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Strategic family therapy

A detailed guide to the theory and practice of strategic family therapy. Presents intervention strategies therapists can use to correct power imbalances and change destructive patterns of interaction among family members. Includes fifteen case studies with commentaries to provide a step-by-step view of how the therapy works and of how strategies were planned and carried out
Print Book, English, 1981
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1981
xxx, 240 pages ; 24 cm
9780875894874, 0875894879
One: Dimensions of family therapy
Two: Elements of strategic family therapy
Three: Marital problems: balancing power
Four: Children's problems: three paradoxical strategies
Five: Parental problems: changing child-parent interactions
Six: Severe problems of adolescence: putting the parents in charge
Seven: Night terrors: a case study
Eight: A depressed man: a case study
Nine: Summary: Metaphor and power