The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy

Synopsis

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.

Excerpt

A nyone following the recent developments of systemic thinking will be aware that activity has not been restricted to Europe and America. Systemic therapists and writers from both Australia and New Zealand are now making a major impact on the field, particularly in the way they explore therapy as an exchange between "real" people; with gender and with ethical values; and embedded within specific cultural experiences. These people are challenging the traditional way we see clients and the context of therapy. Over the years, systemic therapists have theorized extensively about the client family as a system and have more recently addressed the use of self in therapy, but there has been very little attention paid to the therapeutic relationship between the two.

Flaskas and Perlesz recognized this gap in the field, and they have assembled here a collection of papers that all focus on this central theme. The Systemic Thinking and Practice Series is committed to books that focus on one central theme; this is usually best accomplished by a single author or a few co-authors, but in this case we were eager to publish this collection from a . . .

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