- Title Pages
- The Kybalion
Part IThe System
1System: Nature, Role, Structure, and Communication
3How the System Protects and Preserves Itself
4System Development and Life Cycle
5How the System Changes
6Joining and Establishing Therapeutic Alliance
7The Envelope: Joining
9Resistance: Impeding and Facilitating Therapy
10Functional Dialectic System View of Symptom and Psychopathology
13Enrichment and Facilitation of Therapy
14Ending Therapy and Follow-up
- Closing Comment
- Appendix: The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- (p.243) Closing Comment
- The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
- University of Minnesota Press
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.
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