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Module Reading List

Theories of Change and Practice I, 2021/22, Semester B11
Marie McGovern
M.McGovern@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

 

22nd September 2021 - The history of family therapy; timeline to 1992

Essential reading 

Beels, C. 2002. Notes for a Cultural History of Family Therapy. Family Process 41(1), pp.67-82.

Carr, A. 2012 Origins of family therapy, In: Carr, A. 3rd Ed Family therapy :concepts, process and practice New York Wiley pp. 54 - 80 

Goldner, V. 1988. Generation and gender: normative and covert hierarchies. Family Process 27 (1), pp.17-31.
 
Kaslow, F. 2010 A Family Therapy Narrative. American journal of family therapy. 38, pp.50-62.. 
 

Additional reading

Broderick, C. and Schrader, S. 1991. The History of Professional Marriage and Family Therapy. In: Gurman, A. and Kniskern, D. ed. Handbook of Family Therapy. Philadelphia, PA. US: Brunner/Mazel, pp. 3-40. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/01/2018) 
 
 
 - Available within Online Course Readings Folder

Collins, D. And Tomm, K. 2009. Karl Tomm: His Changing Views on Family Therapy Over 35 Years. The Family Journal: Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Families. 17 (2), pp. 106-117.  

Flaskas, C. 2011. Frameworks for Practice in the Systemic Field: Part 2- Contemporary Frameworks in Family Therapy. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 32 (2), pp. 87-108.  

Shields, C. and Wynne, L. and McDaniel, S. and Gawinski, B. 1994. The Marginalization of Family Therapy: A Historical and Continuing Problem. Journal of marital and family therapy. 20  (2),pp. 117-138.

Books for background reading and reference

Dallos.R. and Draper, R. 2015. An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice (4th Ed). Buckingham, UK: Open University.

Hoffman, L. 1981. Foundations of family therapy : a conceptual framework for systems change. New York. Basic Books.

Hoffman, L. 2002. Family therapy : an intimate history. New York. Norton.

 

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23rd September 2021 - Gregory Bateson

Essential reading

 

Stagoll, B. 2013. Gregory Bateson at 100. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 27(3), 121-134

Follow on reading after the teaching session

Bateson, G. 1973. The Cybernetics of “Self”: A Theory of Alcoholism. In: Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 309-337. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 10/10/2017)

Dell, P. 1982. Beyond Homeostasis: Toward a Concept of Coherence. Family Process. 21, pp. 21-41.  

Dell, P. 1989. Violence and the Systemic View: The Problem of Power. Family Process. 28, pp . 1-14.    

Cronen, V. E., Johnson, K.M., Lannamann, J. W. 1982. Paradoxes, Double Binds & Reflexive Loops: An Alternative Theoretical Perspective. Family Process. 21: 91-112 

Additional reading

Falzer, P. R. 1986. The Cybernetic Metaphor: A Critical Examination of Ecosystemic Epistemology as a Foundation of Family Therapy. Family Process. 25, pp. 353-363.

Heatherington, Laurie; Friedlander, Myrna L. (1990) Complementarity and symmetry in family therapy communication. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Vol 37(3) Jul 1990, 261-268  

Pakman, M. 2004. On Imagination: Reconciling Knowledge and Life, or What Does “Gregory Bateson” Stand For? Family Process. 43, pp. 413-423.

Bateson, G. (1973) The Logical Categories of Learning and Communication in Steps to an ecology of mind, pp 279-308. University of Chicago Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 10/10/2017) 

Bateson, G. (1980) Introduction and Chapter II “Every Schoolboy Knows” in Mind and nature : a necessary unity. Hampton Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva. Chapter II available from: http://www.oikos.org/m&nschoolboy.htm    

Keeney, B. P. 1982. Not Pragmatics, Not Aesthetics. Family Process. 21, pp. 429-434.

