Web of Human Experience in Couple and Family Therapy
Name of Concept
Web of human experience
Web of constraints
Understanding couples and families from a systemic perspective requires consideration of many factors that exist at various levels of the biopsychosocial system. For example, a middle school girl with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be impacted by any or all the following factors: the brain chemistry of her condition; thoughts and feelings about herself given the challenges she encounters; patterns of interaction with her parents and teachers; the school’s view of their responsibility to assist her; and familial and societal views concerning gender-normative expectations and school achievement. The web of human experience provides a case-formulating template along with associated bodies of knowledge that support consideration of a full complement of systemic factors (Pinsof et al. 2017).
Theoretical Context of Concept
The web of human experience (the web) was originally conceived as the web of...
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