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Module Reading List

Systemic Supervision and Case Presentation I, 2021/22, Semester B12
Marie McGovern
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core reading for module - this reading list is organised to include papers of general clinical use and also to give you initial reading to support your practice in this module. 

Aggett, P. 2004. Learning Narratives in Group Supervision: Enhancing Collaborative Learning. Journal of systemic therapies.. 23, (3),  

Clark, P. Cole, C. J. Robertson, M. 2013. Creating a safety net - transferring to a new therapist in a training setting. Contemporary family therapy. ISSN: 0892-276436 (1) , p172-189  

Burnham, J. 1992. Approach, Method, Technique: Making Distinctions and Creating Connections. Human systems. ISSN: 0960-9830. 3. (1), pp3-26  

Reference books

Anderson, H. 1997. Conversation, language, and possibilities : a postmodern approach to therapy. New York: Basic Books.

Carr, A. 2012. Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice. 3rd Ed. Chichester, Wiley.

McNamee, S. Gergen, K. Eds.1992. Therapy as social construction. UK. Sage.

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

McDowell, T. 2015. Applying critical social theories to family therapy practice Verlag Germany: Springer 

Morgan, A. 2000 What is narrative therapy : an easy to read introduction. Dulwich Centre Publications Adelaide, South Australia

Payne, M. 2006 Narrative Therapy An Introduction for Counsellors. 2nd edition. London. Sage Publications

Steinberg, D. (2000). Letters from the clinic : letter writing in clinical practice for mental health professionals. London, Rutledge.

White, M. Epston, D. (1990) Narrative means to therapeutic ends. London. Norton Books

Wilson, Jim 1998 Child-focused practice : a collaborative systemic approach. Karnac Books

Power and difference

Burnham, J. 2013. Developments in Social GGRRAAACCEEESSS: visible-invisible, voiced-unvoiced. In I. Krause ed Culture and reflexivity in systemic psychotherapy : mutual perspectives ISBN: 9781855757783; 1855757788. London: Karnac   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Gergen, K. J., Hoffman, L. and Anderson, H., 1996. Is diagnosis a disaster?: a constructionist trialogue. In: Kaslow F. ed 1996 Handbook of relational diagnosis and dysfunctional family patterns ISBN: 0471080780 (alk. paper). New York: Wiley. pp. 102-118   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

McIntosh, P. 1998. White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack. In M. McGoldrick (ed.) Re-visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice . New York: Guilford pp 147–152  Available online   

Nolte, L. 2007. White is a colour too: engaging actively with the risks, challenges and rewards of cross-cultural family therapy training and practice. Journal of family therapy. ISSN: 0163-4445, 29(4), pp.378–388.

Totsuka, Y. 2014. Which aspects of social GGRRAAACCEEESSS grab you most?’ The social GGRRAAACCEEESSS exercise for a supervision group to promote therapists' self-reflexivity Journal of family therapy. Volume 36(S1) pp. 86–106

Watts-Jones, D. 2004. The evidence of things seen and not seen: The legacy of race and racism. Family Process. ISSN: 0014-7370, 43(4) pp. 503–508.


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The therapist in practice

 Aggett, P., Swainson, M. & Tapsell, D. 2011. 'Seeking permission': An interviewing stance for finding connection with hard to reach families. Journal of Family Therapy. 37 (2) pp. 190 - 209.

Chrzastowski, S. K. 2011. A narrative perspective on genograms: Revisiting classical family therapy methods. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry.. 16 (4) pp. 635-644

Andersen, T. 1987. The reflecting team: Dialogue and meta-dialogue in clinical work. Family Process, 26(4), pp.415-428

Boscolo, L., Bertrando, P., Fiocco, P. M., Palvarini, R. M. and Pereira, J. 1995, Language and Change The Use of Keywords in Therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 16(2) pp. 57–63  Available in the  online course reading folder. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 01/10/2019) 

Burnham, J. 2005. Relational Reflexivity: A tool for socially constructing therapeutic relationships. In: C. Flaskas, B. Mason and A. Perlez, eds. 2005. The space between : experience, context, and process in the therapeutic relationship ISBN: 1855753650. London: Karnac

Dickerson, V. C. 2010. Positioning oneself within an epistemology: Refining our thinking about integrative approaches. Family Process, 49(3), 349–368

Flaskas C. 1989. Thinking about the emotional interaction of the therapist and family. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. ISSN: 0814-723X; 1467-8438,10(1), 1-6   

Frosh, S. 2004. Knowing more than we can say. In D. A. Paré & G. Larner (Eds.). 2004. Collaborative practice in psychology and therapy ISBN: 0789017865 (soft : alk. paper); 0789017857 (hard : alk. paper)(pp. 55–68). New York: The Haworth Press.    

Haber, R. 1994. Respons-ability: Therapist's ‘I’ and role. Journal of Family Therapy, 16(3), pp. 269–284. 

Maione, P.  2010.  Help Me Help You: Suggested Guidelines for Case Presentation.  Contemporary family therapy.  33  (1) pp. 17 – 24.

Mason B. Towards positions of safe uncertainty. Human systems., 4(3-4), pp.189-200       

Mason, B. 2012. The personal and the professional: core beliefs and the construction of bridges across difference. In I.-B. Krause , (ed.) 2012 Culture and reflexivity in systemic psychotherapy : mutual perspectives ISBN: 9781855757783; 1855757788  London: Karnac pp. 163–179   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 26/09/2019) 

Morgan, Alice. (2000) What is narrative therapy : an easy to read introduction. Dulwich Centre Publications Adelaide, South Australia

Pare, D. 2013. Reading and recieving meaning. Chapter 5 in Pare, D.  2013. The practice of collaborative counselling and psychotherapy. pp 101 - 128      

Payne, M. 2006. Narrative Therapy an Introduction for Counsellors. London: Sage Publications.Strand, P.S. 1997. Toward a developmentally informed Narrative Therapy. Family Process. 42: 19-30.

