The family album

Hassia Yerushalmi, Tova Yedidya

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This article introduces a creative diagnostic tool, developed and clinically applied by the authors in individual, marital, and family therapy. The tool is based on the clients’ creation of a family album in the form of a collage, and it enables the therapist to touch the inner (intrapsychic) theater of the client, as well as to understand the interpersonal theater. The tool enables the therapist to bypass clients' censorship and opposition by building a direct bridge into the clients' unconscious world, thus creating a diagnostic and therapeutic shortcut. Thefamily- of-origin album relates to the clients' perceptions of their three cycles of relationship: perception of the interaction with the parental figures in their lives (internalized figures); the real, concrete relationship with the parents and siblings; and the projective relationship with the spouse and children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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