Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy [NOOK Book]

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All too often the experience of users of family therapy is neglected in the theory and practice of family therapy as well as in the literature itself. In Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy the authors describe in detail how the results of an action research project helped the professionals involved to modify their practice. They draw out the implications of the research for providing a genuinely user-friendly service and set the arguments for a more humanistic approach in ...
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Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy

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Overview

All too often the experience of users of family therapy is neglected in the theory and practice of family therapy as well as in the literature itself. In Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy the authors describe in detail how the results of an action research project helped the professionals involved to modify their practice. They draw out the implications of the research for providing a genuinely user-friendly service and set the arguments for a more humanistic approach in the wider context of contemporary social policy.
Thought-provoking and practical in emphasis, this book places the user at the centre of the stage and insists that family therapy can only flourish if it becomes genuinely empowering and user-friendly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317799429
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Introducing user-friendly family therapy 1
2 Family therapy - a cause for concern? 8
3 Coming to terms with Jeffrey Masson 29
4 Steps towards a user-friendly approach 47
5 Further steps towards a user-friendly approach 65
6 Learning from users 84
7 Research and practice, practice and research 101
8 Reviewing consumer studies of therapy: social work and marriage guidance research 128
9 Reviewing consumer studies of therapy: family therapy research 149
10 Social policy, the family and family therapy: is there a meeting point? 166
11 User-friendliness and theories of family therapy - the contribution of second-order thinking and feminism 180
12 Guidelines for user-friendly practice 197
13 Bringing it back home: putting a user-friendly perspective into practice 220
Appendices 241
Bibliography 250
Index 262
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