Chapter 11 Marriage and Family Counseling. George Gharibian, M.S. Marriage and Family Counseling. Family Systems Theories The family systems model based on the general systems developed by biologist Ludvig von Bertalanffy (1974)
George Gharibian, M.S.
Family Systems Theories
Object Relations Theory
Bowen’s Family Systems continued
Adlerian Family Therapy
Satir’s Process Model
No one is blamed for the family disturbance; the focus is on the multiple interactions in families.
When parents are in conflict, a child often becomes the third angel in a family triangle, & the child must take sides with one parent or another to avoid unbearable conflict.
Satir’s classification of styles of communication & their use in her counseling:
is defined as “a family therapy in which the therapist devises & initiates strategies for solving the family’s presenting problem.”
Families going through developmental stages which they should adopt to disequilibrium and conflicts.
Family Counseling & Therapy in Practice