 

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23rd September 2021 - Reflecting team practice

Essential reading

Andersen, T. 1995. Reflecting processes; Acts of informing and forming: You can borrow my eyes, but you must not take them away from me! In The reflecting team in action : collaborative practice in family therapy (ed. S. E. Friedman). Guilford Press: New York.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 05/10/2021) 

 

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3rd November 2021 - Race and family Therapy

Reading to be advised by speaker

 

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13th November 2019 - Developmental theories and family therapy

Essential reading

Byng, Hall, J (1995), Creating a secure family base: some implications of attachment theory for family therapy. Family Process. 34, 45-58

Carr, A (2012) Goals of family therapy across the lifecycle In Carr, A. Family therapy :concepts, process and practice 3rd Ed New York Wiley pp 1 - 47

Akister, J (1998) Attachment theory and systemic practice: research update. Journal of family therapy. 20, 353-366

Diamond, G., Russon, J., & Levy, S. (2016). Attachment-based family therapy: A review of the empirical support. Family Process. 55(3), 595–610

Fishbane M (2007) Wired to Connect: Neuroscience, Relationships, and Therapy. Family Process. 46: 395–412.

Hill, J, Fonagy, P, Safier, E and Sergeant, J (2003). The ecology of attachment in the family. Family Process. 42, 205-221.

Additional reading

Akister, J and Reibstein J (2004), Links between attachment theory and systemic practice: some proposals. Journal of family therapy, 26, 2-16.

Amundson, J. K. (2001). Why narrative therapy need not fear science and 'other' things. Journal of family therapy. 23, 175-188.

Dallos, R and Vetere, A (2009) Systemic therapy and attachment narratives : applications in a range of clinical settings. London: Routledge.

Dallos, R. (2004) Attachment narrative therapy: integrating ideas from narrative and attachment theory in systemic family therapy with eating disorders. Journal of family therapy. 26(1):40-65.

 

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8th December 2021 - Families life and family therapy

Essential reading

Deslypere, E. Rober, P. 2020 Family Secrecy in Family Therapy Practice: An Explorative Focus Group Study, Family Process 59 (1) pp 52 – 65

Dickerson, V. 2013. Patriarchy, power, and privilege: A narrative/poststructural view of work with couples. Family Process. , 52 (1), 102–114 

Goldner, V., Penn, P., Sheinberg, M., & Walker, G. 1990. Love and violence: Gender paradoxes in volatile attachments. Family Process. , 29 (4), 343–364.

Harvey, R.G. Stone Fish, L. 2015 Queer youth in family therapy. Family Process. 54 (3) pp.396-417

Papernow, P.L. 2018. Clinical Guidelines for Working With Stepfamilies: What Family, Couple, Individual, and Child Therapists Need to Know, Family Process, 57, 1, (25-51), (2017). 

Wilson, J. 1998. 'Preoccupying questions'. Chapter 7 in Child-Focused Practice : A Collaborative Systemic Approach. London: Karnac. pp.25-48.

Background reading books and articles

Asen, E & Morris, E. (2020) High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation: The Making and Breaking of Family Ties. Chap. 1 High Conflict Parenting – the family context. London: Routledge – Available as an ‘e’ book in the library 

MacKinnon, L., and Miller, D. 1987. The new epistemology and the Milan approach: feminist and socio-political considerations. Journal of marital and family therapy. , 13, 139-155

Milner, J. 2004. From ‘disappearing’ to ‘demonized’: The effects on men and women of professional interventions based on challenging men who are violent. Critical social policy. , 24 (1), 79–101.

Crenshaw, K. W. (1991). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. Stanford Law Review. , 43(6), 1241–1299     

Papernow, P.L. Recoupling in Mid‐Life and Beyond: From Love at Last to Not So Fast, Family Process, 57, 1, (52-69), (2017).

