ISBN13:978-1572301726 ISBN10: 1572301724 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0898623215 ISBN10: 0898623219
Summary: 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 clin
Summary: 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.
Edition/Copyright:94 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:Guilford Press Year Published: 1994 International: No
''I recommend this book unequivocally and with some urgency to experienced family theorists and practitioners.... I also recommend this book as a supplemental text for students and professionals.''
--Journal of Marriage and the Family
''Intelligently organized and clearly written, the book will be a source of insights and valuable information for professionals, researchers, and students alike.''
--Jaber F. Gubrium, PhD, University of Florida
Guilford Publications Web Site, January, 2001
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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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