Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 641–651 | Cite as

Family therapists and family business: A view of the future

  • Ruth McClendon
  • Leslie B. Kadis
Part II: Applied and Clinical Discussions

Abstract

The family business is a unique entity that has recently come to the attention of business consultants and family therapists. The unique processes of family business are amendable to the applications of family systems theory, organizational development theory, and various theories that focus on individual growth and development. In this paper we review some of the basic concepts relative to understanding family businesses and briefly outline our approach to consultation with family businesses.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth McClendon
    • 1
  • Leslie B. Kadis
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Family BusinessAptos

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