Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory / Edition 1

Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory / Edition 1

by Carmel Flaskas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415183006

ISBN-13: 9780415183000

Pub. Date: 09/27/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Postmodernist ideas are widely used in family therapy. However, it is argued that these ideas have their limits in meeting the richness and complexity of human experience and therapy practice. Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expressions in family therapy, raising questions about:
* reality and realness
* the

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Postmodernist ideas are widely used in family therapy. However, it is argued that these ideas have their limits in meeting the richness and complexity of human experience and therapy practice. Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expressions in family therapy, raising questions about:
* reality and realness
* the subjective process of truth
* the experience of self.
Alongside identifying the difficulties in any sole reliance on narrative and constructionist ideas, this book advocates the value of selected psychoanalytic ideas for family therapy practice, in particular:
* attachment and the unconscious
* transference, projective identification and understandings of time
* psychoanalytic ideas about thinking and containment in the therapeutic relationship.
Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism offers a sustained critical discussion of the possibilities and limits of contemporary family therapy knowledge, and develops a place for psychoanalytic ideas in systemic thinking and practice. It will be of great interest to family therapists, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415183000
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/27/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Connections in Postmodern Times - An Introduction. The Shape of Postmodernism. Social Constructionist Ideas and the Narrative Metaphor. The Question of Reality and Realness. Truth as a Process. The Narrative Self and the Limits of Language. Postmodernist Limits and Intersecting Psychoanalytic Ideas. Attachment and the Unconscious. Transference, Projective Identification and Time. Further Thoughts on the Therapeutic Relationship. Concluding Comments.

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