- 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.25) 2 Dialectics
- The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
- University of Minnesota Press
This chapter discusses the different aspects of dialectics. Dialectics are opposing forces leading to change in a system. The two laws of dialectics are the law of unity of opposites and the law of noncontradiction. The law of unity of opposites states that the nature of everything involves internal opposition or contradiction. The law of noncontradiction states that two antithetical propositions cannot both be true and cannot exist at the same time and have the same meaning. The chapter further describes the relationship of dialectics with the system and gives an overview on how dialectics can be used in therapy.
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