By Barbara Jo Brothers

ISBN-10: 1560243740

ISBN-13: 9781560243748

Treatment, a number of views is a springboard from which therapists may possibly start to solution such questions as What are the materials necessary to strong relationships? What are the components necessary to task in the psychotherapeutic courting? How can what therapists understand concerning psychotherapy be mixed to create a complete more than the sum of its components? Barbara Jo Brothers aids therapists in answering those and different questions about the elemental parts, the typical denominators, and the common threads of labor with from exploring the theories and techniques of winning therapists.

As there are lots of methods of treatment, this quantity encourages therapists to paintings cooperatively, now not competitively, in constructing clients’possibilities. treatment, a number of views is meant to aid therapists operating with in attaining a broader view in their paintings and a richer diversity of selections in assisting their consumers. each article, specially the 2 by means of grasp therapists Florence Kaslow and Maurizio Andolfi, strikes readers towards a tapestry of healing possibilities.

Features of remedy, a number of views comprise an in-depth examine the components of a winning marriage, or, what makes marriages paintings for the long term by means of Florence Kaslow; a piece of writing via Maurizio Andolfi, translated via Vincenzo DiNicola, which brings jointly a superb integration of theories, together with these of Bowen, Framo, and Whitaker. Andolfi describes a transgenerational method of paintings with in quandary, with a case instance of the worth of doing family-of-origin paintings within the preliminary section of remedy. In an interview section with Virginia Satir (with Sheldon Starr, PhD, in 1985), she explores how all stable treatment has primarily an identical parts. Readers will locate Satir's principles undying and suggestion frightening; certainly they might reconsider their very own place and theories on treatment with undefined.

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He found that a shared value system is also an important factor. Schwarzenauer (1980) found shared interests to be a major contributory element in happy marriages. In Miller and Olsen’s (1976) delineation of the circumplex model, they presented two axes of coordinates: closeness and control. The existence of both involvement<->isolation, and rigidity<->chaos characterize dysfunctional relationships. In long term satisfying relationships one sees adaptability rather than rigidity, order rather than chaos, and a sense of attachment and belonging rather than isolation or alienation.

Words of wisdom’’ regarding marital satisfaction. Study respondents were asked what advice they would give to others to help them achieve a satisfying relationship. Since wise “advice” can be derived as much out of positive as from negative experiences, we lumped together the responses from 63 the three categories of subjects. In descending order of frequency, the responses were as follows: Fennell (1987) conducted a study of 147 couples, all in first marriages that had lasted over 20 years. He did not seem to limit the upper range of number of years married nor did he report ages and other demographic characteristics of respondents, so the two studies cannot be compared on these variables.

They are more “normal,” a term that conveys average, and the average couple falls close to the mid-range category on a curve of normal distribution. However, midrange couples are often 48 more conservative and less adventuresome than healthy couples and lack their vitality, openness and search for new experiences. In dysfunctional families, of both the chaotic and enmeshed categories, satisfaction is low and conflict is high. The probability that children will become symptomatic is strong. Cohesion, flexibility and adequate supervision are often lacking-rules and clear role expectations are either lacking or too rigid, and the concept of having fun together is negligible.

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