An Introduction to Systemic Therapy with Individuals

A Social Constructionist Approach

Author: Fran Hedges

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023080229X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In recent years, the benefits and applications of systemic therapy with individuals, in addition to its more traditional practice with families, has been increasingly recognized. This text provides trainees and practitioners new to this approach with a practical introduction to the key theoretical concepts and techniques.

An Introduction to Systemic Therapy with Individuals

A Social Constructionist Approach

Author: Fran Hedges

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137162430

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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In recent years, the benefits and applications of systemic therapy with individuals, in addition to its more traditional practice with families, has been increasingly recognized. This important new text, and much-welcomed addition to the popular Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy series, provides trainees and practitioners new to this approach, with a lively, accessible and thoroughly practical introduction to the key theoretical concepts and techniques.

Introduction to Systemic Therapy with Individuals

A Social Constructionist Approach

Author: Fran Hedges

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403904508

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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In recent years, the benefits and applications of systemic therapy with individuals, in addition to its more traditional practice with families, has been increasingly recognized. This important new text provides trainees and practitioners new to this approach with a lively, accessible and thoroughly practical introduction to the key theoretical concepts and techniques.

Examining Mental Health through Social Constructionism

The Language of Mental Health

Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319600958

Category: Psychology

Page: 366

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This book explores social constructionism and the language of mental distress. Mental health research has traditionally been dominated by genetic and biomedical explanations that provide only partial explanations. However, process research that utilises qualitative methods has grown in popularity. Situated within this new strand of research, the authors examine and critically assess some of the different contributions that social constructionism has made to the study of mental distress and to how those diagnosed are conceptualized and labeled. This will be an invaluable introduction and source of practical strategies for academics, researchers and students as well as clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, and others working with mental health such as educationalists and social workers.

Feeding Problems in Children

A Practical Guide

Author: Angela Southall,Clarissa Martin

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193869

Category: Medical

Page: 358

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First book in the new Paediatric Psychology series. Feeding problems in children are relatively common, and often resolve themselves with little need for intervention. However, some categories of feeding problem are severe, persistent, and may be life-threatening without skilled involvement by professionals, including medical and surgical intervention. This revised and expanded Second Edition of Feeding Problems in Children deals with these severe and persistent problems, summarising the different kinds of work undertaken with children and their families in a number of countries. It first discusses the theoretical frameworks and perspectives, before moving on to explore clinical and applied research aspects of children's feeding. Finally, a comprehensive Clinical Practice Toolkit has been added to this edition, providing clinical models, checklists, model forms and reports. Featuring contributions from well-known international experts in the field, comprehensive and fully referenced, this book continues to be essential reading for all those practising or training in paediatrics in primary or secondary care, including paediatricians, GPs, gastroenterologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, paediatric nurses, health visitors and allied health professionals.

Working Systemically with Families

Formulation, Intervention and Evaluation

Author: Arlene Vetere,Rudi Dallos

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855759888

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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The authors highlight some significant and enduring systemic concepts and their applications in systemic practice and demonstrate a model of systemic formulation. They review the body of research into family therapy and conclude with a critical review of major recent developments in theory and application. At the end of several chapters are exercises that relate to the ideas and processes found within the chapter to further develop the reader's understanding. The conclusion draws together the ideas found throughout the book, with particular emphasis on the interlocking triangle of formulation, intervention and evaluation and how this will impact on systemic practice in the future. This book will be of interest to trainers, students and qualified professionals in the field of mental health.

Introduction to Systemic and Family Therapy

Author: John Hills

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015608

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Ideas drawn from family and systemic therapy form the basis of many interventions in mental health and childcare. This brief introduction offers an ideal starting-point for non specialists and new students keen to develop their skills. Taking a step-by-step experiential approach, it explores key concepts in vivid practice context.

Family Therapy

Concepts, Process and Practice

Author: Alan Carr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111838427X

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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Now in its third edition, this highly regarded and well-established textbook includes up-to-date coverage of recent advances in family therapy practice and reviews of latest research, whilst retaining the popular structure and chapter features of previous editions. Presents a unique, integrative approach to the theory and practice of family therapy Distinctive style addresses family behaviour patterns, family belief systems and narratives, and broader contextual factors in problem formation and resolution Shows how the model can be applied to address issues of childhood and adolescence (e.g. conduct problems, drug abuse) and of adulthood (e.g. marital distress, anxiety, depression) Student-friendly features: chapters begin with a chapter plan and conclude with a summary of key points; theoretical chapters include a glossary of new terms; case studies and further reading suggestions are included throughout

