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ERIC Number: ED166614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Using Family Reconstruction Techniques with Families in Therapy.
Sheras, Peter L.
An examination of the technique of Family Reconstruction employed by Satir and others attempting to establish an appreciation of the client's personhood through the understanding of their parents' personhood is presented. In addition, the feeling of continuity with the family and the facilitation of integration is explored to further reveal the source of past patterns of behavior in the client by examining the patterns in the family of origin. Family reconstructions done in large groups working with a particular individual on his particular family without actual family members present is analyzed through case studies to show how family members witness the attempts of their own parents and children to understand their personhood. The use of the family, fact chronology, family portrait, family stress ballet, and family sculpting as reconstruction tools is described and explained as a means to explore past patterns of behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)