The papers in this book focus on many different aspects of the therapeutic relationship, including the self of the therapist, working cross-culturally and with language difference, impasse, risk taking, the place of research, and the influence of theory. Clinical examples illustrate successful as well as less succssful outcomes in therapy, and these clinical explorations make the book accessible to both systemic and non-systemic practitioners alike. Part of the Systemic Thinking and Practice Series.Contributors:Rhonda Brown; John Burnham; John Byng-Hall; Alan Carr; Carmel Flaskas; Jo Howard; Alfred Hurst; Ellie Kavner; Sebastian Kraemer; Inga-Britt Krause; Rabia Malik; Maeve Malley; Michael Maltby; Barry Mason; Sue McNab; Amaryll Perlesz; David Pocock; Hitesh Raval; Justin Schlicht; and Lennox K. Thomas.
Table of Contents
Series Editors’ Foreword -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Relational reflexivity: a tool for socially constructing therapeutic relationships -- From system to psyche -- “Alice and Alice not through the looking glass”: therapeutic transparency and the therapeutic and supervisory relationship -- Working with men who use violence and control -- Not getting lost in translation: establishing a working alliance with co-workers and interpreters -- Intercultural: where the systemic meets the psychoanalytic in the therapeutic relationship -- Before and beyond words: embodiment and intercultural therapeutic relationships in family therapy -- Sticky situations, therapy mess: on impasse and the therapist’s position -- Systems of the heart: evoking the feeling self in family therapy -- Shame and the therapeutic relationship -- Relational risk-taking and the therapeutic relationship -- Adopting a research lens in family therapy: a means to therapeutic collaboration -- Research on the therapeutic alliance in family therapy