Aesthetics of Change / Edition 1

Aesthetics of Change / Edition 1

by Bradford P. Keeney, Heinz Von Foerster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572308303

ISBN-13: 9781572308305

Pub. Date: 07/22/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

The fundamental concern of psychotherapy is change. While practitioners are constantly greeted with new strategies, techniques, programs, and interventions, this book argues that the full benefits of the therapeutic process cannot be realized without fundamental revision of the concept of change itself. Applying cybernetic thought to family therapy, Bradford P.

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The fundamental concern of psychotherapy is change. While practitioners are constantly greeted with new strategies, techniques, programs, and interventions, this book argues that the full benefits of the therapeutic process cannot be realized without fundamental revision of the concept of change itself. Applying cybernetic thought to family therapy, Bradford P. Keeney demonstrates that conventional epistemology, in which casue and effect have a linear relationship, does not sufficiently accommodate the reciprocal nature of causation in experience. Written in an unconventional style that includes stories, case examples, and imagined dialogues between an epistemologist and a skeptical therapist, the volume presents a philosophically grounded, ecological framework for contemporary clinical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308305
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/22/2002
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
818,651
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents


1. Fundamentals of Epistemology
2. Cybernetic Epistemology
4. A Cybernetic Description of Family Therapy
5. Cybernetics of Therapeutic Change
6. An Aesthetic Base for Family Therapy

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