The Systemic Thinking and Practice Series

  • Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies book cover

    Family Dramas

    Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies, 1st Edition

    By Gwyn Daniel

    Most of Shakespeare’s tragedies have a family drama at their heart. This book brings these relationships to life, offering a radical new perspective on the tragic heroes and their dilemmas. Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies focusses on the interactions and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30
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  • The Heart of the Matter: Music and Art in Family Therapy book cover

    The Heart of the Matter

    Music and Art in Family Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Hilary Palmer

    The Heart of the Matter invites therapists from all disciplines to consider the use of music and art in their work with families. It introduces systemic music and art ideas, giving clinical examples from practice, and a rationale for using each technique. Conversations with therapists who have…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
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  • Staying Attached: Fathers and Children in Troubled Times book cover

    Staying Attached

    Fathers and Children in Troubled Times, 1st Edition

    By Gill Gorell Barnes

    This book is about the changing social contexts for fathering in the United Kingdom since the end of the Second World War, and the social moves from patriarchal fatherhood to multiple ways of doing 'dad'. The book questions why fathers have been marginalised by therapists working with children and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25
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  • Creativity in Times of Constraint: A Practitioner's Companion in Mental Health and Social Care book cover

    Creativity in Times of Constraint

    A Practitioner's Companion in Mental Health and Social Care, 1st Edition

    By Jim Wilson

    Contemporary practices in mental health (and social care) are increasingly characterized by approaches that overly simplify social, political, and psychological concerns. The persistence and ubiquity of models designated to tackle diagnoses through focused technologies serve to minimize the human…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
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  • Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives book cover

    Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond

    Personal and Professional Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Sara Barratt

    This is a book about children who have to grow up apart from their biological parents, the impact of this on their lives and on those who look after them, and how we can respond to the challenges this poses in order that they can grow and develop in healthy directions. It provides a systemic…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26
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  • Emotions and the Therapist: A Systemic-Dialogical Approach book cover

    Emotions and the Therapist

    A Systemic-Dialogical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Paolo Bertrando

    In recent years, systemic theory and practice adopted a dialogical orientation, centred on the persons of the therapist and client. This has led to a growing attention toward emotions, which, in this book, is developed in terms of emotional systems. An emotional system in therapy may be viewed as…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23
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  • Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health: Outside In-Inside Out book cover

    Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health

    Outside In-Inside Out, 1st Edition

    By Sue McNab

    This book presents cutting edge developments in Adult Mental Health through the presentation of creative and innovative applications of systemic theory to practice. The first section deconstructs the medical model with some of the current beliefs and practices shaping services whilst placing adult…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
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  • Positions and Polarities in Contemporary Systemic Practice: The Legacy of David Campbell book cover

    Positions and Polarities in Contemporary Systemic Practice

    The Legacy of David Campbell, 1st Edition

    By Sara Barratt

    This book provides a rich collection of the work that has been informed by the ideas of the eminent family therapist and clinical psychologist, Dr David Campbell who died in August 2009. Contributors are drawn from different fields and describe models they have developed for organizational…

    Paperback – 2013-01-01
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  • Culture and Reflexivity in Systemic Psychotherapy: Mutual Perspectives book cover

    Culture and Reflexivity in Systemic Psychotherapy

    Mutual Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Inga-Britt Krause

    The therapeutic relationship is increasingly becoming a central topic in systemic psychotherapy and cross-cultural thinking. Here, experienced systemic psychotherapists offer their reflections and thoughts on the issues of race, culture, and ethnicity in the therapeutic relationship. The aim is to…

    Paperback – 2012-12-31
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  • The Vibrant Relationship: A Handbook for Couples and Therapists book cover

    The Vibrant Relationship

    A Handbook for Couples and Therapists, 1st Edition

    By Piet Draiby

    Creating and sustaining a vibrant relationship is one of the most difficult challenges we come across in our lives. But when we do succeed, it is the source of a truly deep and lasting happiness. To succeed, we need some tools to help us on our way.The subject of this book is the Dialogue of…

    Paperback – 2011-12-31
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  • The Vibrant Family: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals book cover

    The Vibrant Family

    A Handbook for Parents and Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Susanne Soborg Christensen

    The Vibrant Family offers completely new and surprising approaches to parenthood. This book is not about child rearing, setting limits, or a specific way of communicating with children. It is about the ways in which well-being in our relationship is crucial to a good family life with confident and…

    Paperback – 2011-12-31
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  • Being with Older People: A Systemic Approach book cover

    Being with Older People

    A Systemic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Eleanor Anderson

    The authors of this volume take as their starting point "striking moments" in their practice with older people, their families and other practitioners. They integrate these with current systemic thinking to offer new perspectives on working with older people in a range of physical health, mental…

