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ERIC Number: ED014105
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 111
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A STUDY OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS WITHIN FAMILIES.
CARROLL, EDWARD J.
THE CRAIG HOUSE FOR CHILDREN HELPS FAMILIES UNDERSTAND AND REACH DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR PROBLEMS AND THEIR LIFE SITUATIONS. TO HELP WITH THIS TASK, THIS STUDY SOUGHT TO DISCOVER WHICH UNITS OF THE FAMILY GIVE THE MOST INFORMATION IN INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE DYNAMICS OF THE FAMILY IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PROBLEM OF THE REFERRED CHILD. IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE STUDY, INTERVIEWS WERE HELD WITH 24 FAMILIES. THESE INTERVIEWS WERE ANALYZED DURING THE SECOND YEAR. DURING THE THIRD YEAR, NEW CONCEPTS WERE INTRODUCED AND DEVELOPED TO TREAT THE COLLECTED DATA. THE INTERVIEWS JUDGED SUCCESSFUL BY CLINICIANS WERE THOSE IN WHICH CHANGE OCCURRED IN THE PARTICIPANTS. THE PROBLEM OF THE ASSESSMENT OF CHANGE LED TO THE GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE HIERARCHAL ORDERING OF COMPONENTS AND THE CONCEPT OF STEADY STATE AND CHANGE. UTILIZING THIS CONCEPT, A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS WAS MADE OF AN INTERVIEW. EACH OF FIVE INSTRUMENTS USED TO LOCATE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES GAVE EVIDENCE OF A STEADY STATE, A CHANGE, AND A NEW STEADY STATE. THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS WAS CONCEPTUALIZED IN TERMS OF AN INTERPLAY BETWEEN INFORMATION, RELATIONSHIP, AND DECISION. DECISION IS EQUIVALENT TO CHANGE. THIS TYPE OF ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTES CONCEPTUALLY AND METHODOLOGICALLY TO THE STUDY OF INTERVIEWS AND THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: Craig House for Children, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: CHAPPLE INTERACTION CHRONOGRAPH; Lorrs Dimension of Interaction in Group Therapy; Riskin Family Interaction Scale