Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
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Systemic-Dialectic Multilevel-Multifocal Approach

  • Mina Polemi-TodoulouEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_983

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scientific Council MemberThe Athenian Institute of AnthroposAthensGreece

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maria Borcsa
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences NordhausenNordhausenGermany