By Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper
This booklet deals an outline of the middle options in kin treatment & comparable systemic perform and their improvement from the Fifties to the current day, with reflections all through at the present kingdom of practice.
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Setting the scene – 1950s A N I N T R O D U C T I O N T O F A M I LY T H E R A P Y application to brief and family therapy. The cybernetic model together with the basic notions regarding systems, social constructivism, the use of circular questioning and others are only a fragment of the influence generated by Jackson on the majority of the brief and family therapy models. Just like clay that holds together the foundation blocks, Jackson’s contributions continue to be the cohesive element that bounds most of our present systemic approaches – these act as a testimony of the vitality, the courage and the far-sighted vision of Don D.
1976) Problem Solving Therapy: New Strategies for Effective Family Therapy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Haley, J. (1980) Leaving Home: The Therapy of Disturbed Young People. New York: McGraw-Hill. Hoffman, L. (1986) Beyond power and control: Toward a ‘second order’ family systems therapy, Family Systems Medicine, 3: 381–96. Hoffman, L. (1989) A constructivist position for family therapy, Irish Journal of Psychology, 9(1): 110–29. Hoffman, L. (1993) Exchanging Voices: A Collaborative Approach to Family Therapy.
Members develop a set of perspectives, beliefs about themselves as a ‘family’, and what kind of a family they are: close/distant, argumentative/harmonious, formal/informal, traditional/ modern, and so on. Families also need to establish ways of interacting with a variety of other systems, such as schools, workplaces, local community, neighbours, friends, in-laws, and extended family. Families vary in the beliefs they have about boundaries: some believe that a rigid separation is required, stressing family privacy and self-determination; others believe in a looser, more permeable boundary, with easy access, an ‘open house’.
An introduction to family therapy: systemic theory and practice by Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper