Metaphors of Family Systems Theory: Toward New Constructions / Edition 1

Metaphors of Family Systems Theory: Toward New Constructions / Edition 1

by Paul C. Rosenblatt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572301724

ISBN-13: 9781572301726

Pub. Date: 02/07/1997

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This innovative book probes the language of family systems theory, demonstrating how metaphors shape our understanding both of families themselves and of the goals and process of therapy. The author shows how a deeper understanding of standard theoretical metaphors--and the development of alternatives--can help clinicians and students identify hidden assumptions,…  See more details below

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This innovative book probes the language of family systems theory, demonstrating how metaphors shape our understanding both of families themselves and of the goals and process of therapy. The author shows how a deeper understanding of standard theoretical metaphors--and the development of alternatives--can help clinicians and students identify hidden assumptions, incorporate perspectives that may otherwise have been overlooked, and forge creative new meanings in clinical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572301726
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/1997
Series:
Perspectives on Marriage and the Family Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword.
Introduction.
1. Metaphors and Theory.
2. The Metaphor of the Family as an Entity.
3. The Metaphor of the Family as a System.
4. Metaphors of Family Boundaries.
5. Metaphors of Family Structure.
6. Metaphors of System Control.
7. Metaphors of Communication in Family Systems.
8. Metaphors of Family Systems Therapy.
9. Multiple Theoretical Metaphors and Multiple Realities.

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