chapter  4
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Structural Family Therapy

WithJared A. Durtschi, Joseph L. Wetchler

During the late 1960s, an Argentine-born psychiatrist named Salvador Minuchin challenged patients, family members, and mental health professionals to view emotional problems from a family perspective rather than an individual one. His clinical fl air and personal charm enabled him to seduce families to change in an often startling and provocative fashion. However, although his methods were certainly dramatic, they were based on solid theoretical tenets.