Simulating Clinical Processes by Population Dynamics
Over the last few decades new concepts have emerged in clinical psychology designed to understand psychopathological and psychotherapeutic processes. These concepts of the so-called “systems approach” represent a valuable change of perspective: mental illnesses that were considered “individual” in other approaches (whether they were caused by inner conflicts, by learning, by “faulty thinking”, or whatever) are analyzed in terms of their status and their function for the communicative structures in a social system — especially in the family.
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