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The Sick, the Sad, the Savage, and the Sane: From the Archives
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Don D. Jackson, MD - with an Introduction by Wendel A. Ray, PhD

Murray Bowen has said, “In my opinion, Don Jackson was the only man in the family movement [other than Bowen] who knew what theory was about.” The Sick, the Sad, the Savage, and the Sane was first presented on May 13, 1964 at the Annual Lecture to the Society of Medical Psychoanalysts. In this lecture delivered when family system theory was in its infancy, Dr. Jackson draws upon research conducted by investigators working in diverse disciplines to illustrate fundamental differences between an individual and a relationship/contextual analysis of human behavior. The rationale for shifting from the study of the individual in vitro to the adoption of the proposition that the “premise of the family as a system requires us to attend only to present (observable) process,” is articulated.

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