Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 515-527

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Family therapy and a “good” society: Fit or misfit?

  • Mary Lou Politi ZiterAffiliated withDepartment of Social Work, Moorhead State UniversityDepartment of Child Development and Family Science, North Dakota State University

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Contextual therapy is compared with a “good” society based on socialist principles of equality, planning and sociality. The two models are analyzed across dimensions of justice, connectedness, change, and basic human resource for similarities and differences.