This session, recorded in 1989 by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and digitally re-mastered in 2007, features Michael White conducting a live, unedited therapy session with a family. The featured family includes an 18-year-old institutionalized for fire-setting. Through circular strategic and reflexive questions and techniques of externalizing and mapping the influence of problems, the family is helped to discover new information about themselves. Concentration is on the bickering between siblings and the theme of protest that bonds the family to systems that patholize them. A reflecting team is used to consolidate the family’s “new story” which emerges in the session.
Approx. Time: 134 minutes