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Family Therapy : First Steps Towards a Systemic Approach - John B. Burnham

Family Therapy

First Steps Towards a Systemic Approach

Paperback Published: 18th September 1986
ISBN: 9780415029247
Number Of Pages: 260

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Family therapy is a rapidly expanding field. This book introduces a range of concepts, skills and applications from a systemic approach.

The first part sets out the theory and examines relationship types, the family life cycle, interactional sequences and different models of change. The next section puts the theory into practice. It describes verbal and non-verbal techniques which are used to elicit information and initiate change. The last part considers some of the necessary conditions for the successful integration and application of this approach in social work practice, illustrated by detailed case examples.

A series of graduated exercises is designed to encourage readers to explore the theory and practice of family therapy in their own agencies.

General Editor's Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Theoryp. 7
Relationshipsp. 9
Transitionsp. 25
Punctuationp. 45
Models of Therapyp. 61
Practicep. 75
Conveningp. 76
Preparationp. 92
Interviewing Ip. 108
Interviewing IIp. 126
Interveningp. 142
Failurep. 160
Agency Contextp. 177
Integrating Family Therapy into a Social Work Agencyp. 179
Applications of Family Therapy in Social Work Practicep. 192
Training Resources in Family Therapyp. 214
Invitation/ Appointment Lettersp. 217
Pre-Session Questionnairesp. 219
Videotape Consent Formp. 221
Verbatim Letter from Case Description in Chapter 12p. 223
Referencesp. 225
Name Indexp. 235
Subject Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780415029247
ISBN-10: 0415029244
Series: Tavistock Library of Social Work Practice
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 18th September 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1