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11th December 2019 - Difference and power in family therapy

Essential reading 

Afuape, T.  2016.  Beyond awaremenss of different and towards social action. 'Solidarity practice' alongside young people. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry,  21 (3). pp. 402-415

Afuape, T. 2011 De-ideologising everyday experience. Ch. 12 in Power,, resistance and liberation in therapy with survivors of trauma. pp145 - 166. Routledge        

 

 

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Reading Seminars march 2022 - to be advised 

 

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5th Janaury 2022- Systemic family therapy in adult mental health

Essential reading

Hawkes, K. Hopkins, C. Reed, A. 2001. Finding the centre of the cyclone; reflective family work in a psychiatric crisis service. Mental Health Practice (4) pp. 14 - 17  

Additional reading

Power, J., Cuff, R., Jewell, H., McIlwaine, F., et al. (2015) Working in a family therapy setting with families where a parent has a mental illness: practice dilemmas and strategies. Journal of family therapy, 37: 546– 562

Reed, A. 2013. Therapist attentiveness and negative capability in dialogical family meetings for psychosis. Journal of Family Therapy, 35(4), 427-440.

 

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26th Janaury 2022 - Early systemic ideas and their use in practice today

Essential reading

Dallos, R. Urry, A. 1999 Abandoning our parents and grandparents:does social construction mean the end of systemic family therapy? Journal of family therapy. 21 (2), pp. 161-186

Garven, R. White, H. 2009. Key Systemic ideas as seen through the eyes of first year trainees The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy.30 (3) pp196-215

Hoffman, L. 1981. Ecological, structural and strategic Approaches. In: Foundations of family therapy : a conceptual framework for systems change. New York: Basic Books. pp.256-283. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (jh 08/01/2018)  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 05/10/2021) 

Additional reading

Jackson, D. (1957) The question of family homeostasis. Psychiatry Quarterly Supplement, 31: 79–99 reprinted as Jackson , D 1982 The question of family homeostasis, International Journal of Family Therapy 3 (1), pp.5-15
  

 

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23rd march 2022 - Structural family therapy

Essential reading

Minuchin et al. 2006 (2nd ed) The therapeutic encounter. in: Mastering Family Therapy Journeys of growth and transformation. Wiley: New Jersey. pp 75-95.    Available online 

Boyd-Franklin, N. 2002 The Multisystems Model. in Black Families in Therapy. London: Guilford. pp 226-249.

Colapinto, J, 1982 Structural family therapy. in: Horne, A. (ed) Family counseling and therapy ISBN: 0875814239 (pbk.) : No price. Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers. pp.112-140. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/01/2018).   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 05/10/2021) 

Minuchin, S. 1992. The restoried history of family therapy. In J.K. Zeig (Ed.), The evolution of psychotherapy : the second conference pp. 3–12. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Simon, George M, 1995 A revisionist rendering of structural family therapy. Journal of marital and family therapy. 21 (1)  pp.17-26.

Vetere, A. 2001 Structural Family Therapy. Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review ISSN: 1360-6417. 6 (3) 133-139.    

Background reading articles and books

Aponte H & Hoffman L. 1973 The Open Door: A Structural Approach to a Family with an Anorectic Child. Family Process. 12: 1-44

Atkinson, B. J., Health, A.W. 1990. Further thoughts on second-order family therapy: this time it's personal. Family Process. 29, 145-155.

Minuchin S. 1974. Families & family therapy. Harvard University Press.

Minuchin, S. 1974 A Longitudinal view: the Browns and Salvador Minuchin. in: Families and Family Therapy. Routledge: London and New York. pp240-254. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 05/10/2021) 

Minuchin S. & Fishman H. 1981. Family therapy techniques. Harvard University Press

Minuchin, S. 1989. My voices: an historical perspective. Journal of family therapy. 11, 69-80.

Minuchin S 1981 Beyond technique, Chapter in Minuchin S & Fishman H (1981) Family therapy techniques. Harvard University Press.    

 

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23rd march 2022 - Milan and post Milan models of therapy

Essential reading - Milan

Selvini, M.et al. 1980. Hypothesising, circularity, neutrality: three guidelines for the conductor of the session. Family Process. 19: pp.3-12.

Campbell, D. 2003. The Mutiny and the Bounty: The place of Milan ideas today. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy.   24: pp.15-25.

Ugazio, V et al 2012. Is systemic thinking really extraneous to common sense? Journal of Family Therapy vol 24 pp.53-71.

Jones, E. 1988. The Milan method – quo vadis? Journal of Family Therapy vol 10 pp.325 - 338.