    Paperback – 2010-12-31
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  • Race and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings: A Manual for Professionals book cover

    Race and Culture

    Tools, Techniques and Trainings: A Manual for Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Sumita Dutta

    "Race" and Culture: Tools, Techniques and Trainings is a practical resource for trainers who wish to work with the issues raised by racial and cultural diversity in their own agency settings. It is intended as an easy guide and a "hands-on" tool for practitioners (family therapists, clinical…

    Paperback – 2010-12-31
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  • Mirrors and Reflections: Processes of Systemic Supervision book cover

    Mirrors and Reflections

    Processes of Systemic Supervision, 1st Edition

    By Charlotte Burck

    In this volume, as the title indicates, the focus is on understanding and elaborating what might be said to be "going on" in supervision as well as further exploring what is distinctive about systemic supervision. Looking at processes within systemic supervision involves engaging with the different…

    Paperback – 2010-12-31
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  • Intimate Warfare: Regarding the Fragility of Family Relations book cover

    Intimate Warfare

    Regarding the Fragility of Family Relations, 1st Edition

    By Martine Groen

    The community in which children are nursed; the family, should by all means be a safe haven. However, it is not. People in family relations are more likely to be threatened, hit, kicked, raped or beaten up. Such violence in the domestic circle conjures up a lot of questions. The authors have been…

    Paperback – 2009-12-31
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  • Systems and Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Integrations in Family Therapy book cover

    Systems and Psychoanalysis

    Contemporary Integrations in Family Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Carmel Flaskas

    This intellectually rigorous and generative collection of papers, positioned at the intersection of systemic and psychoanalytic therapy, captures the potential synergy of bringing these two honoured traditions back into dialogue, on new terms. The editors do partisans of both fields a great service…

    Paperback – 2009-12-31
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  • Innovations in the Reflecting Process book cover

    Innovations in the Reflecting Process

    1st Edition

    By Harlene Anderson

    'The passion to continually be on the move to seek new understanding is a characteristic of the field of family therapy and systemic thinking over the last forty years. Many professionals have moved around, more or less freely, in and out of this field. Some have made footprints that will last for…

    Paperback – 2007-12-31
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  • The Performance of Practice: Enhancing the Repertoire of Therapy with Children and Families book cover

    The Performance of Practice

    Enhancing the Repertoire of Therapy with Children and Families, 1st Edition

    By Jim Wilson

    This book is about how to maintain an aliveness to the possibilities in therapy and practice and how to challenge ideas of orthodoxy in theory and methodologies that can become stale or followed like religions. The central metaphor is the performance of practice emphasized in the spoken word and…

    Paperback – 2007-12-31
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  • The Dialogical Therapist: Dialogue in Systemic Practice book cover

    The Dialogical Therapist

    Dialogue in Systemic Practice, 1st Edition

    By Paolo Bertrando

    Several good books exist about systemic understanding in therapy and a few about dialogic understanding. However, none try to bridge the gap between these two world views, which have some similarities, but also a whole array of differences. This book is an attempt to find a bridge. According to…

    Paperback – 2007-12-31
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  • Intellectual Disabilities: A Systemic Approach book cover

    Intellectual Disabilities

    A Systemic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Baum

    The application of systemic ideas and principles in working with people with intellectual disabilities, their families and their service systems, has grown over the last decade in the UK. This book, for the first time, brings together the writings of a group of practitioners who have been using…

    Paperback – 2006-12-31
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  • Dialogical Meetings in Social Networks book cover

    Dialogical Meetings in Social Networks

    1st Edition

    By Tom Erik Arnkil

    This book describes and analyses two dialogic network practices: 'Open Dialogues' - developed for use in psychiatric crisis situations - and 'Anticipation Dialogues' - used in less acute situations such as multi-agency muddles where the helper systems are stuck. The book is both theoretical and…

    Paperback – 2006-12-31
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  • The Space Between: Experience, Context, and Process in the Therapeutic Relationship book cover

    The Space Between

    Experience, Context, and Process in the Therapeutic Relationship, 1st Edition

    By Carmel Flaskas

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-12-31
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  • Self in Relationships: Perspectives on Family Therapy from Developmental Psychology book cover

    Self in Relationships

    Perspectives on Family Therapy from Developmental Psychology, 1st Edition

    By Astri Johnsen

    Inspired by Daniel Stern's work on self-development, the authors suggest that by combining systemic therapy with a psychoanalytical aspect, family therapy can reach new depths. They argue that this will enrich our understanding of the relationships beween parents and children, and between siblings.…

