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

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INTRODUCTION

THIS BOOK AND WORKING WITH THE MILAN METHOD: TWENTY QUESTIONS

We published Working with the Milan Method: Twenty Questions in 1983 as a response to the way the Milan Approach had been described and discussed up to that time. Selviniet al attempted to clarify the major components which under-pinned the approach and described them in their paper, "'Hypothesizing-Circularity- Neutrality'" ( 1980). Because we were being confronted with something new, we needed to differentiate these components and make them relevant and manageable for ourselves, as family therapists offering treatment to families. Looking back, we can see how at that time we were preoccupied with linking our systemic thinking to useful family therapy techniques.

We have discovered that people starting out as therapists use Working with the Milan Method: Twenty Questions as an introduction to the basic ideas behind the Milan Approach and as a handbook of therapy skills. It has served as a set of questions and explanations which prompt further questions and which people continue to ask us. But we now answer those questions in a different way: we have inevitably been affected by the feedback created by answering those 'Twenty Questions', and the questions family therapists asked of us now represent different preoccupations

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contributors v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Theoretical Framework- How We View Families And Therapy Now] 7
  • Creating a Context For Therapy 19
  • Case Study 23
  • Hypothesizing 25
  • Interviewing 31
  • Neutrality 43
  • Positive Connotation 55
  • Interventions 61
  • Terminating Therapy 71
  • Conclusions 75
  • Events and Experiences That Have Had An Effect on Our Work Between Twenty Questions (1983) And Second Thoughts (1988) 77
  • References 79
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