a family is ruled by its sickest member
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August 13, 2016 at 19:12
Systems theory of family therapy usually has a dictum- the index patient ( The one who presents with a mental illness to the psychiatrist ) is the most normal person in the family , unable to keep up the unhealthy homeostasis.
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August 13, 2016 at 19:20
as usual, a brilliant contribution. this is the same thought the mad man in Narayan’s The English Teacher presents.
August 14, 2016 at 06:49
Read it long ago. Must refresh . The ” Scapegoating” concept of Bowen’s family systems theory will fascinate you. Thank you for your deep interest in group behaviors, the smallest unit being the family. That acts as a template for all other relationships later in life.
August 14, 2016 at 07:06
thanks for the reference. that made me smile – used it when i taught Toni Morrison’s ‘Bluest Eye’. you and i have some interesting common grounds. that fascinates me. thanks again for your comments.
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