Systemic Intervention

Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice

Author: Gerald Midgley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461542014

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

View: 6434


This book aims to rethink systemic intervention to enhance its relevance for supporting social change in the 21st century. It offers a new systems philosophy and methodology, focusing upon the fundamental importance of exploring value and boundary judgements as part of the intervention process. It includes four detailed examples of the practice of systemic intervention.

Systemic Intervention

Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice

Author: Gerald Midgley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306464881

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

View: 4764


This book aims to rethink systemic intervention to enhance its relevance for supporting social change in the 21st century. It offers a new systems philosophy and methodology, focusing upon the fundamental importance of exploring value and boundary judgements as part of the intervention process. It includes four detailed examples of the practice of systemic intervention.

Systemic Interventions for Collective and National Trauma

Theory, Practice, and Evaluation

Author: Michal Shamai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131748505X

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 5412


Systemic Interventions for Collective and National Trauma explains the theoretical basis for understanding collective and national trauma through the concept of systems theory, and gives ways of implementing systems theory in interventions at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Particular attention is given to the use of socio-political and cultural aspects of interventions with victims, as well as to the ethical codes that social workers and other mental health professionals need to integrate in their work with collective/national trauma. Separated into two distinct parts on theory and practice, this volume is appropriate for practitioners as well as students in advanced courses.

Systemic Interventions

Author: Arist von Schlippe,Jochen Schweitzer

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647402206

Category: Psychology

Page: 147

View: 7551


Systemic thinking has opened up further areas of specialization from one-on-one and couples therapy to clinical supervision and organizational development. Systemic intervention sees a problem as an incident involving a number of different, interacting individuals. In this sense, conflict, problems and occurrences are viewed and treated within the social context. This comprehensive introduction contains many examples and detailed suggestions for a practical approach to directed conversation.

Clinical Interventions in Systemic Couple and Family Therapy

Author: Roberto Pereira,Juan Luis Linares

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319785214

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

View: 642


This timely update presents modern directions in systemic therapy practice with couples and families, focusing on clinical innovations from Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Top therapists discuss their breakthrough family work in treating familiar pathologies such as depression, borderline personality disorder, infidelity, and addictions, providing first-hand insight into meeting relational dysfunction with creativity and resourcefulness. The book applies novel conceptualizations and fresh techniques to complex situations including multi-problem families, involuntary clients, disability-related issues, anorexia, love and sex in aging, and family grief. From tapping into the strengths of siblingship to harnessing the therapeutic potential of the Internet, the book’s cases illustrate the rich variety of opportunities to improve client outcomes through systemic couple and family therapy. This practical guide: Demonstrates strategies for therapists to improve practice Exemplifies methods for reducing the gap between clinical theory and practice Identifies multiple dimensions of systems thinking in case formulation and therapy Offers new insights into treating classic and recent forms of psychopathology Provides a representative picture of couple and family therapy in southern Europe Clinical Interventions in Systemic Couple and Family Therapy is of particular relevance to practitioners and clinicians working within couple and family therapy, and is also of interest to other professionals working in psychotherapy and professional mental health services.

Methods of Psychological Intervention

Author: Gordon Sammut,Juliet Foster,Sergio Salvatore,Ruggero Andrisano Ruggieri

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681237814

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

View: 5314


Methods of Psychological Intervention provides a rich collection of chapters that provide an invaluable resource to scholars, researchers and practitioners in psychology. Psychological interventions are becoming increasingly popular in contemporary societies. This volume is intended to help psychologists and other professionals understand how general psychological knowledge can serve to guide local and particular interventions. The present volume helps bridge the gap between general knowledge in the psychological sciences and particular instances of human behavior as it takes place in everyday life. The volume forms part of the series ‘Yearbook of Idiographic Science’. Authors draw on principles of idiographic science to formulate interventions applicable to a broad diversity of settings and institutions, such as educational settings, organizations, and medical settings. It similarly deals with various psychological behaviours targeted for intervention, such as gambling, family therapy, and crime. The volume will be of interest to scholars, researchers and practitioners working in the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, family therapy, education, organizational behavior & criminal justice.

