A general systems approach to severe family pathology.

  title={A general systems approach to severe family pathology.},
  author={Stephen Fleck},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={133 6},
  • Stephen Fleck
  • Published 1976 in The American journal of psychiatry
The author proposes a general systems approach to the examination and understanding of family functioning. Scrutinizing the family as an open system with 1) evolutionary goals and tangible tasks, 2) a need for "semipermeable" boundaries, 3) cultural and subcultural communication modes, 4) leadership effectiveness, and 5) the nature and age-appropriateness… CONTINUE READING