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The basic process of family therapy established by Gregory Bateson and Jay Haley has become integrated into fundamental understandings of families, family dynamics, and the process of change. Some of the specifics of strategic family therapy have left lasting impressions on the field of family therapy. Family therapy concepts, such as rituals, positive connotation, and circular questioning, are identified as essential assessment techniques to understanding family dynamics that other models, such as the Milan team approach, still utilize, even if they use different terms to describe the therapeutic process.

The Milan team approach draws attention to the presenting problem in the context of the family system. Additionally, the Milan team approach built their therapeutic framework on the idea that families are self-regulated systems that function based ...

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