Systemic Risk Tomography

Signals, Measurement and Transmission Channels

Author: Monica Billio,Loriana Pelizzon,Roberto Savona

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0081011768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 1653


In April 2010 Europe was shocked by the Greek financial turmoil. At that time, the global financial crisis, which started in the summer of 2007 and reached systemic dimensions in September 2008 with the Lehman Brothers’ crash, took a new course. An adverse feedback loop between sovereign and bank risks reflected into bubble-like spreads, as if financial markets had received a wake-up call concerning the disregarded structural vulnerability of economies at risk. These events inspired the SYRTO project to “think and rethink the economic and financial system and to conceive it as an “ensemble of Sovereigns and Banks with other Financial Intermediaries and Corporations. Systemic Risk Tomography: Signals, Measurement and Transmission Channels proposes a novel way to explore the financial system by sectioning each part of it and analyzing all relevant inter-relationships. The financial system is inspected as a biological entity to identify the main risk signals and to provide the correct measures of prevention and intervention. Explores the economic and financial system of Sovereigns, Banks, other Financial Intermediaries, and Corporations Presents the financial system as a biological entity to be explored in order to identify the main risk signals and provide the right measures of prevention and interventions Offers a new, systemic-based approach to construct a hierarchical, internally coherent framework to be used in developing an effective early warning system

Housing as Intervention

Architecture towards social equity

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119337836

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 6401


Across the world, the housing crisis is escalating. Mass migration to cities has led to rapid urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, while the withdrawal of public funding from social housing provision in Western countries, and widening income inequality, have further compounded the situation. In prosperous US and European cities, middle- and low-income residents are being pushed out of housing markets increasingly dominated by luxury investors. The average London tenant, for example, now pays an unaffordable 49 per cent of his or her pre-tax income in rent. Parts of the developing world and areas of forced migration are experiencing insufficient affordable housing stock coupled with rapidly shifting ways of life. In response to this context, forward-thinking architects are taking the lead with a collaborative approach. By partnering with allied fields, working with residents, developing new forms of housing, and leveraging new funding systems and policies, they are providing strategic leadership for what many consider to be our cities’ most pressing crisis. Amidst growing economic and health disparities, this issue of AD asks how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, might be interventions towards greater social equity, and how collaborative work in housing might reposition the architectural profession at large. Contributors include: Cynthia Barton, Deborah Gans, and Rosamund Palmer; Neeraj Bhatia and Antje Steinmuller; Dana Cuff; Fatou Dieye; Robert Fishman; Na Fu; Paul Karakusevic; Kaja Kühl and Julie Behrens; Matthew Gordon Lasner; Meir Lobaton Corona; Marc Norman; Julia Park; Brian Phillips and Deb Katz; Pollyanna Rhee; Emily Schmidt and Rosalie Genevro Featured architects: Architects for Social Housing, Shigeru Ban Architects, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, cityLAB, Frédéric Druot Architecture, ERA Architects, GANS studio, Garrison Architects, HOWOGE, Interface Studio Architects, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Lacaton & Vassal, Light Earth Designs, NHDM, PYATOK architecture + urban design, Urbanus, and Urban Works Agency

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy

Systemic and Cognitive Perspectives

Author: Frank M. Dattilio

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532233

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

View: 5655


Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of approaches in the field. The cases illustrate the principles and techniques of the respective approaches and allow the reader to "listen in" on highly skilled therapists at work. Editor Frank Dattilio comments on each case with a focus on ways to integrate systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. He suggests ways that cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and elucidate each practitioner's decision-making process. See also Dattilio's authored book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families, which combines the empirical research base with practical clinical guidance.

Working Systemically with Families

Formulation, Intervention and Evaluation

Author: Rudi Dallos,Arlene Vetere

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780496796

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6225


Systemic theory offers a valuable framework for integrating the diverse ideas found throughout the mental health arena in both theory and clinical practice. With this accessible book, the authors take you on an enjoyable and coherent journey through systemic theory. They then 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 reflexive notes containing 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. While this book will be an invaluable introduction to family systems theory and practice for clinical psychology training courses, plugging a gap that Vetere and Dallos have identified as one of their motives for writing it, its remit runs much wider. It will prove an essential companion for any professional working in the public services, whether systemically trained or not. It covers an impressive range of theory, practice and research and, as such, is firmly grounded both in the application to different client groups and in the necessity for most practitioners of integrating different therapeutic approaches.

The Child's Voice in Family Therapy

A Systemic Perspective

Author: Carole Gammer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393705416

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

View: 3426


Making sure the child's voice in family therapy is heard.

Couples in Treatment

Author: Gerald Weeks,Stephen Treat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134942974

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 4753


First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Systems Concepts in Action

A Practitioner's Toolkit

Author: Bob Williams,Richard Hummelbrunner

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804770638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 5999


Systems Concepts in Action: A Practitioner's Toolkit offers out a wide range of systems methods to help readers investigate, evaluate and intervene in complex messy situations.

