Salvador Minuchin


Salvador Minuchin Quotes

  • ''I describe family values as responsibility towards others, increase of tolerance, compromise, support, flexibility. And essentially the things I call the silent song of life—the continuous process of mutual accommodation without which life is impossible.''
    Salvador Minuchin (20th century), U.S. family therapist. As quoted in "On Family Therapy: A Visit with Salvador Minuchin," Psychology Today (March-April 1993).
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  • ''The touchstone for family life is still the legendary "and so they were married and lived happily ever after." It is no wonder that any family falls short of this ideal.''
    Salvador Minuchin (20th century), U.S. child psychiatrist, family therapist. Families and Family Therapy, ch. 3 (1974).
  • ''Only the family, society's smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be "strangers in a strange land," who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.''
    Salvador Minuchin (20th century), U.S. child psychiatrist, family therapist. Families and Family Therapy, ch. 3 (1974).

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