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Look out (my) window, darling. Functional separation and structural separation in the setting of couple therapy
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE  
Author/s: Milena Jedlowski 
Year:  2013 Issue: 38 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 15-27 FullText PDF:  359 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PR2013-038002
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Within the "integrated model of contracts" in psychotherapy for couples, Malagoli Togliatti, Angrisani and Barone describe a particular therapeutic phase: that of "functional separation in presence" or, in some cases, that of "structural separation". It is a definite moment, in which the therapist creates an emotional and relational context that allows the development of individual stories inside the frame of the couple. In this paper we further analyse the implications of this step, through the illustration of a clinical case in which an alternative form of structural separation and individual work was introduced in the therapy with the couple.
Keywords: Couple, setting, functional separation and structural separation

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Milena Jedlowski, Look out (my) window, darling. Functional separation and structural separation in the setting of couple therapy in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 38/2013, pp. 15-27, DOI:10.3280/PR2013-038002

   

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