The Family and the School: A Joint Systems Approach to Problems with Children, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Family and the School

A Joint Systems Approach to Problems with Children, 2nd Edition

Edited by Emilia Dowling, Elsie Osborne


212 pages

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This reissued classic contains material specifically related to work with schools and reflects the major changes in society, in legislation and in the interaction between families and the education system. All contributors have links with the Child and Family Department of the renowned Tavistock Clinic. They include educational and clinical psychologists, family therapists, child and family psychiatrists, and teachers. This second edition, originally published in 1994, contains papers that cover the theoretical ideas and key concepts of systems theory and its relation to families and schools, as well demonstrating its practical application. Both primary and secondary education are dealt with and the papers cover a wide range of subjects within this field, such as the innovative development of a school-based service for parents, teachers and children; joint interventions with parents and teachers; issues for the outside consultant; and the impact of the Children Act of 1989. It also contains an original Foreword by John Bowlby.

Table of Contents

Foreword: To the First Edition -- Foreword: To the Second Edition -- Introduction -- Theoretical Framework -- Some Implications of the Theoretical Framework -- The Child, the Family and the School -- Taking the Clinic to School -- Joint Interventions with Teachers, Children and Parents in the School Setting -- Parents and Children -- The Teacher’s View -- Some Aspects of Consultation to Primary Schools -- Schools as a Target for Change -- Consultation to School Subsystems by a Teacher -- The Children Act 1989 -- Issues for Training

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health