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ERIC Number: ED020536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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THE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE--PERSPECTIVES DRAWN FROM FAMILY THERAPY, PRESCHOOL THROUGH ADOLESCENCE.
BROWN, SAUL L.
A DEVELOPMENTAL FRAME OF REFERENCE WAS USED AS A WAY OF VIEWING THE EMERGENCE AND/OR PERPETUATION OF PATHOLOGY IN A FAMILY. THIS FRAME OF REFERENCE INCLUDES SEVERAL ACCOMPANYING CONCEPTS. RESISTANCE TO CHANGE IS SEEN AS A FUNDAMENTAL DYNAMIC FACTOR IN FIELD (FAMILY) PATHOLOGY WITH INTERPERSONAL SUBSYSTEMS WITHIN THE FAMILY ACTING AS PERPETUATORS OF PATHOLOGY AND RESISTANTS TO CHANGE. PHASE-APPROPRIATE ADAPTIONS MADE BY THE FAMILY INCLUDE--(1) BASIC NURTURING, (2) ENCOURAGING EMERGING AUTONOMY, (3) ORGANIZING INSTRUMENTAL ACTION, (4) CLARIFYING REALITY, AND (5) FACILITATING DYADIC RELATIONSHIPS. PATHOLOGIC COMPENSATORY MECHANISMS OPERANT WITHIN A FAMILY ENSURES THE SUCCESS OF EACH OF THE PHASES FOR THE CHILDREN, BUT AT THE PENALTY OF CREATING INTERPERSONAL SUBSYSTEMS WHICH RESIST CHANGE AND NORMAL DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRESSIONS. THE CONSEQUENCES ARE EITHER HIGH POTENTIAL FOR PATHOLOGY OR A PERPETUATION OF EXISTING PATHOLOGY. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN ORTHOPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (CHICAGO, MARCH 1968). (CG)
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Authoring Institution: American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, NY.
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