David Campbell is a well-established clinical psychologist, who works as a trainer and clinician for the National Health Service at the Tavistock Clinic in London, and also as a freelance consultant to teams and small organizations. For many years he has been interested in developing techniques for working with organizations that incorporate the principles of systemic thinking. His work has led to consulting and training projects throughout the U.K. and Europe for both public and private sector institutions. He has written several articles and books on this subject and is a co-editor of the Systemic Thinking and Practice Series, containing thirty-nine books, which has promoted many new ideas in this field.
Teaching Systemic Thinkingby David Campbell
Therapists recognise that the practice of systemic family therapy is as much about the way one thinks as it is about what one does, and this book was the first in this field to address specific ways of teaching people to think sytemically. It discusses the way people learn; the components of a successful teaching event; and many exercises which have proven helpful in changing the way people think. The book is based on seminars and courses given by David Campbell and Ros Draper over a twelve year period, and it is clearly and methodically written so the reader can easily apply the exercises to their own practice and teaching. Since systemic thinking is a growing field being applied to many different areas of work, this book has been enjoyed by a wide readership of people who work with families as well as large and small organisations.
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