Systemic Family Therapy

From Theory to Practice

Author: Jon L. Winek

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483362051

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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No other available text offers such a hands-on approach to marriage and family therapy theory. At the core of Systemic Family Therapy are comprehensive sections devoted to each developmental phase of the family therapy movement. With clear descriptions and session-by-session case examples, the author explores specific approaches within each of these phases. With this pragmatic tenor, students will gain a clear and in-depth understanding of how family theory concepts relate to practice–as well as ways those concepts interact with each other. Key Features Uses specific examples and session-by-session case studies to illustrate how theoretical construct actually work in practice Outlines the shifts in thinking of the family therapy field–from modern to postmodern Uses rich graphic representations and straightforward tables to illustrate key theoretical concepts Incorporates compelling questions and learning exercises that will lead to dynamic class discussions Intended Audience A refreshing departure from traditional instruction of family therapy theory, this core textbook is an excellent resource for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of family therapy, counseling, social work, and family studies.

Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action

Author: Joanne Buchmuller,Mark Rivett,Karon Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138831445

Category: Family psychotherapy

Page: 230

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Relationships are a resource for healing a range of psychological difficulties. This is the fundamental principle of family therapy, an increasingly influential form of psychotherapy that is building up a strong evidence base in a range of psychological problems across the life cycle. Family T herapy Skills and Techniques in Action is both a guide to a variety of family therapy techniques and a review of their history. It provides a thorough explanation of the techniques, explaining their origins and use in contemporary family practice, whilst guiding readers in learning new skills. The authors provide film examples and transcripts of the techniques in action so that readers can develop their skills in a practical way. The book is divided into sections that describe and demonstrate skills such as: Assessing a family; Building a therapeutic relationship with multiple family members; Enactment; Reframing; Using circular questions; �Externalising� the problem; Using family therapy skills in individual work; Understanding and utilising systemic supervision. Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action will be an essential practical manual for a range of family therapy skills which can be used in family work by family practitioners from a variety of backgrounds: counsellors, support workers, social workers, psychologists, generic therapists and nurses.

Family Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Author: Mark Rivett,Eddy Street

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134129408

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Family therapy is increasingly recognised as one of the evidence based psychotherapies. In contemporary therapeutic practice, family therapy is helpful across the age span and for distress caused by family conflict, trauma and mental health difficulties. Because of this, many psychotherapists integrate elements of family therapy within their approaches. Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to 100 of the fundamental ideas and techniques of this approach. Divided into helpful sections, it covers: Family therapy theory Essential family therapy practice Using family therapy techniques Common challenges in family therapy Contemporary debates and issues Self issues for family therapists. Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques is an invaluable resource for psychotherapists and counsellors in training and in practice. As well as appealing to established family therapists, this latest addition to the 100 Key Points series will also find an audience with other mental health professionals working with families and interested in learning more about family therapy techniques.

Working with Trauma

Systemic Approaches

Author: Gerrilyn Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015586

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The toxic nature of trauma can make it an overwhelming area of work. This book by a recognised expert adopts a systemic perspective, focusing on the individual in context. Very positively, it shows how every level of relationship can contribute to healing and that the meaning of traumatic experiences can be 'unfrozen' and revisited over time.

An Introduction to Family Therapy

Systemic Theory and Practice

Author: Rudi Dallos,Ros Draper

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335264544

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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The fourth edition of the bestselling An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice, covering the development of this innovative field from the 1950s to the present day. The book considers both British and International perspectives and includes the latest developments in current practice, regulation and innovation, looking at these developments within a wider political, cultural and geographical context. The fully revised fourth edition also contains new material on: EXPANDED Chapter 4 'Ideas that keep knocking on the door'-updated with applications of attachment & narrative therapy, linking these ideas to issues of developing the therapeutic alliance with families EXPANDED Chapter 5 'Systemic Formulation'- updated with a view of formulation as a core skill in many therapeutic models, and an alternative to diagnosis EXPANDED Chapter 6 '21st Century Practice Development'- updated to include cutting edge innovations in the field, such as integrative practice EXPANDED Chapter 7 'Couple Therapy'- updated to include the more recent process and outcome research in the models, making link with current systemic practice and using more illustrative examples and highlighting how Relate has changed EXPANDED Chapter 8 'Research and Evaluation'- updated with a greater range or research methods and contemporary emphasis on evidence based practice Greater focus on key family therapy skills throughout the book in the updated 'Formats of Exploration' feature in each chapter Expanded lists of key texts and diagrams, suggested reading organized by topic, and new practical examples and exercises are also used in order to encourage the reader to explore and experiment with the ideas in their own practice. This book is key reading for students and practitioners of family therapy and systemic practice as well as those from the fields of counselling, psychology, social work and the helping professions who deal with family issues.

