Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Psychotherapy & the Family, v.4, no.3/4, (1988), p.57-79 SIEC No: 19900465

Presents 3 anthropological theories of the functions of myths which seem relevant to family therapists, & provides a working definition of ritual. Uses a case example to propose a bifocal model of family therapy which connects the concepts of myth & ritual to 2 levels of culture (ideational & material) & helps to integrate therapeutic interventions at both levels. 57 refs. (LH)