System theory in family psychotherapy

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Madeleine Cocozza lectures on System theory in family psychotherapy

System theory in family treatment and family psychotherapy - for what reasons and what does the systemic analysis mean for understanding families seeking help for dilemmas with relationships and symptoms of mental ill-health?

The lecture is designed differently depending on the professionals participating. It can be designed as an in-depth study, repetition, or as an introduction to family psychotherapy based on systems theory.
The lecture is aimed at licensed psychotherapists/family therapists, licensed psychotherapists with other specializations, social workers, counselors, and practitioners in both healthcare and social services.

From the content:

  • System theory and Cybernetics – how do they become comprehensible in family psychotherapeutic treatment? What is the foundation of systemic family psychotherapy?
  • What different family psychotherapeutic approaches exist and in what ways do they differ?
  • Communication theory, which concepts are important to analyze in order to understand the interaction in a family?
  • What are the prerequisites for conducting family psychotherapy?
  • Subsystems in a family: couple, parent, and sibling systems; what functions do they have in the family system?
  • The therapist in System theory in family psychotherapy; what is required?
  • Table of basic concepts (74) and their primary sources and reference literature: why? Care ideologies and the significance for different treatment methods.