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The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families$
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Moshe Almagor

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669554

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.001.0001

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The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
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Moshe Almagor

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0015

This chapter concludes that the book applies various approaches to system therapy that converges to the same metaprinciple: the person is part of a social system that simultaneously influences and is influenced by it. Functional dialectic system teaches people to use their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral repertoires in an optimistic way; thereby, creating a tremendous change in both the life of client and the therapist. Dialectics provides an idea that everything has its opposite inherent, which could be helpful in identifying the meaning of a person’s behavior.

Keywords:   system therapy, functional dialectic system, dialectics, behavior

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