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Style of the Family Therapist - Peter: Institutionalization of Children

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Disempowering Families |  Family Therapy |  Family Therapy: Families with Children
The Minuchin Archives - Style of the Family Therapist - Full Set
The Minuchin Archives
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In 1992, Dr. Salvador Minuchin was invited to consult with a team of mental health professionals involved in the treatment of a 9 year old boy who had been institutionalized for 2 years in psychiatric hospitals. In this video, Dr. Minuchin asserts that the identity of young children is directly connected to their belonging to a group of people, specifically their family, who have created the child’s sense of reality.