Therapists recognise that the practice of systemic family therapy is as much about the way one thinks as it is about what one does, and this book was the first in this field to address specific ways of teaching people to think sytemically. It discusses the way people learn; the components of a successful teaching event; and many exercises which have proven helpful in changing the way people think. The book is based on seminars and courses given by the author over a twelve year period, and it is clearly and methodically written so the reader can easily apply the exercises to their own practice and teaching. Since systemic thinking is a growing field being applied to many different areas of work, this book has been enjoyed by a wide readership of people who work with families as well as large and small organisations.
Introduction -- Views on the Teaching and Learning Process -- Important Principles -- What Teaching Does for the Teachers -- Teaching Contexts -- Components of Teaching -- Theoretical Input -- Group Discussion -- Video Presentation and Live Family Session -- Reading and Writing -- Homework -- Taking Notes -- Exercises -- Conclusions