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Understanding Family Process
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Understanding Family Process
Basics of Family Systems Theory


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Family Systems and Theory

May 1993 | 282 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Systems theory is the basic theoretical model underlying most contemporary family therapy. In this accessible introduction, the author traces how systems theory gave rise to family systems theory, outlines the basic propositions of family systems and links it both to other family theory literature and to clinical practice.

Among the topics covered are relational space, family boundaries, family stratification and child socialization. Family meanings and such shared realities as family folklore, stories, myths and memorabilia are discussed. Family rituals are also explored.

 
PART ONE: THE SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO FAMILIES
 
The Foundations of Family Process Theory
 
The Family as a System
An Overview

 
 
From Cybernetic to Transcybernetic
 
PART TWO: EXPLORING RELATIONAL SPACE
 
Distance Regulation Within the Family System
 
The Regulation of Transactions Across Family Boundaries
 
The Regulation of Vertical Space and Vertical Placement
 
PART THREE: SOCIALIZING CHILDREN AND EACH OTHER
 
Family Meanings and Shared Realities
 
The Socialization Process

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