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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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System Development and Life Cycle

System Development and Life Cycle

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(p.51) 4 System Development and Life Cycle
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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/9780816669554.003.0004

The system is an entity that interacts continuously with the intrasystem and extrasystem environments. This interaction leads to a change in the system. Each transition requires the system to reorganize in order to meet the challenges of change. This chapter presents the development and life cycle of the system. The stages in the life cycle of a system are: courtship, the wedding ceremony, first year of marriage, first child, first child goes to day care, adolescence, grandparenthood, and retirement. It explains the dialectic conflict that occurs in each stage of the family life cycle when there is a movement from separation to unification or from unification to separation.

Keywords:   system, courtship, wedding, marriage, first child, child day care, adolescence, grandparenthood, retirement, dialectic conflict

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