1. The systemic model in family therapy -- Family therapy -- A model based on complexity -- The Milan school -- The systemic approach to family therapy -- 2. Hypothesization -- Definition of the concept of hypothesis -- Characteristics of the cybernetic hypothesis -- Hypothesization in family therapy -- Clinical case: a systemic team draws a map -- 3. The conduct of the session -- Plausibility -- Novelty -- The conduct of the first sessions: an attempt at generalization -- Functions and characteristics of a family therapy session -- Conduct choices -- Clinical case: the family returns -- 4. Therapeutic intervention -- The magic of paradox -- The intervention-hypothesis relations -- Clinical case: therapeutic moves -- 5. Evaluation in family therapy -- "The case is closed": Verification of the therapeutic hypothesis -- Is family therapy successful? A clinical evaluation -- Is family therapy the optimal treatment? Evaluation of family therapy in an institutional context -- Clinical case: epilogue.
Translation of: La famiglia e il suo modello.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and index.