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SFTM 5310: Introduction to Systems Theories: Home

Course Readings

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Anderson, H. (2001). Postmodern collaborative and person-centered therapies: What would Carl Rogers say? Journal of Family Therapy, 23(4), 339-360.

Anderson, H., & Goolishian, H. (1988). Human systems as linguistic systems. Preliminary and evolving ideas about the implications for clinical theory. Family Process, 27(4), 371-393.

Atkinson, B. J., & Heath, A. (1990). Further thoughts on second-order family therapy - this time it's personal. Family Process, 29(2), 145-155.

Becvar, D. S., & Becvar, R.J. (2003). Family therapy: A systemic integration. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. (Chapter 15:  Therapeutic intervention and strategies, pp. 293-304).

Cox, M. & Paley, B. (1997). Families as systems. Annual Review of Psychology, 48, 243-267.

Hanson, B. G. (1995). General systems theory: Beginning with wholes. Washington, DC: Taylor and Francis. (Chapter 6 Communication).

Korman, H. (1997). On the ethics of constructing realities. Contemporary Family Therapy, 19(1), 105-115.

Lewis, V., Allen-Byrd, L., & Rouhbakhsh, P. (2004). Understanding successful family recovery in treating alcoholism. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 23(4), 39-51.

Watzlawick, P., Beavin Bavelas, J., & Jackson, D. D. (1967). Pragmatics of human communication: A study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. (Chapter 2: Some Tentative Axioms of Communication).