A reflection of the losses experienced by previous generations in the disorders of functioning of an adolescent
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Ambulatorium Terapii Rodzin; Oddział Kliniczny Psychiatrii Dorosłych, Dzieci i Młodzieży Szpitala Uniwersyteckiego w Krakowie
Pracownia Psychologii i Psychoterapii Systemowej Kliniki Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży UJ CM
Submission date: 2017-07-10
Final revision date: 2017-08-28
Acceptance date: 2017-08-30
Publication date: 2018-01-04
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Feliks Edward Matusiak   

Pracownia Psychologii i Psychoterapii Systemowej, Klinika Psychiatrii Dzieci i Młodzieży UJ CM, Kobierzyńska, 63, 30-363 Kraków, Polska
Psychoter 2017;182(3):69-79
When conducting family therapy in a systematic approach, connections between the current difficulties in the child’s functioning and the events of the distant past, sometimes even those that occurred before the child’s birth, are sometimes analysed The emotional reactions of people that experience various kinds of loss, co-construct explicit and concealed beliefs that are inscribed in the principles of family rules. Their intergenerational message may be reflected in the specific, often metaphorical and symbolic, "problematic" functioning of the child. Assigning to children specific roles in the family or requiring them to fulfil more or less pronounced commitments, as well as evoking difficult, unreadable emotions in the child that are not related to his or her reality, may contribute to or intensify clinical manifestations of psychopathological symptoms, significantly impairing functioning. Referring to the clinical experience, available literature, as well as various theoretical concepts, the authors will try to decipher the mechanism of the inscribed losses experienced by previous generations in the development of disorders in functioning and their clinical picture in adolescents receiving family therapy and individual psychotherapy. The publication was based on a conference presentation.
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