Contemporary Family Therapy
Family therapists use concepts germane to other academic disciplines. We recount four notions--context, explanatory metaphors, language conventions, and persistently refining knowledge--that family therapists and paleontologists each utilize. Revisiting family therapy's foundational concepts through the lens of another discipline reminds us of our theoretical beginnings, highlights those professional adaptations that we have made over the years, and offers us an opportunity to reinvigorate and expand our central organizing principles.
Wulff, D., St. George, S., & Chenail, R. J. (2000). Searching for Family Therapy in the Rockies: Family Therapists Meet A Paleontologist. Contemporary Family Therapy, 22 (4), 407-414. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007844800731
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