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healing through encounter

In this therapeutic model, experiential encounter between family members and between members of different generations is the central issue. The therapist initiates and sustains the encounter. The term "healing through encounter" was coined by the therapist Hans Trüb (1971) to characterize the relationship between therapist and client.

Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)