The Space Between

Experience, Context, and Process in the Therapeutic Relationship

Author: Carmel Flaskas,Dr. Barry Mason,Amaryll Perlesz

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855753655

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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The papers in this book focus on many different aspects of the therapeutic relationship, including the self of the therapist, working cross-culturally and with language difference, impasse, risk taking, the place of research, and the influence of theory. Clinical examples illustrate successful as well as less successful outcomes in therapy, and these clinical explorations make the book accessible to both systemic and non-systemic practitioners alike.

Law for Social Workers

Author: Helen Carr,David Goosey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198783450

Category:

Page: 664

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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career. This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 14th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre with a wealth of resources for both students and lecturers.

Reflexivity in Therapeutic Practice

Author: Fran Hedges

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230553088

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Why do some therapeutic conversations go well but not others? We all have prejudices and assumptions which influence how we describe the world and how we conduct our conversations with others. Therapists' own narratives can sometimes impede, rather than facilitate, effective therapeutic processes, with far-reaching effects on clients' lives. This unique and important book describes how self-reflexive practices can lead to more ethically responsible, collaborative and life-enhancing conversations. Drawing on her many years' clinical experience, Fran Hedges explores self-reflexive practice in action, offering the reader a set of skills for assessing their own personal resources and stories and unpacking their professional belief systems. Each chapter: - describes a single extended case study in psychotherapy as a source of analysis and illumination - focuses on a particular theme, from the importance of language and emotion to the often-neglected significance of bodily responses. - interweaves theory with self-reflection to offer a compelling blend of critical, conceptual and personal material. This stimulating, innovative and practical book will appeal to trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists as well as experienced mental health practitioners and supervisors who are looking for ways to invigorate and enhance their practice.

Supervision of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

Author: Arlene Vetere,Jim Sheehan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319685910

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

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This much-needed volume examines the process and practice of supervision in family therapy, with special emphasis on systemic practice. Expert trainers and supervisors from diverse disciplines take a systemic tour of the relationships between supervisor, therapist, and client, analyzing the core skills of effective, meaningful supervision—including questioning, listening, and reflecting—and their impact on therapy. These skills and others are applied to supervising therapy with individuals, couples, and families in areas including substance abuse, domestic violence, and research settings. Throughout the book, contributors share self-care strategies, so supervisors can stay engaged and creative, meet the many challenges entailed in their work, and avoid burnout. Among the topics covered: The resonance from personal life in family therapy supervision. Creating a dialogical culture for supervision. The supervisor’s power and moments of learning. Supervision and domestic violence: therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Systemic supervision with groups in child protection contexts. When the supervision process falters and breaks down: pathways to repair. The highly practical information in Supervision of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice is adaptable by readers to their particular supervisory or training needs. Novice and veteran mental health, social care, and social work practitioners and psychotherapists, will find it a substantial resource.

Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions

Inviting Relational Understandings for Therapeutic Change

Author: Karl Tomm,Sally St. George,Dan Wulff,Tom Strong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134465734

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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In this book we present a comprehensive view of a systemic approach to working with families, initiated by Karl Tomm more than two decades ago at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre in Canada. The contributors of this edited book articulate the IPscope framework as it was originally designed and its evolution over time. We invite you, experienced professionals and new family therapists, to join with us to explore some of the mysteries of human relationships. While the focus on our explorations revolves around clinical mental health problems and initiatives towards solutions, the concepts are applicable in many domains of daily life. They highlight the ways in which we, as persons, invite each other into recurrent patterns of interaction that generate and maintain some stability in our continuously changing relationships. The stabilities arise when our invitations become coupled and can be characterized as mutual; yet, they always remain transient. What is of major significance is that these transient relational stabilities can have major positive or negative effects in our lives. Consequently, we could all potentially benefit from greater awareness of the nature of these patterns, how particular patterns arise, and how we might be able to influence them.

Transforming Emotion

Conversations in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Glenda Fredman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861563996

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

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Starting from the position that there is no universal story of emotion necessarily acceptable to all cultures and that we cannot assume a common language of emotion that accurately transfers meanings and experiences between people, this volume approaches emotion as the story people weave of physical sensation, display and judgements through multi-layered contexts of their relationships and cultures. Emotion stories are seen as intricately woven with stories of identity, therefore having implications for how people perceive their moral worth. Within a framework informed by communication theories, social constructionism and systemic and narrative therapies, Glenda Fredman offers a repertoire of possibilities to talk about feelings, share understanding and transform emotion. Using her personal stories, transcripts of conversations and case vignettes to "speak" the theory, she shows how paying careful attention to each person' s emotional language rules and theories can avoid coercion, undermining, isolating or creating an impasse between the people involved.