This book provides a rich collection of the work that has been informed by the ideas of the eminent family therapist and clinical psychologist, Dr David Campbell who died in August 2009. Contributors are drawn from different fields and describe models they have developed for organizational consultation, training, therapy and research. The book includes a range of important topics, key ideas which thread through contemporary theoretical frameworks, a research study into young people's experience of parental mental illness, and the application of Dr Campbell's use of semantic polarity theory in supervision, research and clinical practice. The innovative consultancy model developed by David Campbell with Marianne Groenbaek is elaborated here. Personal accounts of work in different contexts include a priest consulting within his community, the use of self in training systemic psychotherapists, the experience of consultation in academic settings, and a narrative of a training course for psychiatrists. Interspersed with these chapters are David Campbell's own reflections concerning the development of his ideas and practice over time.

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ByCharlotte Burck, Sara Barratt, Ellie Kavner

part 1|53 pages

Therapy and Theory

chapter 1|12 pages

Keeping cool in thinking and psychotherapy

ByStephen Frosh

chapter 3|15 pages

The road taken: a brief history of a dialogic family therapy

ByIvan B. Inger, Jeri Inger

part 2|59 pages

Supervision and Training

part 4|1 pages


chapter 9|16 pages

Dialogue: keeping in touch

ByMarianne Grønbæk

chapter 10|14 pages

Uncoding landscapes: systemic shapes, maps, and territories

ByMarie Murray

chapter 11|12 pages

The ultimate ethical position is to keep talking: dealing with difference in teams, in supervision, and in therapy

ByAngela Abela, Roberta Zahra De Domenico, Ruth Formosa Ventura, Jenny Zammit

chapter 12|18 pages

Applying systemic thinking in pastoral contexts

ByPatrick Sweeney