An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice by Rudi DallosAn Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice by Rudi Dallos

An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice

byRudi Dallos, Ros Draper

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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The third edition of An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice, covering the development of this innovative field from the 1950s to the present day.

The book considers both British and International perspectives and includes the latest developments in current practice, regulation and innovation, looking at these developments within a wider political, cultural and geographical context. The third edition also contains:

  • A new chapter on couple therapy
  • A new chapter on practice development up to 2009
  • Sections highlighting the importance of multi-disciplinary practice in health and welfareLists of key texts and diagrams, suggested reading organized by topic, and practical examples and exercises are also used in order to encourage the reader to explore and experiment with the ideas in their own practice.

    This book is key reading for students and practitioners of family therapy and systemic practice as well as those from the fields of counselling, psychology, social work and the helping professions who deal with family issues.

Rudi Dallos is Programme Director and Professor in Clinical Psychology on the Plymouth University doctoral training course in clinical psychology. He is also a consultant clinical psychologist and teaches on several family therapy training courses. He has published a number books with Open University Press including, Researching Psycho...
Title:An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 3.74 × 2.68 × 0.34 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335238017

ISBN - 13:9780335238019


Table of Contents

The first phase - 1950s to mid-1970s
The second phase - mid-1970s to mid-1980s
The third phase - mid-1980s to 2000
Ideas that keep knocking on the door: Emotions,attachments and systems
Systemic formulation
21st Century practice development: Conversations across the boundaries of models
Couple therapy
Research and evaluation
Reflections 2009
Topic reading lists
Formats for exploration
Glossary of terms
British texts