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An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice

An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice

Author: Rudi Dallos and Ros Draper
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The third edition of An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice, covering the development of this innovative field from the 1950s to the present day.

The book considers both British and International perspectives and includes the latest developments in current practice, regulation and innovation, looking at these developments within a wider political, cultural and geographical context. The third edition also contains:


  • A new chapter on couple therapy

  • A new chapter on practice development up to 2009

  • Sections highlighting the importance of multi-disciplinary practice in health and welfare


Lists of key texts and diagrams, suggested reading organized by topic, and practical examples and exercises are also used in order to encourage the reader to explore and experiment with the ideas in their own practice.

This book is key reading for students and practitioners of family therapy and systemic practice as well as those from the fields of counselling, psychology, social work and the helping professions who deal with family issues.

Author description

Rudi Dallos is Programme Director and Professor in Clinical Psychology on the Plymouth University doctoral training course in clinical psychology. He is also a consultant clinical psychologist and teaches on several family therapy training courses. He has published a number books with Open University Press including, Researching Psychotherapy and Counselling (2005, co-written with Arlene Vetere), Attachment Narrative Therapy (2006) and Reflective Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling (2009, co-edited with Jacqui Stedmon). Ros Draper is a therapist, teacher and supervisor who has made major contributions to the development of family therapy in Britain over the last thirty years. When Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic, London and working at the Institute of Family Therapy, London, she developed her practice in both adult and child psychiatric settings. Ros was chair for the Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College, University of London MSc in a Systemic Approach to Management, Coaching and Consultation, and currently has a private practice in Hampshire and London.

Table of contents

Introduction The first phase - 1950s to mid-1970s The second phase - mid-1970s to mid-1980s The third phase - mid-1980s to 2000 Ideas that keep knocking on the door: emotions, attachments and systems Systemic formulation 21st century practice development: conversations across the boundaries of models Couple therapy Research and evaluation Reflections 2009 Postscripts Topic reading lists Formats for exploration Glossary of terms British texts References Index

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General Fields

  • : 9780335238019
  • : Open University Press
  • : Open University Press
  • : April 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 392
  • : Rudi Dallos and Ros Draper
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 616.89156