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Founder

Minuchin

Three Facets Emphasized

Wholeness of the family system


Hierarchical Organization


Interdependent fx of subsystems

Generic Rules

Apply universally

Idiosyncratic Rules

Apply individually

Complementary Functions

Individual fx complements another (eg husband and wife)

5 types of dysfunctional family

Enmeshed


Disengaged


Families with a peripheral male


Families with uninvolved parents


Families with juvenile parents

Permeability

Degree of access between subgroups

Enmeshment

Diffuse boundaries

Disengagement

Rigid boundaries

Alignments

Emotional/psych connections

Power

Relative influence family members have on one another/the system

Triangulation

Parental alliance with child

Coalition

Two members allied against a third

Therapeutic Style

Actively and directly challenge the family's pattern of interactions

Joining and Accommodating

Therapist joins into the family system

Mimesis

Imitating manner, style, affective range or content of communication when joining

Four Steps

Joining and Accommodating


Assessing family interactions


Monitoring family dysfunctional sets


Restructuring transactional patterns

Family Mapping

Mapping relationships and boundaries

Boundary Making

Effort to create psychological distance between enmeshed members

Unbalancing

Attempting to change a hierarchical relationship

Tracking

Using family's own language

Enactment

Staged effort to bring outside conflict into the session



Initiation, facilitation, closing

Reframing

Reframing a problem



Eg not ip, but family problem or anorexic girl stubborn not sick

Therapeutic Intensity

Maintain a situation (through enactment) or prolonged intense affect, repeated interventions, and pressure

Priority Foci

Action or insight over understanding


Present day transactions

Four Focal Points re: Structure

Subsystems, boundaries, alignments, coalitions