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Cast of characters work: Systemically exploring the naturally organized personality


Cast of Characters Work conceives of the personality as a naturally organized unique group of characters who, together, function in an internal system. All characters bring their own histories, perceptions, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors to life's situations. Their survival strategies and interrelationships are felt as anxiety, conflict, ambivalence, or confidence. Heightening awareness of these multiple, simultaneous events increases access to the actual living process. The complex inner world of individuals, couples, and families can be precisely explored by working directly with each character and their relationships. Objectives are accountability and more functional, flexible, and satisfactory arrangements among characters internally and in couples and families.

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Watanabe, S.K. Cast of characters work: Systemically exploring the naturally organized personality. Contemp Fam Ther 8, 75–83 (1986).

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  • Health Psychology
  • Survival Strategy
  • Social Issue
  • Actual Living
  • Internal System