Rewriting Family Scripts

Improvisation and Systems Change

John Byng-Hall

January 15, 1998
ISBN 9781572300668
Price: $39.00
288 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1995

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I. From Scripts to Improvisations

1. Secure Enough to Improvise

2. The Nature of Scripts

3. Identification across the Generations

4. Rewriting Family Scripts

5. A Case Example

II. Creating a Secure Family Base

6. Security in the Family

7. Therapy and Supervision as Secure Bases

8. Myths and Legends about Security

9. Resolving Care-Control Conflicts

10. Resolving Distance Conflicts

11. Positive Framing of Parenting Scripts

III. Reediting Scripts in Changing Circumstances

12. Scripts in Formation of a New Family

13. Grieving Scripts

14. Disrupted Scripts: Family Breakup and Disability