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Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory Carmel Flaskas

Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism: Practice Challenges Theory

Carmel Flaskas

Published August 8th 2002
ISBN : 9780415183000
Paperback
224 pages
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Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expression in family therapy, raising questions about realities and realness, the subjective process of truth, and the experience of self. It identifies difficulties in any soleMoreFamily Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expression in family therapy, raising questions about realities and realness, the subjective process of truth, and the experience of self. It identifies difficulties in any sole reliance on narrative and social constructionist ideas, and advocates the value of family therapy practice of selected psychoanalytic ideas, in particular: attachment and the unconscious- transference, countertransference, projective identification and understandings of time- and psychoanalytic ideas about thinking and containment in considering the therapeutic relationship in family therapy. This book offers a sustained critical discussion of contemporary family therapy knowledge, and develops a place for psychoanalytic ideas in systemic thinking and practice. It should be of interest to psychotherapists, family therapists and other mental health professionals.