Chapter 4. Theories That Focus on Belief Systems

  1. Alan Carr

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713051.ch4

Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice, Second Edition

Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Carr, A. (2006) Theories That Focus on Belief Systems, in Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713051.ch4

Author Information

  1. University College Dublin and Clanwilliam Institute Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470014547

Online ISBN: 9780470713051

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Keywords:

  • belief systems;
  • epistemology;
  • family therapy schools;
  • social constructionism;
  • positivism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Epistemology: Positivism, Constructivism, Social Constructionism, Modernism and Postmodernism

  • A Constructivist Approach to Family Therapy

  • Milan Systemic Family Therapy

  • Social Constructionist Developments

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Closing Comments

  • Glossary

  • Further Reading