Family Systems Therapy
James J. Messina, Ph.D.
Family Systems Therapy – Family Therapists Leaders –
Alfred Adler-Rudolf Driekurs-open forum Child Guidance Clinics
Murray Bowen-Multigenerational Model-Triangulation,
Differentiation of Self Virginia
Satir-Conjoint Family Therapy-Human Validation, Relational Family Therapy
Carl Whitaker-Experiential Symbolic Family Therapy-therapist coach influences change Salvador Minuchin-Structural Family Therapy-create structural change
Jay Haley-Strategic Family Therapy-solves problems now Cloe Madanes- Wife Haley-Strategic Family Therapy.
The Family Systems Perspective
Individuals ~ are best understood through assessing the interactions within an entire family.
Symptoms ~ are viewed as an expression of a dysfunction within a family.
Problematic behaviors ~