Systems Therapy

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Systems Approach Understand the individual in relation to the whole group/family Formal Causality The individual has a responsibility and must pursue it Final Causality Relationships in the group resemble relationships in real life s How you change the way you relate with the people in the group changes how you change the way you act in society SIMULTANEOUSLY s Group is a social microcosm (small prototype of a greater whole Group (here and now in the present) is a part of the world (there an then) An authoritative person (understand traits in light of the whole network) s My relationship with my father will change simultaneously with my changing relationship with the members of the group Each person is an nexus of relationships s Ex: Why do we care about group therapy? First impressions Doesn't tell the answers Not without problems themselves Therapist is also involved in this because they are also part of the group They might challenge the client on things
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 341 taught by Professor Slife during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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