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Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 136–143 | Cite as

Paradoxical intervention using a polarization model of cotherapy in the treatment of elective mutism: A case study

  • Seymour Hoffman
  • Brurit Laub
Article

Abstract

A case history is presented of a four and-a-half year-old electively mute child who was successfully treated by the authors. The treatment approach involved paradoxical interventions in the context of a polarization model of cotherapy in combination with behavioral techniques in a family therapy framework.

Keywords

Health Psychology Treatment Approach Mutism Social Issue Case History 
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© Human Sciences Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Hoffman
    • 1
  • Brurit Laub
    • 1
  1. 1.Community Mental Health CenterRishon le-ZionIsrael

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