More About Family Patterns and the Individual
In this model, the "ideal self" is described as one who is well "differentiated". A person who is "differentiated" has a high regard for self and a well-defined sense of autonomy while still comfortable identifying as a part of the family system, able to respond in...
MFT Intended for All People
Marriage and Family Therapy is Intended for All People Family Systems Theory was built upon attachment theory which holds that all people have a strong need to connect emotionally with others; the first of these relationships being children to their parents, sibling...
The Problem with Individualism
Prior to the 1950s, psychotherapy focused only on the individual who sought therapy, presupposing that the individual was a completely separate entity; separate from other people and from society. Observations began to reveal that there were more aspects to consider...
How Change Occurs
People will often choose the same familiar way of relating and avoid change. Any type of change is risky because the atmosphere and events are unknown. It is quite common for people to continue upholding an undesired lifestyle for a long period of time before they are...
About the Family with Addiction
Unique Characteristics of an Alcoholic Family Despite the internal family distress, outside observance of the family in their daily affairs often fails to show the presence of an alcoholic member. In families where alcohol addiction is prevalent, family...
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