ERIC Number: EJ844907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
The Restructuring of Family Schemas: A Cognitive-Behavior Perspective
Dattilio, Frank M.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v31 n1 p15-30 Jan 2005
Cognitive-behavior therapists define schemas as cognitive structures that organize thought and perception. Schemas are also viewed as having an integral influence on emotion and behavior. In this article, I examine the role of schema in family conflict and the specific interventions used in restructuring them during the course of family therapy. Further discussion highlights the concepts of attributions, assumptions, and family standards, and the role they play in schemas, as well as the overall family dynamics. Finally, a series of steps are suggested for facilitating the process of schema analysis and thought restructuring during the process of family therapy.
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Family Counseling, Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Counseling Techniques, Family Environment, Conflict, Intervention, Attribution Theory, Family Relationship, Schemata (Cognition)
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