On Initiating and Developing the Process of Family Therapy

  • David Rubinstein


Why do families and couples come in for therapy? Why do they request help from a therapist? At first glance one may assume that it is to improve the relationships in the marital or in the family system. However, in the course of over twenty years of experience with couples and families I have realized that many other motives subserve their intentions.


Conflict Resolution Family Therapy Family Therapist Family System Middle Phase 


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  1. Rubinstein, D., 1971, “A Developmental Approach to family therapy”, in: Proceedings V World Congress of Psychiatry, Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Rubinstein
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  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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