The authors cover the skills needed to become an effectiveagent of change. Understanding the family, joining thefamily, and planning treatment are basic moves explained.More specific techniques include enacting the problem,reframing it, and intensifying it to the point of crisis.Still other tactics that every therapist must master arechanging boundaries between family members, upsetting thebalance of relationships, and reinforcing areas of harmony.Finally, the authors show how to construct alternate realities for the family, use paradoxical interventions, and emphasize strengths. This practical, how-to book is thecompanion volume to Dr Minuchin's Families and FamilyTherapy. Together, the two volumes provide a complete guideto the art of family healing.
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