Systemic-Dialectic Multilevel-Multifocal Approach
Name of Approach-Intervention Model
Systemic-Dialectic Multilevel-Multifocal Approach.
The systemic-dialectic multilevel-multifocal approach in therapy, training, and large system interventions, originated by George and Vasso Vassiliou, is being developed by the interdisciplinary team of the Athenian Institute of Anthropos (AIA) Associates over 55 years, since the AIA’s inception in 1963, in Greece.
Professionals at the AIA, trained in the Greek cultural heritage of pre-socratic philosophers Heraclitus, Anaxagoras, or Empedocles as well as of Plato, Aristotle, and the Greek playwrights, felt at home in the international interdisciplinary network advancing the systemic approach, looking at dynamic processes, and approaching human systems as wholes in context – individuals, families, groups, communities, cultures – searching for the interrelating dynamics and the prevailing dichotomies as factors involved in functioning and malfunctioning.
Through a continuous dialogue...
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