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Stability and change in couples therapy : an action research process

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Dyk AC, MS en
dc.contributor.author Strydom HM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:53:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:53:34Z
dc.date.created 1999 en
dc.date.submitted 2001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/140773
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the cybernetic complementarity of stability and change in family therapy. Stability and change involve both the client and therapist, and is a self-referential process where the observer is part of that which is observed. One couple was involved in ten therapy sessions. During the action research cycles of planning, acting and reflecting, the principles of systems theory, cybernetics and second cybernetics were implemented. A team consisting of one lecturer and two students were actively involved throughout all the phases of the research process. During therapy, the therapist focused on stability to facilitate change in the structure of the couple's organizational system. The research served as a good example of how punctuation of two complementarity processes (stability and change) can enable and empower clients to autonomously reflect on their own behaviour, and to make decisions regarding patterns they would like or feel ready to change. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Social work en
dc.subject Family care en
dc.title Stability and change in couples therapy : an action research process en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA(SW) en


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