O'Reilly logo

Leaving Home, 2nd Edition by Jay Haley

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 11

Special Issues: Resolved and Unresolved

A straightfoward, simple therapeutic approach is recommended for the families of mad young people for practical reasons. Complex tactics can be risked by master therapists, but the average therapist will do best with simple ones. The interpersonal skill with which these families maintain stability must be respected. When the therapist provokes a beginning change in such families, he will be tested. Any weakness, hypocrisy, or vulnerability in his administrative situation, competence, or character will be probed in unexpected ways, and he is likely to be left puzzled about what happened to him. The therapist with a straightforward approach will be able to maintain his orientation and defend and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required