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ERIC Number: ED179866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-5
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Family Therapy: A Very Proper Failure.
Midlarsky, Elizabeth
This first-person account of a case study on family therapy discusses two latency-age boys who were referred for treatment. The assessment was that in both cases it was the family itself that was disturbed and needed treatment. The therapist worked with the first boy and his family together. The therapy model used was the "proper" family counseling method. Although changes occurred in the family, therapy was not successful for the child. In the second case, it proved impossible to follow the model of seeing the entire family in therapy. This family, which was handled "improperly"--by the therapist's standards--resulted in apparently successful therapy. This contrasting result led to some revision and re-evaluation of the therapist's original notions about "proper" family therapy. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)