An introduction to family therapy: systemic theory and by Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper


By Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper

This ebook bargains an summary of the center recommendations in kinfolk treatment & comparable systemic perform and their improvement from the Nineteen Fifties to the current day, with reflections all through at the present nation of practice.


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As an example, we have started this chapter with some voices of families and therapists, their experiences of family therapy. In one sense, this helps to ‘capture the moment’ in hopefully offering a sense of where systemic and family therapy is now and where it may be heading. Families, however we attempt to define them, are made up of people intimately involved with each other. Each member of a family has their own personal stories of their joint journey together and the web of stories, their intersection, and weaving together constitute family life.

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It is useful to consider Korzybski’s (1942) famous phrase, ‘the map is not the territory’. Our organization is more or less helpful but not reality itself. Arguably we may never be able to objectively establish that there is a ‘real’ reality out there. 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. 10 11 Early family therapy approaches (the first phase in this book, from the mid1950s to the mid-1970s) are located in what has been called ‘modernity’ – the dominant twentieth-century view that the processes of science would enable us to form accurate theoretical, predictive models of the world.

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