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Migration and Family Conflict



    1. Director, Behavioral Sciences, Family Practice Residency Program, University of California at San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital.
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  • This paper is the product of a collective work. It started in two workshops on “Migration and Family Conflict” led by the author at the Second International Congress of Family Therapy, Jerusalem, August 14–19, 1997. The ideas presented in the workshops, enriched by the active participation of the membership, were later summarized and sent to the participants, many of whom fed back new insights. These ideas were later presented and further enriched in a variety of professional contexts. The author expresses his warm appreciation all of the many participants in that dialogue.


The stages of the process of migration are described, with the implications of each for family conflict and appropriate therapeutic intervention.