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therapist. Which means one cannot change without the other. And in order to change, the system must change, each member must change for the dynamic of the family to reorganize. The family in the video are in various different stages of development, they speak about the couple forming, which seemed to be abrupt and cause conflict with the children, they have Jeff who is considerably younger than the grown children. The mother and Jeff as a subsystem have created a coalition that is organized in such a way that creates dysfunction in the family. When Minuchin calls Jeff a big teddy bear, he does so in a way that re-labels the relationship of mom and Jeff as not favorable in an effort to reorganize the parental hierarchy. It seems that in doing that the dad and mom can work on their relation - ship, where the mom can now go to her husband to fill the need of comfort and acceptance that she was using her son for. Which in turn would help the family system as a whole. Lastly, there was a lot of conversation in regards to the “California Therapist” in relation to white middle class socio-economic structure of the family and the way in which they use ther - apy and have it readily available to them, versus those who may not be able to afford said ther - apy. I’m really not clear as to how this pertains exactly. Besides, the fact that each culture has it’s own ways of behaving as a family unit. For example, I live in Hawaii, culturally it is said that there are a lot of asian influences as cultural norms, which may play a role in therapy.
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