In an age of increasing fragmentation and isolation in health care, where the emphasis is more and more on individual pathology, diagnostic labels, and the management of symptoms, we have developed a framework that encourages the expansion of connection, collaboration, and possibility. Our focus is on building individual and family competence. Our areas of expertise extend across the spectrum of individuals, couples, families, groups, schools, and communities.
Four fundamental principles lie at the heart of our vision for change and development:
- Developmental competence is the cornerstone of self-confidence and positive relationships
- The courage to be creative and explore new patterns of thought and behavior grows as people participate in relationships based on respect and acceptance
- Relationships in which people feel controlled, abandoned, or betrayed foster withdrawal, depression, and destructive behavior
- Families have enormous potential healing power