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How Work-Related Issues Can Impact Family Systems

Although most couples are not always aware, but work-related behaviors influence family dynamics and vice versa.  The fact that work is a significant factor in personal happiness, has long been recognized by researchers and clinicians. Examples of Work-Related Issues Affecting Families: *  Unemployment *  Supervisor-Employee Stress *  Dual Careers *  Children Home Alone *  Re-locations […]

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How to Deal with a Delima

We are all familiar with situations which irreversibly alter our future. These can be circumstances in our personal lives, careers, businesses, finances, or relationships. We might be helping a friend, colleague, family member, or a client. Examples of these situations might be a career change, moving to another location, or whether or not to take […]

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Assumption of Strength for Change

Do people fundamentally act according to the accumulation of strengths and skills acquired by past experiences alone?  Or, are they able to strive for change in their lives based on how they are functioning in the present?  The link between an individual and their environment or social system can create a “casual link” between a […]

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What Others Know About You

According to the Johari Window (derived from the first letters of its inventors: Joseph Luft & Harry Ingham), we are not able to grasp our own personality yet able to choose what we reveal to the outside world.  The window has four (4) parts which divide personal awareness:  The first quadrant describes characteristics we are […]

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Optimal Family Structure & Function Indices

Optimal Family Roles: Roles are repetitive patterns which delineate the structure and maintain the family interaction process. 1.  Clear differentiation exists between the roles of parent, child, and spouse. 2.  Roles may be shared, reversed, or changed, depending on the situation. 3.  New roles can be tried out or old ones modified. 4.  The roles […]

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