(Old Copy) Unfolding the Laundry by Salvador Minuchin Part 3

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This session, recorded in 1984 by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and digitally remastered in 2007, features Salvador Minuchin conducting a live, unedited therapy session with a family. The featured family is a large, blended, recently married couple with dual-careers and five stepchildren. The identified patient is the youngest son (age 11) who is acting out. After de-emphasizing attention on the identified patient and relabeling much of the sibling behavior, attention is focused on the couple. Through his use of simplicity and humor to lure the family into desiring the necessary change and in following the family’s lead in defining the problem, Minuchin illustrates his expert ability at not being expert.


  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Minuchin
  • MFT