The Levels of Analysis Paradigm: A Model for Individual and Systemic Therapy


This book is a response to the "conceptual crisis" in clinical psychology. With over 250 psychotherapies, clinical psychology is a patchquilt that critically needs a theoretical thread to bind the patches together. Skurky proposes a model that views behavior as functioning simultaneously on the individual and systemic levels and provides psychotheraphy with a theoretical foundation. This approach focuses on human behavior as a holistic process and applies systems theory to individual functioning. "This book offers some original and excellent ideas that can be a distinct contribution to working with couples and with members of families. These ideas might work well in actual practice and be quite helpful to many marital and family therapies." Albert Ellis, President, Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990