Ravel, H. 1996. A Systemic Perspective on Working with Interpreters. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry. 1(1) pp. 29-43.

Rober P. 1999. The therapist’s inner conversation in family therapy. Some ideas about the self of the therapist, therapeutic impasse and the process of reflection. Family Process., 38(2), pp. 209-228

Rober, P. 2005. The Therapist's Self in Dialogical Family Therapy: Some Ideas About Not Knowing and the Therapist's Inner Conversation. Family Process. 44(4), pp. 477 495.

Roberts, J. 2005. Transparency and self-disclosure in Family Therapy: Dangers and Possibilities.Family Process.. 44(1), pp. 45-63

Saltzburg, S. 2007. Narrative Therapy Pathways for Re-authoring with Parents of Adolescents Coming -out as Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual. Contemporary family therapy. (29) pp. 57-69.

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Working with family trauma

McCarthy I and Byrne N. 1988. Mis-taken love: conversations of the problem of incest in an Irish context. Family Process., 27(2), pp.181-199

Patrika P and Tseliou E. 2016. Blame, responsibility and systemic neutrality: a discourse analysis methodology to the study of family therapy problem talk, Journal of family therapy 38(4), pp. 467-490

Sheinberg, M., True, F. 2008. Treating family relational trauma: A recursive process using a decision dialogue. Family Process., 47(2), pp.173–195.

Sheinberg, M. 1992. Navigating treatment impasses at the disclosure of incest: Combining ideas from feminism and social constructionism. Family Process., 31(3) pp.201–216.

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Working in adult mental health settings

Place, C., Foxcroft, R. and Shaw, J. 2011. Telling stories and hearing voices: narrative work with voice hearers in acute care. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. ISSN: 1351-0126. 18(9), pp. 837-842.

Seikkula, J. and Olson, M. E. 2003. The open dialogue approach to acute psychosis: Its poetics and micropolitics. Family Process. 42(3), pp.403-418

Schade L. 2013. Non-suicidal self-Injury: A case for Using Emotionally focussed family Therapy. Contemporary family therapy. ISSN: 0892-2764, 35(3) 568-582

White, M. 1987. Family Therapy and Schizophrenia: Addressing the ‘in-the-corner’ lifestyle. Dulwich Centre Newsletter. Spring, pp. 14-21 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 06/10/2017) 

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Engagement (see also 'Skills' module)

Lever, H., & Gmeiner, A.. 2000. Families leaving family therapy after one or two sessions: A multiple descriptive case study. Contemporary family therapy. ISSN: 0892-2764, 22(1), pp. 39–65.

Escudero, V., Boogmans, E., Loots, G., & Friedlander, M. L. 2012. Alliance rupture and repair in conjoint family therapy: An exploratory study. Psychotherapy. ISSN: 0033-3204, 49(1), pp. 26–37. 

Lambert, J. E., Skinner, A. H., & Friedlander, M. L. 2012. Problematic within-family alliances in conjoint family therapy: A close look at five cases. Journal of marital and family therapy. ISSN: 0194-472x, 38(2), pp.417–428.

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Carr, A. 2016. Family therapy for adolescents: a research-informed perspective. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. ISSN: 0814-723X; 1467-8438, 37(4), pp.467–479

Dickerson, V. C. 2013. Patriarchy, power, and privilege: A narrative/poststructural view of work with couples. Family Process. ISSN: 0014-7370, 52(1), pp. 102–114.

Kissil K. 2011. Attachment-based family therapy for adolescent self-injury. Journal of Family Psychotherapy ISSN: 0897-5353, 22, 313-327

Muñiz de la Peña, C., Friedlander, M., Escudero, V., & Heatherington, L. 2012. How do therapists ally with adolescents in family therapy? An examination of relational control communication in early sessions. Journal of Counseling Psychology. ISSN: 0022-0167, 59(3), pp. 339–351

Rogers, A. and Schmidt, P. 2016. Emotion Talk in the context of young people self-harming: facing the feelings in family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 38(2), pp.206-225

Roper-Hall, A. 1998. Working systemically with older people and their families who have “come to grief”. In P. Sutcliffe, G. Turfnell and U. Cornish (eds). Working with the dying and bereaved : systematic approaches to therapeutic work ISBN: 0333669037 (pbk); 0333729722 .London: Palgrave MacMillan   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Stanbridge, R.I., Burbach, F.R., Rapsey, E.H.S, Leftwich, S.H. & McIver, C.C. 2013. Improving partnerships with families and carers in in-patient mental health services for older people: A staff training programme and family liaison service. Journal of family therapy. ISSN: 0163-4445, 35(2) pp.176-197

Tisher, M. & Dean, S. 2000. Family therapy with the elderly. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy., 21(2), pp. 94-101

Ungar M. 2001. Constructing narratives of resilience with high-risk youth. Journal of systemic therapies. ISSN: 1195-4396, 20(2), 58-73.

Wilson, J. Small steps with children     OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 01/10/2019)  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (AJ 07/10/2021) 

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Comparative / Models of psychotherapy

Shawver, L. 1998. Postmodernizing the unconscious. American Journal of Psychoanalysis., 58(4), 329–336. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

This list was last updated on 29/04/2022