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Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy, Revised and Updated

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Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy, Revised and Updated

Douglas C. Breunlin, Richard C. Schwartz, Betty Mac Kune-Karrer

ISBN: 978-0-787-91070-9 October 1997 Jossey-Bass 416 Pages

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An Innovative Approach to Family Therapy

This breakthrough book takes you beyond the theoretical boundariesthat currently constrain family therapy and leads instead to aninnovative approach. The authors analyze the different orientationsof family therapy schools and provide a foundation forunderstanding the fundamental concepts that underlie allapproaches. By integrating these multiple models of therapy, ormetaframeworks, you can improve the flexibility andcomprehensiveness of your treatment?without having to abandon yourtraining. Full of practical ideas, methods, and examples,Metaframeworks offers a wealth of guidelines for applying theseinnovative strategies to a wide range of clinical problems andpopulations.
FOUNDATIONS OF THE METAFRAMEWORKS PERSPECTIVE.

A Conversation About Metaframeworks.

The Metaframeworks Perspective.

SIX CORE METAFRAMEWORKS.

Of Mind and Self: The Internal Family Systems Metaframework.

Patterns of Interaction: The Sequences Metaframework.

Leadership, Balance, and Harmony: The OrganizationMetaframework.

Beyond the One-Dimensional Life Cycle: The DevelopmentMetaframework.

Unifying Diverse Parameters: The Multicultural Metaframework.

Reweaving Feminism and Systems: The Gender Metaframework.

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE.

A Blueprint for Therapy.

A Case in Point.

Personalizing the Metaframeworks Perspective.
?This book offers something really new. It not only distills muchthat is already known in other approaches, but also, havingextracted the best parts, is able to recombine them into aperspective that integrates other areas often ignored.Metaframeworks is a unique book in the field.? (ContemporaryPsychology)

?Those new to family therapy will find that this book offers aclear introduction to systems thinking and allows for comparisonand contrast of existing models of family therapy across thedimensions represented by the six metaframeworks.? (Families inSociety: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services)