Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy
Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy  -     By: Douglas C. Breunlin
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 8.94 X 6.04 X 1.09 (inches)
ISBN: 0787910708
ISBN-13: 9780787910709

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An Innovative Approach to Family Therapy
This breakthrough book takes you beyond the theoretical boundariesthat currently constrain family therapy and leads instead to aninnovative approach. The authors analyze the different orientationsof family therapy schools and provide a foundation forunderstanding the fundamental concepts that underlie allapproaches. By integrating these multiple models of therapy, ormetaframeworks, you can improve the flexibility andcomprehensiveness of your treatment?without having to abandon yourtraining. Full of practical ideas, methods, and examples,Metaframeworks offers a wealth of guidelines for applying theseinnovative strategies to a wide range of clinical problems andpopulations.

Author Bio

DOUGLAS C. BREUNLIN is vice president and chief operating officer of the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ is a member of the senior faculty of the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

BETTY MAC KUNE-KARRER is director of the Family Systems Program of the Institute for Juvenile Research and clinical associate in psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Editorial Reviews

?This book offers something really new. It not only distills muchthat is already known in other approaches, but also, havingextracted the best parts, is able to recombine them into aperspective that integrates other areas often ignored.Metaframeworks is a unique book in the field.? (ContemporaryPsychology)
?Those new to family therapy will find that this book offers aclear introduction to systems thinking and allows for comparisonand contrast of existing models of family therapy across thedimensions represented by the six metaframeworks.? (Families inSociety: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services)

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