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Alternativas en Psicología

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REYNA, Jaime Montalvo; SALCIDO, María Rosario Espinosa  and  ARREDONDO, Angélica Pérez. Análisis del ciclo vital de la estructura familiar y sus principales problemas en algunas familias mexicanas. Altern. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.28, pp. 73-91. ISSN 1405-339X.

A descriptive study was conducted with a non-experimental design, which sought to identify patterns that maintain family relationships in families attending therapy in an urban area of Mexico State. We interviewed four different families at the stage of their life cycle: A divorce in another stage of the arrival of children, with one more school-age children, and finally, one with teenagers. We used an interview guide that was used to identify four main factors: structure, sociocultural characteristics, main problems, symptoms and key principles. The results suggest that the structure represents differences if not by number of members within a family, but they are present in terms of functionality patterns identified as characteristics of each stage of the life cycle of the family. A diagnostic strategy and therapeutic strategy supported by the systemic and structural model is working with the family life cycle.

Keywords : Life cycle stage; structural model; systemic approach.

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