ERIC Number: EJ479047
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Family Defense Mechanisms: The Concept and Its Utility to Family Scientists, Practitioners, and Educators.
Schwebel, Andrew I.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v1 n1 p31-41 Jan 1993
Notes that interpersonal conflict among family members and between spouses can cause dissatisfaction and threaten feasibility of marriage. Defines Family Defense Mechanisms (FDMs) as fixed patterns of behaviors that, when followed by spouses and other family members, enable them to better manage their interpersonal differences and conflict. Describes four categories of FDMs and illustrates them with examples. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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