Flashcards in Balance In Motion -Contextual Deck (10)
The Contextual approach to therapy integrates what 2 therapeutic approaches
Classical individual and family therapy.
In Contextual Therapy what does "Context" indicate?
The existence of an ethical dynamic connection between one person and his or her important relationships.
Define "Multidirectional Partiality".
The ability to side with each separate person.
What are Nagy's 4 dimensions of Relational Reality of each person?
Fact: hereditary, physical health, adoption
Psychology: Basic needs, instincts, defense mechanism, dreams
Transactions: Power, competition, coalitions, alliances
Relational Ethics: Loyalty, justice, trustworthiness, entitlement, merits
What is the primary bond of loyalty between parent and child?
The ability to be available and give.
Describe the vertical bond of loyalty.
the asymmetrical, irreversible relationship between parent and child.
Describe the horizontal loyalties.
Relationships in which the partners are in an equal position, characterized by mutual rights and obligations.
What are the transitional stages in which a new equilibrium has to be established?
Birth, growing up, adulthood, partnership-marriage, parenthood, grandparenthood, and loss (death) of parents.
Define primary "split loyality" as it pertains to a child and his/her parents.
A child is caught in a primary split loyalty if he parents present expectations so mutually conflicting that the child can be loyal toward one parent only at the cost of being disloyal towards the other.