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By Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper

This publication deals an outline of the middle thoughts in kinfolk remedy & comparable systemic perform and their improvement from the Nineteen Fifties to the current day, with reflections all through at the present nation of practice.


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Social constructionist ideas emphasize processes whereby choice in families is constructed and constrained by inequalities of power and culturally shared discourses. This contrasts sharply with constructivist views, which emphasize individual uniqueness, freedom, and autonomy. We suggest that recognition and articulation of these differences can be a step towards developing ways of integrating perspectives as opposed to unnecessary abandonment of ­useful ideas from the four phases of systemic thinking.

Consequently, this has led to a distinction being made in systemic and family therapy between approaches based on first-­ order cybernetics and those based on second-order cybernetics, which mirrors the shifts in beliefs from a modern to a postmodern epistemology. Specifically, this represents the move away from applying an objective, positivist framework to families, which believed that through observation and analysis we could come to accurately and reliably map their dynamics. It became increasingly evident that when different therapists and researchers viewed a family, their perceptions were frequently quite different.

Minuchin 1974: 1) Minuchin: Mr. Smith: Minuchin: Mr. 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. INTRODUCTION A N I N T R O D U C T I O N T O F A M I LY T H E R A P Y You may have various thoughts about this short extract: perhaps Minuchin seems somewhat patronizing? Maybe he seems to be too challenging to the family’s ­preferred story? Is he being too charismatic and leaping in before even having collected the barest clinical history?

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