Systemic School Improvement Interventions in South Africa

Some Practical Lessons from Development Practitioners

Author: Godwin Khosa

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 1920677372

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 3850


Looking at two smaller-scale systemic school improvement projects implemented in selected district circuits in the North West and Eastern Cape by partnerships between government, JET Education Services, and private sector organisations, this book captures and reflects on the experiences of the practitioners involved. The Systemic School Improvement Model developed by JET to address an identified range of interconnected challenges at district, school, classroom and household level, is made up of seven components. In reflecting on what worked and what did not in the implementation of these different components, the different chapters set out some of the practical lessons learnt, which could be used to improve the design and implementation of similar education improvement projects. Many of the lessons in this field that remain under-recorded to date relate to the step-by-step processes followed, the relationship dynamics encountered at different levels of the education system, and the local realities confronting schools and districts in South Africa’s rural areas. Drawing on field data that is often not available to researchers, the book endeavours to address this gap and record these lessons. It is not intended to provide an academic review of the systemic school improvement projects. It is presented rather to offer other development practitioners working to improve the quality of education in South African schools, an understanding of some of the real practical and logistical challenges that arise and how these may be resolved to take further school improvement projects forward at a wider district, provincial and national scale.

Understanding Response to Intervention

A Practical Guide to Systemic Implementation

Author: Robert Howell,Sandra Patton

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1934009806

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 3118


This guide drills deep to deliver the nuts and bolts of RTI. Clear examples of effective implementation include systems and checklists to assess RTI progress. Learn specific strategies for realigning your school system. Respond to the needs of struggling students by building pyramids of intervention, solving problems in collaborative teams, monitoring student progress through data, and employing customized solutions to help every unique learner succeed.

Multi-systemic Structural-strategic Interventions for Child and Adolescent Behavior Problems

Author: Patrick H. Tolan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780866569743

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 161

View: 3268


Learn to tackle he very challenging behavior problems of children and adolescents that you commonly see in your family therapy practice. This practical book provides the practicing clinician with an overview of structural-strategic approaches for treating child and adolescent behavior problems. It is unique in specifying successful approaches for a range of behavior problems, with all approaches based on the same concept--the Structural-Strategic model of family therapy. Behavior problems are the most common reason for referral of children and adolescents for therapy. In addition, behavior problems are major impediments to educational progress and full benefit from medical care. Multi-Systemic Structural-Strategic Interventions for Child and Adolescent Behavior Problems focuses on the major types of behavior problems: antisocial and delinquent behavior, drug abuse, eating disorders, sex-related problems, school behavioral problems, and problems with compliance with pediatric medical care. Chapters by Editor Patrick H. Tolan and an impressive group of contributing authors will expand your knowledge and the utility of structural-strategic family therapy by emphasizing the role of responsibility and accountability of family members. This volume is the first to use this view to specifically address the treatment of a variety of behavior problems. Techniques for applying structural-strategic approaches in working with other systems, including schools, are also presented. Aimed at the practicing clinician, especially those who consider themselves primarily family therapists, Multi-Systemic Structural-Strategic Interventions for Child and Adolescent Behavior Problems is of interest to any professional treating children and adolescents. A useful text for trainers of interns and residents and faculty of independent family therapy training programs, this major book is also an important addition to specialized courses in family therapy, child therapy, and SS therapy, and graduate courses in social work, psychology, and nursing programs.

Systemic Consultancy in Organisations

Concepts – Tools – Innovations

Author: Roswita Kรถnigswieser,Martin Hillebrand,Johann Ortner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3849780511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8731


This introduction to systemic organisational consulting addresses a readership from a wide range of professions. The authors, consultants with the renowned Vienna-based Königswieser & Network GmbH, describe their integrated approach to business and systemic process consulting for the commercial and non-profit sectors. The book contains chapters that deal with the basic principles of this approach, the specific kind of systemic intervention, consulting in difficult situations, as well as the future of organisational development and consulting. It is complemented by articles focusing on topics including personnel cutbacks, corporate governance practices, and executive coaching at the individual and team levels. "We have experienced many different consulting approaches and forms of management training in the past, but the work done by Königswieser & Network was truly remarkable. It is largely thanks to them that the employees involved in the project in our organization are now highly motivated, raring to go and brimming with enthusiasm." Wilhelm Braun, Eurovia Services