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Abstract: Family Constellation, a psychotherapeutic approach associated with the name Bert Hellinger, has become a popular yet also controversial form of systemic therapy in the German-speaking therapy community. 'Family Constellation' (Familienstellen) means the individual client's physical-emotional positioning and re-positioning of substitute family members in relation to each other, with help of a therapeutic group. Family Constellation is a one session approach that addresses family-of- origin issues. The therapeutic process is highly experiential, utilising multiple sensory modalities. Hellinger locates his model within phenomenology, and his practice has roots in several therapy schools. His model offers complementary therapeutic techniques in our 'languaged' world of family therapy. (author abstract)

To cite this article: Stiefel, I; Harris, P and Zollman, WF. Family Constellation - a therapy beyond words [online]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, The, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2002 Mar: 38-44. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=426478113961836;res=IELNZC> ISSN: 0814-723X. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Stiefel, I; Harris, P; Zollman, WF; Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, The, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2002 Mar: 38-44 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0814-723X Subject: Psychotherapists; Medical technology; Affiliation: (1) Department of Psychological Medicine, Children's Hospital, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145
(2) Department of Psychological Medicine, Children's Hospital, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145
(3) Department of Psychological Medicine, Children's Hospital, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145

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