Essential reading - post Milan

Bertrando, P. and Arcelloni, T. 2006, Hypotheses are dialogues: sharing hypotheses with clients. Journal of Family Therapy, 28: 370–387

Cecchin, G. 1987. Hypothesising, Circularity and Neutrality Revisited: an invitation to curiosity. Family Process. 26, 405-413

Cecchin, G. 1992. Constructing therapeutic possibilities. In: McNamee, S. and Gergen, K. Therapy as social construction , London. Sage pp. 86-95. 

Hedges, F. 2005 ‘From Neutrality and Curiosity to Self-Other-Reflexivity’ chap 5 in An introduction to systemic therapy with individuals : a social constructionist approach. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Rhodes, P. 2008. Amplifying deviations in family interactions: Guidelines for trainees in post-Milan family therapy. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 29, pp. 34 - 39.

Additional reading - 

Boscolo, L. et al. 1987 The family with a secret. In: Milan systemic family therapy : conversations in theory and practice. New York: Basic Books pp. 93-181. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Cronen, V., Pearce, W.B 1985. Toward an Explanation of How the Milan Method Works. In Applications of systemic family therapy : the Milan approach ISBN: 0808916963 : £35.00 , CIP entry (ed. D. Campbell, Draper, R). London: Grune and Stratton.pp.69-84 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/01/2018) .   

McKinnon, L., and Miller, D. (1987). The new epistemology and the Milan approach: feminist and socio-political considerations. Journal of marital and family therapy. 13, 139-155    

Selvini Palazzoli, M. et al. 1980. The Problem of the Referring Person. Journal of marital and family therapy. 6: 3-9.     

 

Milan and post Milan - Background reading books and articles

Boscolo, L. B., P., Fiocco,P. Palvarini, R. Pereira,J. 1993. Language and Change: The Use of Key Words in Therapy. Human systems 4, 65-78. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva    

Boscolo, L. C., G. Hoffman, L., Penn, P 1987. Milan systemic family therapy : conversations in theory and practice. Basic Books.

Campbell, D. 1999. Family Therapy and Beyond: Where is the Milan Systemic Approach Today? Child and adolescent mental health. 4, 76-84. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva     

Campbell, D.,Draper, R. Huffington, C 1991. Interviewing. In: Campbell, D. Draper, R. Huffington, C. Second thoughts on the theory and practice of the Milan approach to family therapy London Karnac  
 

Campbell, D. 2003. The Mutiny and the Bounty: The Place of Milan Ideas Today. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 1. 15-25.

Cecchin, G. L., G; Ray, W A. 1994. The cybernetics of prejudices in the practice of psychotherapy. London, Karnac

Cecchin, G. 1992. Irreverence : a strategy for therapists' survival. London, Karnac

Edwards, M. E. 1992. Milan Family Therapy: Use of Psychological Theory to Inform Clinical Practice. Contemporary Psychology or PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 37(11), 1175-1176 Nov, 1992. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/01/2018)   

Brown, J. E. 1995. Teaching hypothesizing skills from a post-Milan perspective. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 16, pp Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .  

Jones. E. 1988. The Milan Method – quo vadis? Journal of family therapy 10: 325 – 338.

Jones, E. 1993. Family systems therapy : developments in the Milan-systemic therapies. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons: 

MacKinnon, L., James, K. 1987. The Milan systemic approach: theory and practice. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 8, 89-98. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Rhodes, P. 2008. Amplifying deviations in family interactions: Guidelines for trainees in post-Milan family therapy. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 29, pp. 34 - 39.

Selvini-Palazzoli, M., Boscolo, L., Cecchin, G., Prata, G. 1978. Paradox and counterparadox : a new model in the therapy of the family in schizophrenic transaction. Jason Aronson: New York

Simpson, L. 1991. The comparative efficacy of Milan family therapy for disturbed children and their families. Journal of family therapy 13, pp. 267–284.

Treacher, A. 1988. The Milan method: A preliminary critique. Journal of family therapy 10, pp. 1-8.

 

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 30th march 2022 - Outside speaker - reading to be advised

 

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18th may 2022 - Outside speaker - reading to be advised

 

 

This list was last updated on 20/10/2021