Rewriting Family Scripts

Author(s) : John Byng-Hall

Rewriting Family Scripts

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : January 1995
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
  • Catalogue No : 3048
  • ISBN 13 : 9781572300668
  • ISBN 10 : 1572300663
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Families can develop self-destructive routines that are so predictable that members seem to be following a script. Such scripts can be altered when families in therapy learn how to improvise new patterns of relating. This book presents an innovative approach to changing such 'scripts'. 288 pages.

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Part I: From Scripts to Improvisation. Secure Enough to Improvise. Nature of Scripts. Identification across Generations. Rewriting Family Scripts. A Case Example. Part II: Creating a Secure Family Base. Security in the Family. Therapy and Supervision as Secure Bases. Myths and Legends about Security. Resolving Care-Control Conflicts. Resolving Distance Conflicts. Positive Framing of Parenting Scripts. Part III: Re-editing Scripts in Changing Circumstances. Scripts in Formation of a New Family. Grieving Scripts. Disrupted Scripts: Breakup and Disability.

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