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Style of the Family Therapist - A Violent Father

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Family Therapy |  Family Therapy: Families with Children
The Minuchin Archives - Style of the Family Therapist - Full Set
The Minuchin Archives
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 Hour 21 Minutes
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A family presents their 17-year-old daughter who attempted suicide to Dr. Minuchin. Minuchin discovers from the father that he and his wife have been psychologically divorced since the birth of the daughter, and the mother states that she still feels single. Exploring the spouse and parental subsystems gives a map of the family. Minuchin attempts to construct an alternative family organization in which the adolescent children form a healing subsystem.