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The Times of Time: A Perspective on Time in Systemic Therapy and Consultation

The Times of Time: A Perspective on Time in Systemic Therapy and Consultation

1st Edition

Luigi Boscolo, Paolo Bertrando
July 15, 2019

This is the most comprehensive study of the role of time in psychotherapy. It illustrates how time is experienced in different ways – individual time, family time, and social time – and how time can act as an invaluable metaphor in shaping clinical practice within a systemic approach, ...

Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies

1st Edition

Gwyn Daniel
November 30, 2018

Most of Shakespeare’s tragedies have a family drama at their heart. This book brings these relationships to life, offering a radical new perspective on the tragic heroes and their dilemmas. Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies focusses on the interactions and...

The Heart of the Matter: Music and Art in Family Therapy

The Heart of the Matter: Music and Art in Family Therapy

1st Edition

Hilary Palmer
June 13, 2018

The Heart of the Matter invites therapists from all disciplines to consider the use of music and art in their work with families. It introduces systemic music and art ideas, giving clinical examples from practice, and a rationale for using each technique. Conversations with therapists who have...

Staying Attached: Fathers and Children in Troubled Times

Staying Attached: Fathers and Children in Troubled Times

1st Edition

Gill Gorell Barnes
October 25, 2017

This book is about the changing social contexts for fathering in the United Kingdom since the end of the Second World War, and the social moves from patriarchal fatherhood to multiple ways of doing 'dad'. The book questions why fathers have been marginalised by therapists working with children and...

Creativity in Times of Constraint: A Practitioner's Companion in Mental Health and Social Care

Creativity in Times of Constraint: A Practitioner's Companion in Mental Health and Social Care

1st Edition

Jim Wilson
September 05, 2017

Contemporary practices in mental health (and social care) are increasingly characterized by approaches that overly simplify social, political, and psychological concerns. The persistence and ubiquity of models designated to tackle diagnoses through focused technologies serve to minimize the human...

Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives

Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives

1st Edition

Sara Barratt, Wendy Lobatto
July 26, 2016

This is a book about children who have to grow up apart from their biological parents, the impact of this on their lives and on those who look after them, and how we can respond to the challenges this poses in order that they can grow and develop in healthy directions. It provides a systemic...

Emotions and the Therapist: A Systemic-Dialogical Approach

Emotions and the Therapist: A Systemic-Dialogical Approach

1st Edition

Paolo Bertrando
October 23, 2015

In recent years, systemic theory and practice adopted a dialogical orientation, centred on the persons of the therapist and client. This has led to a growing attention toward emotions, which, in this book, is developed in terms of emotional systems. An emotional system in therapy may be viewed as...

Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health: Outside In-Inside Out

Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health: Outside In-Inside Out

1st Edition

Sue McNab, Karen Partridge
April 10, 2014

This book presents cutting edge developments in Adult Mental Health through the presentation of creative and innovative applications of systemic theory to practice. The first section deconstructs the medical model with some of the current beliefs and practices shaping services whilst placing adult...

Positions and Polarities in Contemporary Systemic Practice: The Legacy of David Campbell

Positions and Polarities in Contemporary Systemic Practice: The Legacy of David Campbell

1st Edition

Sara Barratt, Charlotte Burck, Ellie Kavner
January 01, 2013

This book provides a rich collection of the work that has been informed by the ideas of the eminent family therapist and clinical psychologist, Dr David Campbell who died in August 2009. Contributors are drawn from different fields and describe models they have developed for organizational...

Culture and Reflexivity in Systemic Psychotherapy: Mutual Perspectives

Culture and Reflexivity in Systemic Psychotherapy: Mutual Perspectives

1st Edition

Inga-Britt Krause
December 31, 2012

The therapeutic relationship is increasingly becoming a central topic in systemic psychotherapy and cross-cultural thinking. Here, experienced systemic psychotherapists offer their reflections and thoughts on the issues of race, culture, and ethnicity in the therapeutic relationship. The aim is to...

The Vibrant Relationship: A Handbook for Couples and Therapists

The Vibrant Relationship: A Handbook for Couples and Therapists

1st Edition

Kirsten Seidenfaden, Piet Draiby, Mette Marie Davidsen, Ros Draper
December 31, 2011

The Vibrant Family: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals

The Vibrant Family: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals

1st Edition

Susanne Soborg Christensen
December 31, 2011

The Vibrant Family offers completely new and surprising approaches to parenthood. This book is not about child rearing, setting limits, or a specific way of communicating with children. It is about the ways in which well-being in our relationship is crucial to a good family life with confident and...

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