Systems Theory And Family Therapy / Edition 2

Systems Theory And Family Therapy / Edition 2

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by Dorothy Stroh Becvar, Raphael J. Becvar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761812954

ISBN-13: 9780761812951

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: University Press of America

Systems Theory and Family Therapy describes the basic concepts of systems theory and its application in family therapy in a clear, understandable manner with many illustrations drawn from clinical practice. This edition provides a revised and updated version of the original, that simplifies a complex area of study, enabling students to learn the subject more easily

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Systems Theory and Family Therapy describes the basic concepts of systems theory and its application in family therapy in a clear, understandable manner with many illustrations drawn from clinical practice. This edition provides a revised and updated version of the original, that simplifies a complex area of study, enabling students to learn the subject more easily without being overwhelmed by the language normally employed in presenting these subjects. The authors discuss the distinctions between modernism and postmodernism as well as first-order and second-order cybernetics. They also include discussions of constructivism and social constructionism, as well as the ramifications of these perspectives for the theory and practice of family therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761812951
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
311,082
Product dimensions:
0.34(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction: How to Use This Book chapter 2 About Theories chapter 3 Systems Theory/Cybernetics: A Paradigm Shift chapter 4 First Order Cybernetics: Definition of Concepts chapter 5 Second Order Cybernetics: Definition of Concepts chapter 6 Family Interpretive Systems/Stories chapter 7 Family Development Through the Life Cycle chapter 8 The Family as a System chapter 9 Critiques and Defense of a System Perspective chapter 10 Implications for Family Therapy chapter 11 In Conclusion chapter 12 References chapter 13 Index

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Trauth More than 1 year ago
This book was part of my required readings for one of my MFT classes. Out of all the books, this had to be my least favorite. The print on the pages were not clear, there were words spelled incorrectly, and the use of, "however" and "on the other hand" is used constantly!!! There are other books that explain System Theories a lot clearer.