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(p. 95) Session 8: Family Roles, Communication, and Support 

(p. 95) Session 8: Family Roles, Communication, and Support
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(p. 95) Session 8: Family Roles, Communication, and Support
Author(s):

Bryan D. Carter

, William G. Kronenberger

, Eric L. Scott

, and Christine E. Brady

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190070267.003.0009
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date: 02 April 2020

Session 8 is again focused primarily on family communication and dynamics for the purposes of identifying and addressing parenting behaviors and parent–teen dynamics that may unwittingly undermining teen confidence in becoming more independent in managing their illness and lifestyle. The clinician engages the family in a discussion of parental and teen roles within the family system and an examination of the impact of the teen’s illness on family members’ roles. Behavioral family systems concepts of “misguided support” and “strong beliefs” that family members hold, but that inadvertently may be serving to maintain a dependent or even overprotective/enmeshed family dynamic, are introduced and applied to the family situation, along with strategies for moving these dynamics in a more independence-engendering direction.

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