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What is eclecticism/integration?
The model orientation of family therapists today where therapists borrow concepts and techniques from another that cross theoretical boundaries; no single theory can explain or predict all the behavior patterns
What is psychoanalysis?
Founded by Freud, it studied the impact of family relationships on the individual's character formation, particularly in the development of symptomatic behavior.
What was Adler's contribution?
He offered the theory that all behavior is purposive and interactive, and the basic social system is the family
-formed the Society for Individual Psychology
-also contributed ideas of sibling rivalry, family constellation, style of life
What was Sullivan's contribution?
He argued that people are essentially products of their social interactions.
-emphasized the crucial nature of the mother-child dyad
-believed therapist should be part of ongoing theraputic system
Who was Nathan Ackerman?
He was a psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist who adoapted pschoanalytic formulas to the study of the family.
-The constant interaction between the biologically driven person (phychoanalytic concept) and the social environment (systems concept) was his main study
What is the psychodynamic view of individual behavior?
Derived from Freud's psychoanalytic model, it focuses on the interplay of opposing innate forces within a person as the basis for understanding that person's motivation, conflicts, and symptomology.