Palgrave Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Long Term Systemic Therapy

Individuals, Couples and Families

Editors: Vetere, Arlene, Sheehan, Jim (Eds.)

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  • Provides the first exploration of systemic therapy as long term practice
  • Features internationally renowned contributors with extensive experience as practitioners and researchers
  • Appeals to professionals and researchers in the field of ‘systemic family therapy’ 
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About this Textbook

Systemic psychotherapy has long been conceptualised and practiced as brief psychotherapy, in both the public sector and in independent practice, but it is now increasingly becoming a longer term practice. 

This ground-breaking book examines the ways in which systemic theory can accommodate and formulate long term practice, and locates the boundaries of the systemic theories that both help to explain and give direction to such work. In doing so, it asks important questions such as: at what point might a practitioner need to incorporate and integrate other explanatory models into their systemic thinking? What does this mean for systemic practice? How does the relative longevity of the work impact the way practitioners build and maintain therapeutic relationships with the relational systems they assist? And what implications does such longevity have on, and for, the supervisory needs of systemic psychotherapists at the heart of the work? Given the absence of a rigorous evidence base for long term systemic therapy and practice, this book explores how practitioners can hold themselves ethically accountable for what they do and think.

Written by some of the leading names in systemic thinking, this book provides an important new resource for both students and experienced professionals in family therapy seeking to enhance their practice and research.


About the authors

Arlene Vetere is Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. Her previous books includeSupervision in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (2017) co-edited with Jim Sheehan, and together with Rudi Dallos she co-edits thePalgrave Texts in Psychotherapy and Counselling book series.
Jim Sheehan is Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at the VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland. He is a social worker, family therapist, trainer, consultant and systemic supervisor. His previous publications include Supervision of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (2017) co-edited with Arlene Vetere, andFamily Conflict After Separation and Divorce (2018) published by Palgrave.

Reviews

“Although the iThrive model (Wolpert et al., 2015) has redressed the balance somewhat by suggesting a service framework for UK Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services that include very short, brief, medium and long-term therapeutic interventions, there has been a startling lack of focus in the therapeutic literature on long-term work, in recent years. … This is an enjoyable, highly relevant and timely addition to the literature, and addresses an important and much neglected aspect of systemic practice and consultation.” (Percy Aggett, Journal of Family Therapy, August 16, 2020)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Couple and Family Therapy as Meta-Theory: Doing Relational Therapy in the Longer Term

    Pages 3-19

    Vetere, Arlene

  • Couples with Chronic Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Long-Term Therapeutic Relationship

    Pages 21-40

    Sheehan, Jim

  • Olena’s Battle for Utopia

    Pages 43-68

    Chimera, Chip

  • And It Takes as Long as It Takes

    Pages 69-95

    Draper, Ros

  • Journeying Together Through a Landscape of Uncertainty: Long-Term Systemic Work with Young People

    Pages 97-118

    Houston, Sarah

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long Term Systemic Therapy
Book Subtitle
Individuals, Couples and Families
Editors
  • Arlene Vetere
  • Jim Sheehan
Series Title
Palgrave Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44511-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44511-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44510-2
Series ISSN
2662-9127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 209
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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