ERIC Number: ED036958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Family Therapy and Disturbed Families.
Zuk, Gerald H., Ed.; Boszormenyi-Nagy, Ivan, Ed.
Presented at a conference at which authors represented major theoretical positions in the field, most of the papers use family therapy as an important source of observations or ideas, or as a means to pinpoint methodological problems. Papers are grouped in sections as follows: four which introduce the reader to the field of specialization, provide historical referents and contrasts, and suggest issues, areas, and special problems in psychopathology; six which address themselves to describing pathogenicity in the family system through discussions of prejudice and scapegoating, relational modes and meaning, a cybernetic approach, entropy, family system as a model for ego system, and pathogenic strategies against being silenced; and three concerning the relationship among pathogenicity, sociocultural phonomena, and the family or marriage system. The final five papers are directed to clinical or treatment-related issues and explore the communication of values in family therapy, the role of mourning and empathy in conjoint marital therapy, co-therapy teamwork relationships, the origin of adolescent disturbances in the family, and the secret agenda of the therapist doing couples therapy. (RJ)
Descriptors: Counseling, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Marital Instability, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Schizophrenia, Social Influences, Teamwork
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