidoscope : fragments -- Trio : patterns of divorce -- Quartet : patterns of remarriage / written with Virginia Goldner -- The key : fragmentation of a commune -- An anorectic family : repatterning through therapy -- pt. 2. Patterns of violence. Family dismemberment : a day in court -- Child murder -- Parent murder -- An alternative : violence and healing -- pt. 3. Patterns in context. The triumph of Ellen West : an ecological perspective.