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1 Family System Theory HDFS 3301 Dr. Trejos History • Burgess discussed the two different types of families. • Bertalanffy developed the basic ideas of general systems theory. • After World War II family therapists began to seek explanations for the patterns of family interaction that seemed to be at the heart of the dysfunctions they were dealing with. • Bronfenbrenner uses systems concepts in his ecological theory. • There are four basic systems that make up our ecological environment. Microsystem- Exosystem- Macrosystem- . Chronosystem- History
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2 Basic Assumptions • The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. • The locus of pathology is not within the person but is a system of dysfunction. • Circular causality guides behavior. • Rules are discovered in retrospect. • Rules result from the redundancy principle. • Pathological communication causes relationship problems. • All family members take on roles.
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