Monday, September 24, 2012

De-escalating a Fight in Family Therapy

Mother and daughter clearly wanted to fight, but it would have been a mistake to allow them to.  Carl extended his hand toward them, as if to block the current between them.  His voice was firm.  "Let me stop you two.  Because I really do want to wait for Don."  They looked away from each other, and the moment passed.

From The Family Crucible: The Intense Experience of Family Therapy by Augustus Y. Napier with Carl Whitaker

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