Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory pdf epub fb2

Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory by Carmel Flaskas pdf epub fb2

Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory Author: Carmel Flaskas
Title: Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory
ISBN: 0415182999
ISBN13: 978-0415182997
Other Formats: lrf doc mbr azw
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 27, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Medical Books
Size PDF version: 1639 kb
Size EPUB version: 1627 kb
Subcategory: Medicine




Postmodernist ideas are widely used in family therapy. However, it is argued that these ideas have their limits in meeting the richness and complexity of human experience and therapy practice. Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expressions in family therapy, raising questions about:* reality and realness* the subjective process of truth* the experience of self.Alongside identifying the difficulties in any sole reliance on narrative and constructionist ideas, this book advocates the value of selected psychoanalytic ideas for family therapy practice, in particular:* attachment and the unconscious* transference, projective identification and understandings of time* psychoanalytic ideas about thinking and containment in the therapeutic relationship.Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism offers a sustained critical discussion of the possibilities and limits of contemporary family therapy knowledge, and develops a place for psychoanalytic ideas in systemic thinking and practice. It will be of great interest to family therapists, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals.