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Family therapy : an interactional approach

Author: Maurizio Andolfi
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1979.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Andolfi, Maurizio.
Family therapy.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1979
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Andolfi
ISBN: 0306402009 9780306402005
OCLC Number: 4593086
Notes: Translation of La terapia con la famiglia.
Description: xv, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Family as an Interactional System.- Premises.- Toward a Redefinition of Diagnosis and Intervention.- The Family as a System in Continual Transformation.- The Family as an Active Self-Regulating System.- The Family as an Open System in Interaction with Other Systems.- 1. Formation of the Therapeutic System.- The Therapeutic Team.- The Setting.- The Therapist-Supervisor Relationship.- The First Session.- Initial Diagnostic Observations.- Exploring the Problem.- Activating the System.- The Therapeutic Contract.- 2. Redefinition in Family Therapy.- Redefinition of the Therapeutic Relationship.- Redefinition of the Context.- Redefinition of the Problem.- Redefining the Problem in Positive Terms.- Amplification of the Problem.- 3. Space and Action in Family Therapy.- Nonverbal Communication.- Incongruence between Form and Content.- The Meaning of Space.- Action Techniques: Sculpting.- Methodology and Technique.- Family Sculpting.- Sculpture in Training for Family Therapists.- Children and Play in Family Therapy.- Play as a Means of Facilitating Children's Participation in Family Therapy.- Play as a Means of joining a Family System.- Play as a Means of Gathering Information about the Family System.- The Use of Play in Restructuring.- 4. Tasks.- Directiveness in Family Therapy.- Classification of Tasks.- Restructuring Tasks.- Countersystemic Tasks.- Contextual Tasks.- Displacing Tasks.- System-Restructuring Tasks.- Reinforcing Tasks.- Tasks Utilizing Symptoms.- Paradoxical Tasks.- The Significance of Paradox in Therapy.- Prescribing the Symptom.- Prescribing the Rules.- Metaphorical Tasks.- Metaphor as a Means of Communication.- Using Metaphorical Tasks.- 5. Examples of Structural Family Therapy.- Achieving Autonomy: The Case of Luciano.- Composition of the Nuclear Family.- Referral and Motivation for Family Therapy.- Phases of Therapy.- A Family with an Encopretic Child.- Therapeutic Stages.
Other Titles: Terapia con la famiglia.
Responsibility: Maurizio Andolfi ; translated by Helene Raff Cassin.


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