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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

Moshe Almagor

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.

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

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