    Paperback – 2003-12-31
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  • Exploring the Unsaid: Creativity, Risks and Dilemmas in Working Cross-Culturally book cover

    Exploring the Unsaid

    Creativity, Risks and Dilemmas in Working Cross-Culturally, 1st Edition

    By Barry Mason

    The editors and contributing authors of this volume have taken a truly pioneering and courageously challenging look at the state of cross-cultural theory and practice. In confronting directly and honestly a broad range of cross-cultural issues they have succeeded in formulating a thoughtful and…

    Paperback – 2002-12-31
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  • Perspectives on Supervision book cover

    Perspectives on Supervision

    1st Edition

    By David Campbell

    This reader-friendly and stimulating volume, indispensable to anyone interested in supervision from a systemic perspective, emerged from a conference organised jointly by the Institute of Family Therapy and the Tavistock Clinic in London. It is focused on developments within supervisions and…

    Paperback – 2002-12-31
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  • Multiple Family Therapy: The Marlborough Model and Its Wider Applications book cover

    Multiple Family Therapy

    The Marlborough Model and Its Wider Applications, 1st Edition

    By Eia Asen

    If a troubled family contains the resources to solve its own problems, then why not bring such families together, to share their experiences and support each other?This is the approach of the Marlborough Family Service, the institution at the forefront of development for child-protection cases,…

    Paperback – 2001-12-31
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  • Culture and System in Family Therapy book cover

    Culture and System in Family Therapy

    1st Edition

    By Inga-Britt Krause

    Starting with the MacPherson Report and its pronouncements on racism in Britain and in particular 'institutionalised racism', Dr Krause focuses in this important book on the practice of family therapy and draws on her expertise as both anthropologist and systemic family psychotherapist to formulate…

    Paperback – 2001-12-31
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  • Systemic Couple Therapy and Depression book cover

    Systemic Couple Therapy and Depression

    1st Edition

    By Eia Asen

    Based on a research project which demonstrated the effectiveness of systemic therapy, this book can be used as the basis of a training programme in systemic couple therapy, as a phase in the treatment of depression. It describes in explicit detail the range of techniques used and can therefore also…

    Paperback – 2000-12-31
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  • Child-Focused Practice: A Collaborative Systemic Approach book cover

    Child-Focused Practice

    A Collaborative Systemic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Jim Wilson

    The author, with over twenty years of experience of working with children, writes refreshingly about the practical aspects of his work. He takes traditional and contemporary theories and explains them in the context of how he works with children.…

    Paperback – 1998-12-31
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  • Bridging the Gap: A Training Module in Personal and Professional Development book cover

    Bridging the Gap

    A Training Module in Personal and Professional Development, 1st Edition

    By Judy Hildebrand

    This book opens a very important debate for the family therapy field. At a time of treatment rationing and standard setting, it aptly draws our attention to an issue of increasing importance: training the highest quality family therapists. In addition, it offers trainers and supervisors an…

    Paperback – 1998-12-31
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  • Interacting Stories: Narratives, Family Beliefs and Therapy book cover

    Interacting Stories

    Narratives, Family Beliefs and Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Rudi Dallos

    A critical reflection on the ideas that have shaped systemic and family therapy over the last years, focusing particularly on the role of narratives within families. The author illustrates his work with extracts from reseach interviews and clinical case material.…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Divorce as Family Transition: When Private Sorrow Becomes A Public Matter book cover

    Divorce as Family Transition

    When Private Sorrow Becomes A Public Matter, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Robinson

    Based on the 1996 Family Law Act, this book looks at how the therapist can work with the different professions involved in a divorce, how children might be consulted, and ways in which vulnerable family members can be protected.…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families book cover

    Death Talk

    Conversations with Children and Families, 1st Edition

    By Glenda Fredman

    This book tackles head on the often tabooed subject of death. It distils sophisticated clinical work into simple language, and describes simple techniques for talking to children about dying. The author makes sophisticated material accessible to a much wider range of practitioners than trained…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Systemic Therapy with Individuals book cover

    Systemic Therapy with Individuals

    1st Edition

    By Paolo Bertrando

    The authors describe the work they are doing with individual clients in Milan. Locating themselves clearly within the tradition of the Milan approach and more recent social constructionist and narrative influences, and articulating continually a broad systemic framework emphasizing meaning…

    Paperback – 1996-12-31
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  • The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy book cover

    The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy

    1st Edition

    By Carmel Flaskas

    Brings the issue of the therapeutic relationship in family systems therapy into focus, by examing the relationships between the client family as a system, and the use of self in therapy.…

    Paperback – 1996-12-31
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  • Psychodrama and Systemic Therapy book cover

