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Systems theory in action : applications to individual, couples, and family therapy

Author: Shelly Smith-Acuna
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Valuable for seasoned mental health professionals as well as those in training, Systems Theory in Action presents systems theory -- the unifying principles surrounding the organization and functioning of systems -- as it applies to individual, couples, and family therapy. This innovative book explores systems theory as an effective model for general mental health practice. It examines the role systems theory can  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelly Smith-Acuna
ISBN: 9780470475829 047047582X 0015702413 9780015702410
OCLC Number: 612188512
Description: xii, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to systems thinking --
Context --
Causality --
Communication --
Change --
Structure --
History and development --
Social and cultural narratives --
Applications to theory, research, and organizations.
Responsibility: Shelly Smith-Acuña.

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Written in everyday language, this comprehensive book presents the core principles of systems theory through the lens of individual, couple, and family therapy.  Read more...

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