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Leaving Home, 2nd Edition by Jay Haley

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Chapter 9

The Process of Therapy: A Heroin Problem

One way to begin therapy with the family of a problem young person is to have the parents reach agreements by discussing the problem young person with each other. The emphasis is on the parents jointly becoming executives in the family. Their communication about the offspring can resolve the division between them as they jointly head the family hierarchy. Another way to begin is to have the parents take turns being in charge. Conflict between them is avoided if each is in charge of the problem young person for a set period of time. When one is in charge, the other is simply to stay out of it. Such an approach makes it more difficult for the young person to be caught between them, or to turn them ...

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