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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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How the System Changes

How the System Changes

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(p.69) 5 How the System Changes
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The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Author(s):

Moshe Almagor

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0005

This chapter discusses change as the core concept of the system approach. Two rules govern family and system—the behavior-first-order change and the second-order change. First-order change is a behavioral change that does not involve a change in system rules, while second-order change is a behavioral change that involves a change in the system’s rules. The therapist’s goal is to help families undergo a second-order change that will enable them to establish the necessary conditions to achieve their goal. The chapter further explains the concept of reframing and externalization.

Keywords:   system approach, dialectic, first-order change, second-order change, system rules, behavioral change, reframing, externalization

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