Ecosystemic First-Oder Cybernetics and Second Order Cybernetics Principles

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University of Glamorgan Faculty of Health, Sport and Science The Family Institute Review 2008 Volume 2 Contributors Siobhain Scullion Iliana Sardi David Pope Shirley Valentino Rebecca Saltmarsh Raymond Edwards Editorial team: Billy Hardy, Kieran Vivian-Byrne, Jeff Faris, Mary Morris, Mandy Westlake Contents: 2. Editorial …………………………………………………………………………………………..…Kieran Vivian-Byrne Billy Hardy 3. A critical evaluation of the existential-phenomenological approach as a preferred model of psychotherapy and counselling………………….……………………………………………………Siobhan Scullion Abstract The essay discusses the existential-phenomenological approach to counselling as described by Ernesto Spinelli. I have chosen to explore ideas such as being, choice and concept of self that have particular resonance for me in the development of my practice as a counsellor. 9: Multimodal therapy (MMT) and technical eclecticism: Comparison to other approaches. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..…Iliana Sardi Abstract Hesitant about which approach to write for my first assignment, I finally opted for Multimodal therapy (MMT), as at the time I was more concerned with different techniques than with theoretical approaches and traditions in therapy. The essay discusses similarities and differences among Multimodal therapy, other therapies, and eclectic approaches. It ends with the viewpoint of integrationists. 21: The Historical Development of Interventive Interviewing in Family Therapy ……………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………….David Pope Abstract The aims of this piece of work are to outline the challenges that a family therapy team may encounter as regards adhering too closely to a hypothesis; to examine the work of Karl Tomm as a means of beginning to overcome these challenges; to use a case study as a means of critiquing some of Tomm‘s ideas, and to place his work in a developmental framework

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