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The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Author: Moshe Almagor
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
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A comprehensive theoretical and practical guide to contemporary system-based therapy


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Almagor
OCLC Number: 939773544
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PrefaceThe KybalionIntroductionPart 1. The System1. System: Nature, Role, Structure, and CommunicationWhat Is the System?The Goal of the SystemThe Individual and the SystemHow Is the System Structured?Communication2. DialecticsDialectics as a MethodDialectics and the SystemDialectics and TherapyCotherapists' Dialectic Dialogue3. How the System Protects and Preserves ItselfContractTrianglesEmotional Distance Regulatory MechanismsThe Symptom4. System Development and Life CycleStages in Life Cycle5. How the System ChangesFirst- and Second-Order ChangeReframingExternalizationSummaryPart II. The Intake6. Joining and Establishing Therapeutic AllianceJoiningExplorationDefinition of the Focus Problem for TherapyTreatment PlanThe ContractPart III. Treatment Structure: The Envelope7. The Envelope: Joining A New System Is FormedMaintaining, Sustaining, and Fostering JoiningThe Client Frequently Differs from the Therapist in Important CharacteristicsEmpowerment8. DisclosureSelf-Disclosure: Client Self-Disclosure: Therapist9. Resistance-Impeding and Facilitating TherapyResistancePower Struggles in TherapyAnger in TherapyWhen Therapy Is StuckHow to Unstick TherapyPart IV. Treatment Process: The Dialectics of Therapy10. Functional Dialectic System View of Symptom and Psychopathology The ArtistThe Water BottleThe Gas MaskDepression by ProxyThe Mask of DepressionPart V. Selected Treatment Issues11. InfidelityPrevalence of InfidelityTypes of InfidelityHow Does the System Protect Itself against Infidelity?The Function of InfidelityEMA May Have a Positive Effect on a RelationshipTherapy: Structure (Ground Rules)Therapy: Process12. Adolescent SuicideSuicideFunctional Dialectic System View of SuicideTherapy: Structure and Process13. Enrichment and Facilitation of TherapyThe Dialectic Dialogue: ExercisesFacilitating Dialectics: Family SculptingPart VI: Termination and Follow-up14. Ending Therapy and Follow-upWhen Does Therapy End?How Does Therapy End?Follow-upClosing CommentAppendix: The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of EthicsNotesBibliographyAuthor IndexSubject Index


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"Dr. Moshe Almagor's theory of FDS is a very applicable approach to family and couples therapy. In addition to theory and conceptualization he has provided a clear presentation of the actual Read more...

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