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The Performance of Practice Enhancing the Repertoire of Therapy with Children and Families

The Performance of Practice Enhancing the Repertoire of Therapy with Children and Families

1st Edition

Jim Wilson
December 31, 2007

This book is about how to maintain an aliveness to the possibilities in therapy and practice and how to challenge ideas of orthodoxy in theory and methodologies that can become stale or followed like religions....

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 ...

Systemic Approaches to Training in Child Protection

Systemic Approaches to Training in Child Protection

1st Edition

Gerrilyn Smith
December 31, 1993

This book contributes to the scientific and ideological debate on child sexual abuse and illuminates the trainer practitioner in the process by recognizing that human services training is built on the ideology and values of the sponsoring organisation, the participants, and the trainer....

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 ...

Bridging the Gap A Training Module in Personal and Professional Development

Bridging the Gap A Training Module in Personal and Professional Development

1st Edition

Judy Hildebrand
December 31, 1998

The book opens a very important debate for the family therapy field. At a ie of treatment rationing and standard setting, it aptly draws our attention to an issue of increasing importance: training the highest-quality family therapists. In addition, it offers trainers and supervisors an invaluable ...

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 ...

Interacting Stories Narratives, Family Beliefs and Therapy

Interacting Stories Narratives, Family Beliefs and Therapy

1st Edition

Rudi Dallos
December 31, 1997

This book, offering reader the opportunity to reflect on ideas in the field of systemic and family therapy, examines the cross-fertilization of ideas that can result from an integration of systemic theory, personal construct theory, and the influential work on the analysis of narratives....

Co-Constructing Therapeutic Conversations A Consultation of Restraint

Co-Constructing Therapeutic Conversations A Consultation of Restraint

1st Edition

Ivan B. Inger, Jeri Inger, David Campbell, Rosalind Draper
December 31, 1992

This book illustrates the unique systemic approach of the Ingers who are well-known teachers and co-founders of the Family Studies Institute in Portland, Oregon. Their work combines elements of the reflective team approach with a model of co-therapy. It is a fresh and innovative application of ...

Divorce as Family Transition When Private Sorrow Becomes A Public Matter

Divorce as Family Transition When Private Sorrow Becomes A Public Matter

1st Edition

Margaret Robinson
December 31, 1997

Based on the 1996 Family Law Act, this book looks at how the therapist can work with the different professions involved in a divorce, how children might be consulted, and ways in which vulnerable family members can be protected. 78 pages....

Death Talk Conversations with Children and Families

Death Talk Conversations with Children and Families

1st Edition

Glenda Fredman
December 31, 1997

Death Talk is about the healing power of conversation. It gives numerous examples of children and their families being released from the grip of sadness, isolation, and fear by talking about their own experiences of death....

Dialogical Meetings in Social Networks

Dialogical Meetings in Social Networks

1st Edition

Tom Erik Arnkil
December 31, 2006

This book describes and analyses two dialogic network practices: 'Open Dialogues' - developed for use in psychiatric crisis situations - and 'Anticipation Dialogues' - used in less acute situations such as multi-agency muddles where the helper systems are stuck. The book is both theoretical and ...

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