Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

Understanding the fundamental concepts of different orientations of family therapy is the focus of Metaframeworks. The book shows how to apply these orientations, or "metaframeworks," to an understanding of human systems that transcAnds traditional family therapy. It expands on the ideas of various family therapy schools, enabling clinicians to improve the flexibility and comprehensiveness of their approaches.

Describes the fundamental concepts that underlie all family therapy approaches & how to apply them to clinical problems.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This book offers something really new. It not only distills much that is already known in other approaches, but also, having extracted the best parts, is able to recombine them into a perspective that integrates other areas often ignored. Metaframeworks is a unique book in the field.? (Contemporary Psychology)

• Those new to family therapy will find that this book offers a clear introduction to systems thinking and allows for comparison and contrast of existing models of family therapy across the dimensions represented by the six metaframeworks.? (Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services)

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The authors distill the central ideas from the many systems-based models of family therapy, add some concepts that have not been widely used before in family therapy, connect them all to one another in a new way, and apply these ideas to domains that family therapists have not explored from a systems perspective--domains such as intrapsychic process, human development, gender, and culture. For clinicians and theorists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787910709
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/3/1997
  • Series: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Edition description: REVISED & UPDATED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 710,444
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

DOUGLAS C. BREUNLIN is vice president and chief operating officer of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ is a member of the senior faculty of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. BETTY MAC KUNE-KARRER is director of the Family Systems Program of the Institute for Juvenile Research and clinical associate in psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Table of Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF THE METAFRAMEWORKS PERSPECTIVE.

A Conversation About Metaframeworks.

The Metaframeworks Perspective.

SIX CORE METAFRAMEWORKS.

Of Mind and Self: The Internal Family Systems Metaframework.

Patterns of Interaction: The Sequences Metaframework.

Leadership, Balance, and Harmony: The Organization Metaframework.

Beyond the One-Dimensional Life Cycle: The Development Metaframework.

Unifying Diverse Parameters: The Multicultural Metaframework.

Reweaving Feminism and Systems: The Gender Metaframework.

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE.

A Blueprint for Therapy.

A Case in Point.

Personalizing the Metaframeworks Perspective.

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