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Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy (1920–2007) was a Hungarian American psychiatrist who is recognized as one of the pioneers of family therapy and the founder of contextual therapy, an approach whose premises are relevant not only for family therapy but also for couple and individual therapy. His book Invisible Loyalties introduced the theme of family loyalty into family therapy literature. In Hungary, he is known as Boszormenyi-Nagy, Ívan. In the professional literature, he is often mentioned simply as Ivan Nagy, but these names do not represent his correct professional name: Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy.

Born in Budapest, where he completed his education, Boszormenyi-Nagy was a fully trained psychiatrist when he arrived in the United States as a political refugee in 1950. Atypical for a psychiatrist, he also pursued advanced studies in ...

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