double bind

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Double Binds, Systems, Institutions and… Farewells

This article introduces newer applications of the double bind in broader contexts, such as institutions. This is an approach put forward by a group of mainly French-speaking writers and was linked to the movement of constructivism in systemic family therapy.

Making sense of and coping with voices through the use of Romme & Escher’s therapeutic model: A clinical case study

The paper presents a clinical case study of a psychotherapeutic intervention, based on the model developed by Romme & Escher (2000), with an adult man in acute psychotic crisis who hears voices. The aim of this intervention was to decode the meaning of the voices and link the voices to the person’s history. At the same time, the person was trained in the use of cognitive and behavioural coping strategies, in order to manage the hearing voices experience and gain control over it.