chapter  6
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Milan Systemic Therapy

WithJerome Adams

Theories are, by defi nition, works in progress. Nowhere is the evolving nature of therapy models more apparent than in the Milan approach. Indeed, its numerous revisions over time represent perhaps its most obvious characteristic. Based initially on the ideas of the early Palo Alto Mental Research Institute group, with its emphasis on family rules and homeostasis -seeking interactive patterns, the Milan approach has itself undergone continuous change in its history (Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 2013; Campbell, Draper, & Crutchley, 1991).