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Systemic Intervention : Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice - Gerald Midgley

Systemic Intervention

Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2001
ISBN: 9780306464881
Number Of Pages: 447

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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.

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"[...]I would strongly recommend this impressive, coherent, and principled book. It could broaden the community psychologists' horizons and suggest some solutions to the kinds of dilemmas and problems that can bog us down so much." (Mark Burton, Manchester Learning Disability Partnership, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 13:4, July-August 2003)

Systems Thinking for the 21st Centuryp. 1
Philosophyp. 19
Why Philosophy?p. 21
The Systems Ideap. 33
Process Philosophyp. 69
Methodology?p. 101
Why Methodology?p. 103
Systemic Interventionp. 113
Boundary Critiquep. 135
Theoretical Pluralismp. 159
Methodological Pluralismp. 171
Mixing Methodsp. 217
Learning about Methodology and Methodsp. 243
Practicep. 269
Why Practice?p. 271
Community Operational Researchp. 279
Developing Housing Services for Older Peoplep. 289
Planning for Disasterp. 309
Planning and Evaluating Diversion from Custody for Mentally Disordered Offendersp. 333
Developing Services with Young People (Under 16) Missing from Home or Carep. 367
Looking to the Futurep. 397
Referencesp. 403
Author Indexp. 427
Subject Indexp. 435
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ISBN: 9780306464881
ISBN-10: 0306464888
Series: Contemporary Systems Thinking
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 31st January 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 22