Bringing Partnership Home: A Model of Family Transformation

  • Julie de Azevedo Hanks Wasatch Family Therapy
Keywords: cultural transformation theory, marriage and family therapy, family organization, partnership model, dominator model, partnership model of family organization, family life, partnership studies, partnership families

Abstract

Eisler’s cultural transformation theory suggests that the global crises we face can be addressed only through movement to a partnership model of social organization. Drawing on cultural transformation theory and systems theory, a partnership model of family organization (PMFO) is outlined as a practical framework to guide families toward partnership relations. Eight components of PMFO are presented and expanded on as a path toward furthering familial and societal transformation. The eight tenets of a PMFO are: 1) cooperative adult leadership, 2) connecting orientation, 3) caretaking emphasis, 4) collaborative roles and rules, 5) celebration of unique contributions, 6) compassionate communication, 7) conscious language use, and 8) collection and creation of partnership stories. Finally, specific strategies of application of the PMFO will be discussed.

Published
2015-07-02
How to Cite
de Azevedo Hanks, J. (2015). Bringing Partnership Home: A Model of Family Transformation. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v2i1.100
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