    Psychodrama and Systemic Therapy

    1st Edition

    By Chris Farmer

    It is now increasingly recognized that psychodrama provides a valid and useful tool in many different contexts; equally, practitioners in a wide variety of fields are acknowledging the benefits that a systems thinking approach can bring to their work. This book unites the two by describing the…

    Paperback – 1995-12-31
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  • Trauma-Organized Systems: Physical and Sexual Abuse in Families book cover

    Trauma-Organized Systems

    Physical and Sexual Abuse in Families, 1st Edition

    By Arnon Bentovim

    This book is about the experience of individuals who have been abused or who have abused others, but it also traces the way an abusive experience can organize a family or professional system so that changes are difficult to achieve. The author has been in the forefront of the child abuse…

    Paperback – 1995-12-31
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  • Gender and Family Therapy book cover

    Gender and Family Therapy

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Burck

    Burck and Daniel share the personal meaning that gender holds for them, and the open and enquiring, rather than definitive, style of their writing makes it easy for the reader to grasp their ideas. The authors' handling in the early chapters of the many intellectual conundrums about gender is clear…

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • Cybernetics of Prejudices in the Practice of Psychotherapy book cover

    Cybernetics of Prejudices in the Practice of Psychotherapy

    1st Edition

    By Gianfranco Cecchin

    Two central ideas have become part of the orthodoxy of modern family therapy thinking. The first is that the therapist is part of the system he or she observes, and the second is that the therapist and family create a co-evolving reality through their interactions until now. No one has described…

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • Irreverence: A Strategy for Therapists' Survival book cover

    Irreverence

    A Strategy for Therapists' Survival, 1st Edition

    By Gianfranco Cecchin

    Irreverence: A strategy for Therapists' Survival marks the end result of a collaboration between the creative and highly respected therapists and writers in the family therapy field. It continues the tradition of the Milan group and later systemic thinkers to examine the way a therapist's own…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • Exchanging Voices: A Collaborative Approach to Family Therapy book cover

    Exchanging Voices

    A Collaborative Approach to Family Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Lynn Hoffman

    For this book, the author has not only compiled her writing for the last ten years, but she has written her own commentary about the personal and intellectual journey which led her from one paper to the next. The papers themselves read like a chronicle of the major ideas of the past ten years, but…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • Systemic Approaches to Training in Child Protection book cover

    Systemic Approaches to Training in Child Protection

    1st Edition

    By Gerrilyn Smith

    This book contributes to the debate on child sexual abuse and illuminates the trainer practitioner in the process. It shows that human services training is not built solely on scientific theory but rather on the ideology and values of the sponsoring organisation, the participants, and the trainer.…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • Resource Focused Therapy book cover

    Resource Focused Therapy

    1st Edition

    By Bradford Keeney

    For some time the family therapy field has been moving away from a problem-based approach to work with clients. Ideas such as "creating a new family story", focusing on strengths and solutions, and making contracts with family members have all shifted interest toward a new approach to therapy. The…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • Co-Constructing Therapeutic Conversations: A Consultation of Restraint book cover

    Co-Constructing Therapeutic Conversations

    A Consultation of Restraint, 1st Edition

    By Ivan Inger

    This book illustrates the unique systemic approach of the Ingers who are well-known teachers and co-founders of the Family Studies Institute in Portland, Oregon. Their work combines elements of the reflective team approach with a model of co-therapy. It is a fresh and innovative application of…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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    Teaching Family Therapy

    1st Edition

    By Ros Draper

    The teaching of family therapy has been the subject of serious scrutiny since the onset of training and accreditation many years ago, yet there are relatively few attempts to apply what we know about systems and the ways they change family therapy teaching as a two-way process. It is as though…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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  • Teaching Systemic Thinking book cover

    Teaching Systemic Thinking

    1st Edition

    By David Campbell

    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…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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  • Second Thoughts on the Theory and Practice of the Milan Approach to Family Therapy book cover

    Second Thoughts on the Theory and Practice of the Milan Approach to Family Therapy

    1st Edition

    By David Campbell

    Second Thoughts on the Theory and Practice of the Milan Approach to Family Therapy is a full discussion of the way the original techniques of the Milan Approach have been affected by current thinking in the family therapy field. Hypothesizing, neutrality and circularity, for example, are all…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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  • Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse book cover

    Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    1st Edition

    By Elsa Jones

    The author, working from the Family Institute in Cardiff, has been treating adult survivors of child sexual and physical abuse for several years, and she has clearly and frankly described her work in this book. She begins be describing the context for working with her clients; then describes the…

    Paperback – 1992-12-31
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