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Structural Family Therapy: A Case PresentationElaine Shpungin, Ph.D.Director, Psychological Services [email protected]

the family systems perspective
The Family Systems Perspective
  • Individuals understood in context of family
  • Family seen as living organism; individuals play roles in overall functioning of organism
  • Individual symptoms seen as manifestation of difficulty/dysfunction within family
  • Individual symptoms may serve “useful” function within family

Example?

structural family therapy
Structural Family Therapy

Salvador Minuchin

step 1 structural assessment
Step 1: Structural Assessment
  • Boundaries – how close are family members? how flexible are the rules?
  • Subsystems – what are the dynamics between family “clusters”? who aligns with whom? who gets left out?
  • Roles – what repetitive patterns do family members play out with each other? who has what “job” in family? are roles appropriate among members and/or clusters?
step 2 intervention
Step 2: Intervention

Goal: Re-alignfamily boundaries and roles to be more adaptive for all family members

step 2 intervention7
Step 2: Intervention

Goal: To re-align family boundaries and roles to be more adaptable for whole family

Sample Techniques:

  • Enacting patterns within session (exercises; seating arrangements; organically)
  • Creating new communication channels (“Tell her, not me.”) (“Interpreting” for family members)
  • Creating disequilibrium; escalating stress
  • Assigning new roles
  • Establishing new boundaries
  • Providing support, education, guidance, hope
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Garcia Family: A Case Example

Mrs. Garcia

(European

-American)

Mr. Garcia

(1st gen

Latino)

Spousal discord

Spousal discord

Emotional adjust.

Sylvia (12)

(Latina)

Adopted

at birth

Jeremy (16)

(American-born)

Disobedience

Physical aggression

Disrespect

“Bad attitude” (towards mom)

Alex (6)

(Russian)

Adopted 1 yr ago

Sergei (5)

(Russian)

Adopted 1 yr ago

Behavior probs

Emotional adjustment

Katya (15)

(Russian)

Adopted

1 mo ago

Olga (7)

(Russian)

Adopted

1 mo ago

Emotional adjustment Language difficulty

structural family therapy salvador minuchin
Structural Family Therapy(Salvador Minuchin)
  • Family Structure = invisible set of rules governing family transactions (family members’ behaviors towards each other)
  • Family Subsystems (e.g., parents) have appropriate functions and tasks
  • Family transactions and subsystems are governed by boundaries (e.g., closeness of members, flexibility of rules)
  • Therapist’s role: Re-align structure of family – i.e., change interaction patterns between family members and family subsytems to be more functional
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