Leadership Lessons From Salvador Minuchin


As cultures become more integrated through the global networking of communication, transportation, and trade, it is a propitious time for therapists to consider changes that may need to be made for a conceptual shift toward globalization in both theory and practice. During this time, it would be advantageous to consider therapist in the field who successfully perpetuated change. Salvador Minuchin was a great leader and effective change agent in the field of psychotherapy. He set the pace for perspectives to shift from individual to broader scopes. The purposes of this article are to analyze Minuchin's leadership using leadership theory and to determine the key attributes of his leadership, so that marriage and family therapists can learn from them and emulate them. The transformational and servant leadership (SL) models serve to theoretically ground the discussion of Minuchin's leadership styles. © 2011, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

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The Family Journal