Network Therapy

  • Jodie Kliman
  • David W. Trimble


Family therapy demonstrates the need for conceptualizing and treating emotional difficulties contextually. It looks beyond the individual to the family as the system of concern. Ackerman’s (1970) “interpersonal unconscious of the family group,” Minuchin’s (1974) of the “extra-cerebral mind,” and Palazzoli, Cecchin, Prata, and Boscolo’s (1978) of the “family in schizophrenic transaction” all have helped us to understand that there is a dialectical relationship between intrapsychic and social experience. In such a relationship, intrapsychic and interpersonal or social processes reflect and influence each other; each is an ever changing creation of and counterpoint to the other. Human consciousness is a dynamic interplay between these two processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jodie Kliman
    • 1
  • David W. Trimble
    • 2
  1. 1.New England Center for the Study of the FamilyNewtonUSA
  2. 2.North Shore Professional AssociatesLynnUSA

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