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Functional Dialectic System View of Symptom and Psychopathology

Moshe Almagor

in The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669554
eISBN:
9781452946894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses the concept of distress—control dialectics of the symptom. The symptom is an amplification of the distress signal. It is a message sent by a member signaling that the system is ... More


The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Moshe Almagor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669554
eISBN:
9781452946894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The functional dialectic system approach to therapy has been widely embraced and is now used internationally, with individuals and couples as well as with families. It differs substantially from the ... More


Closing Comment

Moshe Almagor

in The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669554
eISBN:
9781452946894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

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 ... More


Enrichment and Facilitation of Therapy

Moshe Almagor

in The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669554
eISBN:
9781452946894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents two techniques used in functional dialectic system approach—the dialectic dialogue exercises and family sculpting. The dialectic dialogue is used to improve communication and ... More


Adolescent Suicide

Moshe Almagor

in The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669554
eISBN:
9781452946894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents the therapeutic process for adolescents’ suicide attempts. Statistics show that suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Adolescent girls attempt suicide ... More


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