Developing Jointly with the Family System the Therapeutic Process by Using Analogic Communication

  • George A. Vassiliou
  • Vasso G. Vassiliou


According to the systemic-dialectic approach developed over the last two decades at the A.I.A. (G. & V. Vassiliou, 1982, 83) the family is conceptualized as an open system which is negentropic (anotropic) information-processing, problem-solving, decision-making and boundary-structuring, the latter involving self-regulating, self-describing, self-dissolving of boundaries.


Family Member Open System Group Analysis Local Therapist Family Functioning 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Vassiliou
    • 1
  • Vasso G. Vassiliou
    • 1
  1. 1.The Athenian Institute of AnthroposAthensGreece

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