Believes that unresolved patterns of conflict are transmitted across generations.
|Explore chronic anxiety and reactivity in family through generations;
Assess levels of differentiation;
Assess degree of emotional cut-off.
Multi-directional partiality over neutrality;
“Catalyst of resources.”
|Emphasis on roles of reliability; trustworthiness, fairness, loyalty;
Explore 4 dimensions of individual and relational psychology: Facts, Individual Psychology, Behavioral Transactions, and Relational Ethics.
Believes that current relationships are based on past experiences with parent or caretaker
|Relies on client self-report;
Emphasizes working with individual and family of origin.
|MODEL||TREATMENT||INTERVENTIONS / CONCEPTS|
Distinguish between thoughts and feelings;
Therapist must have same maturity level as client;
Therapist instructs couples in conflict to speak to him, not to each other.
Eight interlocking concepts: Societal Regression; Emotional Cut-Off; Differentiation of Self; Family Projection Process; Triangulation; Multigenerational Transmission Process; Nuclear Family Emotional System; and Sibling Position.
|CONTEXTUAL||Explore family “ledger” and relational ethics;
Build sense of autonomy;
Balance level of fairness and consideration and restore capacity to give.
Split Filial Loyalty;
|OBJECT RELATIONS||Foster insight and expression of repressed objects;
Foster transformation of behavior (“working through”).