This theory's keywords are: debts, ledger, and equity.
Contextual: Ivan Bozormenyl-Nagy
John Bowlby( Ivan Bozormenyl-Nagy, Salvador Minuchin, John Bowlby ) described ethics as a uniquely human process of achieving an equitable balance of finances
attention( finances, fairness, attention ) among people.
Contextual: Two things we are looking for are -
1) - meets expectations
2) Trustworthiness - emotional response to reliability
Contextual: EQUITY means...
fairness, based on needs
we're all in this together
Contextual: LOYALTY means...
will form an alliance with you against an outsider
commitment to align
getting coupons in the mail
Contextual: and provide the glue that holds families together.
Friends( Generations, Leaders, Friends ) are bound together by loyalties
obligations( loyalties, stories, obligations ), even across time and distance. (this applies even to dead people)
Contextual: This model stresses the importance of parents to provide ______________ parenting.
Contextual: demands that the most people deserve the greatest consideration, AND that the one giving the consideration deserves .
Contextual: All humans, by virtue of being born to parents, have a ___________ from their interactions with them.
Contextual: What each person is inherently and fairly due, and what each accrues based on their behavior toward others is known as -
Contextual: If a person who is due an entitlement is not receiving it, there is now a ___________.
(Parents are accruing things based on how they parent.)
The relative balance of debts and entitlements is called the _____________. It is kept in the subconscious.
open records request
Contextual: health depends on there being a balance between of debt to the family of origin, and .
Goals of Contextual therapy:
The word "Contextual" refers to the total range of persons who are potentially affected
healed( affected, enraged, healed ) by the therapeutic effort (in the past, present, and future).
Contextual therapists pay close attention to the _____________ and ______________ context of the family.
Contextual: 4 essential dimensions of individual and relational psychology that interact with one another
relational ethics (especially important)
Contextual: ___________ are attributes that people are born with (gender, ethnicity, etc. + divorce, abuse, illness, etc.)
Contextual: _____________ happens within the person.
Contextual _____________ correspond with the primary domain of the majority of family therapy models (e.g. hierarchy, triangulation, etc.).
Contextual: _____________ - people are ethically responsible for the effect of their behavior on others (this is the MOST salient feature of the contextual model).
Contextual: ________________ derives from a combination of internalized expectations, injunctions, and obligations in relation to one's family of origin, which exerts powerful influences.
Contextual: In healthy families, most of the giving and consideration justly proceeds from parent to child. This is known as equitable asymmetry.
Contextual: If parents engage in fair and ethical behavior, they earn _____________, which solidifies the child's loyalty commitment.
a place in heaven
Contextual: ________________________ is children's inherent loyalty to their roots. They accrue debts to their parents, and repay them as they get older.
Contextual: When not given what is owed, people will seek it out through harmful means.
Contextual: A revolving state of injustice is when the vicious cycle of injustice is stopped.
Contextual: Split filial loyalties are healthy.
Contextual: is toward trustworthy relationships, while is away from trustworthy relationships.
Contextual: ~HEALTHY ADULTS ~ adults are able to act on their to their parents and to contribute to the well-being of , while to their own interests.
Contextual: ~ HEALTHY FAMILIES ~ "Well-functioning" is not about the presence or absence of , per se. Rather, the balances and consideration of each family member for others.
Contextual: 6 GOALS of therapy ~
clients free themselves from damaging loyalties
take responsibility for their behavior toward others
discover the root causes of their behavior toward others
reclaim disowned parts of themselves
attend therapy forever
overcome irrational guilt
acknowledge justifiable guilt based on unethical acts toward others
retreat from conflict
make amends for their actions
Contextual: This is the idea that the therapist is responsible to everyone who will be affected by therapeutic interventions.
Equitable Therapeutic Responsibility
Free the People
Contextual: Therapists should deescalate by having each partner speak directly to the therapist.
Contextual: _____________ - destructive entitlements may occur when parents exploit a child by expecting the child to be a mature adult
Contextual ____________ - parents prevent the child's growth
Contextual: This was a psychiatric social worker with Borozmenyl-Nagy, who developed the theory of INVISIBLE LOYALTY. This person came up with a lot of Contextual therapy terms.
Contextual: With roles, children are (successful, lazy, hot-headed) and are ethically bound to fulfill these roles, even as . The therapeutic goal is to , pay off debts, and themselves from obligations.
Contextual: Multi-Directed Partiality - therapist helps family see justification for each member's actions