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date: 06 December 2023

Minuchin, Salvadorlocked

Minuchin, Salvadorlocked

  • Catheleen JordanCatheleen JordanUniversity of Texas at Arlington
  •  and David CoryDavid CoryLicensed clinical social worker, private practice


Salvador Minuchin, MD (1921–2017), was a founder of structural family therapy, challenging the prevailing Freudian individual therapy that was the norm in the 1960s. Utilizing live team supervision, structural family therapy focused on relationships between family members with the therapist assuming an action-oriented approach. Minuchin offered direct help to restructure dysfunctional family behaviors and a faulty family hierarchy.


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