Global Perspectives in Family Therapy: Development, Practice, and Trends

By Kit S.Ng | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 14

Family Therapy in Brazil

Memoir and Development

JULIA BUCHER

ILENO I.DA COSTA

Not much has been written about the history of family therapy in Brazil. In 1989, we sought to systematize what there was in the field of family therapy in Brazil (Bucher, 1989). A few years later, a survey was taken of what was happening in the area (Macedo, 1993). After that, few efforts were made to trace the evolution of what had happened in the area. Recently Kaslow (2001) published an article entitled “History of Family Therapy: Evolution Outside of the U.S., ” which was made available on the home page of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA). However, the article carries information on family therapy in just one of the states of Brazil.

An attempt to relate the history of a movement is never easy. Generally historical reconstructions are limited to identifying the personalities who initiated or transformed the movement. In this chapter, we intend to describe these aspects, which constitute the living memory of the family therapy movement in Brazil, considering that such a record will help identify the theoretical and conceptual issues that underlie the structural and dynamic transformations in families today and in therapeutic practice. Therefore, the recording of attainments provides an important opportunity to gather recollections of what has been done and accomplished with regard to family therapy in Brazil.

For three decades, as we shall see, family therapy in Brazil followed in the theoretical tracks of the North American and European continents. It may be stated that we are facing two fundamental questions, which must be better investigated: (a) How do family therapists, in practice, construct subjective and collective meanings regarding Brazilian families; and (b) What is the reality of Brazilian families, considering the continental dimensions of Brazil and its diverse regional, social, and cultural manifestations?

-195-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Global Perspectives in Family Therapy: Development, Practice, and Trends
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 234

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.