Triangulation theory

Triangulation theory - Family Systems and Triangulation When looking at family we need to see this as a system and we need to find a way to

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Family Systems and Triangulation When looking at family, we need to see this as a system, and we need to find a way to understand it as a system. What this means is that the members of this unit; are viewed as a group. Therefore this group will interact and are therefore governed by rules and regulations. So in general if something happens to one person in the group it affects every other person in the group. It is like a domino effect; when one tile falls; it affects all of the others in the group. This goes along with the setting and maintaining boundaries in order for the things to work in the unit everyone needs to follow all the rules not just the ones they want to follow. When a problem comes into play, and causes this unit to become dysfunctional; that is when someone begins to rock the boat. This person does not agree and begins to upset the basket; so then a third party is brought in. This is called Triangulation. When
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course HUM 312 taught by Professor Jeriarledge during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Triangulation theory - Family Systems and Triangulation When looking at family we need to see this as a system and we need to find a way to

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