The Two Faces of Change

Progression and Regression
  • Sam Kirschner
  • Diana Adile Kirschner
Part of the The Springer Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


How do people change? Is it a simple linear process, an easy evolution, from beginning state A, intervening variable or stimulus B, to resulting C? Or is the process more complex and nonlinear? Clinical theory and practice, supported by empirical evidence, indicate that the latter is true and that indeed human growth and evolution follow a complex rhythmic pattern. This chapter will examine a developmental model of the growth pattern and the implications of this paradigm for psychotherapy.


Individual Session Couple Therapy Family Life Cycle Family Session Progressive Trend 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam Kirschner
    • 1
  • Diana Adile Kirschner
    • 1
  1. 1.Private PracticePennsylvaniaUSA

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