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Interventions in which clients are directed to engage in a mildly noxious activity each time they engage in the targeted symptomatic behavior.
Instructing a symptomatic person to pretend to exhibit his or her symptom, which reclassifies that symptom as voluntary and not really "real".
Explains that behavior occurs in cycles and in a context, rather than as a result of cause and effect.
The tendency within a system to seek and maintain balance by maintaining the current situation and resisting change.
A process to correct system deviations by reestablishing the previous state of equilibrium.
Human interaction is typically complex and cyclical, in which people often attribute different meanings to events because they arbitrarily bracket or focus on different parts of the cycle.
second order change
Strategies involving alteration of the fundamental rules or context in which a problem is embedded.
A contextual, cyclic view of behavior, as opposed to linear, cause and effect explanations of behavior.
non-verbal, contextual part of a message -- can also be metaphorical or symbolic message.
paradoxical intervention (therapeutic paradox)
Involves a seemingly illogical intervention to bring about change
Developed in Bateson's schizophrenic project, this became the roots of strategic therapy
(strategic) paradoxical injunctions
Paradoxes in family communications; demanding a behavior that should be spontaneous.
reframe technique of positive connotation
Difference between Milan group and Haley in perception of client knowledge of issues which allows families to see things differently.
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