ERIC Number: ED253993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Extemporaneous Ethics in the Formulation of Interdisciplinary Team Impressions and Recommendations for Handicapped Children.
The paper traces the evolution of psychiatric care for children from an intrapsychic orientation to a new conceptual perspective provided by systems theory and the accompanying relational formulation of conflict. The interdisciplinary process prevents a challenge to professionals' collaboration and respect for other fields and mandates critical self-monitoring. Chaos results from a clash in interdisciplinary evaluation between the traditional linear behavioral perspective and a higher order circular and more relational point of view. Findings of an internal causal approach to a depressed 13-year old are contrasted with a family systems approach which highlighted the need for family psychotherapy to establish clear generational boundaries, help resolve old grief and anger issues and enhance the self-worth of individual members. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs (Dallas, TX, 1983).