Metaphors of Family Systems Theory: Toward New Constructions download epub
He demonstrates the value of testing out theoretical or alternative metaphors - other lenses - to provide new perspectives and a fresh means of gaining clarity. If family therapy is like a camera through which clients are able to view their lives, then the treatment method used by clinicians could be considered the lens, offering different ways of seeing.
Academic journal article Family Relations. I admire these aspirations but I have felt a need for a more thorough and critical consideration of family systems theory. Paul Rosenblatt provides us with an excellent vehicle for this process. Academic journal article Family Relations.
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This book is about "family systems theory," not about "metaphors. The author traces the historical development of family systems theory which is the cornerstone of the revolutionary family thherapy paradigms developed in the 50s and flourished in the 70s and 80s. Howerver, paradigms do change. A newer and more radical "narrative" paradigm is replacing the old family systems framework that is gradually dominating the family therapy field
The author shows how an understanding of standard theoretical metaphors can help clinicians and students identify hidden assumptions.
Significant in this regard is Professor Rosenblatt's new book Metaphors of Family Systems Theory.
Metaphors of Family Systems Theory: Toward New Constructions. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Reclaiming feminist theory, method, and praxis for family studies Feminist ideas and practices challenge family scholars and practitioners to break with the status quo of conceptualizing families apart from history, context, power, and inclusivity. Indeed, feminism has revolutionized the way gender in families is conceptualized, evolving from concepts of sex roles to gender roles to gender perspectives to intersectionality.
The author shows how a deeper understanding of standard theoretical metaphors-and the development of alternatives-can help clinicians and students identify hidden assumptions, incorporate perspectives that may otherwise have been overlooked, and forge creative new meanings in clinical practice.
Responsibility: Paul C. Published: New York : Guilford Press, 1997. LCC : HQ734 DDC : 30. 5 LCSH : Family LCSH : System theory LCSH : Family psychotherapy. Subject: Family; Family psychotherapy; System theory.