Systems-centered therapy (SCT) brings an innovative approach to clinical practice. Developed by the author, SCT introduces a theory and set of methods that put systems ideas into practice. The collection of articles in this book illustrates the array of clinical applications in which SCT is now used. Each chapter introduces particular applications of SCT theory or methods with specific examples from practice that help the theory and methods come alive for the reader across a variety of clinical contexts. This book will be especially useful for therapists and clinical practitioners interested in sampling SCT, for those who learn best with clinical examples, and for anyone with a serious interest in learning the systems-centered approach.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- A systems-centered approach to individual and group therapy -- Getting started: initial interviews in systems-centered therapy -- Systems-Centered Therapy (SCT) applied to short-term group and individual psychotherapy -- Functional subgrouping in systems-centered groups and the theory from which it emerged -- Changing horses in mind-stream: introducing SCT methods of functional subgroups and early phase defense modification to long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy groups -- Systems-centered therapy and spiritual life and practice -- Roles -- When the group really is a family: application of systems-centered therapy techniques to family therapy -- Unsystemic postscript: SCT and existentialism