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

By Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper

This booklet bargains an summary of the center ideas in kin treatment & similar systemic perform and their improvement from the Nineteen Fifties to the current day, with reflections all through at the present country of practice.

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Since his death, regardless of all the rhetoric about being rooted in a systemic and contextual orientation, the field has yet to achieve the potentialities once imagined by its founders for ushering in a revolutionary shift in how human problems are conceptualized and managed. Instead of consensual validation across schools about the systemic nature of the theoretical base, there continues to be a pervasive lack of appreciation of the fundamental difference between individual theory and interactional theory.

Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. 22 23 family and brief therapy. Like mortar that holds together the bricks, Jackson’s contributions continue to be the cohesive element which binds together most present day systemic orientations – a living testimony to the vitality, courage, and far-reaching vision of Don D. Jackson more than thirty-five years after his death. Since his death, regardless of all the rhetoric about being rooted in a systemic and contextual orientation, the field has yet to achieve the potentialities once imagined by its founders for ushering in a revolutionary shift in how human problems are conceptualized and managed.

In Chapter 5, we offer ideas about a systemic perspective (accompanied by case examples) of the increasingly important topic of formulation. Chapter 6 focuses on contemporary practice in the twenty-first century and attempts to illustrate the application of systemic thinking in a variety of contexts in addition to work with families. It uses the concept of formulation to illustrate how systemic thinking is applied to various problems and situations, again with case studies. Chapter 7, a new chapter for this fourth edition, is an overview of the recent history and current landscape of working with couples, and the specific issues that a therapist encounters when working with a two-person system.

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