CAHSS Faculty Articles

Publication Date

1-2000

Publication Title

Contemporary Family Therapy

ISSN

0892-2764

Volume

22

Issue/No.

4

First Page

407

Last Page

414

Abstract

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.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-9935-0267, 0000-0002-8987-2520, 0000-0002-9312-9780

ResearcherID

G-8814-2018

DOI

10.1023/A:1007844800731

Peer Reviewed

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