Internal Family Systems Therapy (The Guilford Family Therapy)

Internal Family Systems Therapy (The Guilford Family Therapy)

By: Richard C. Schwartz (author)Paperback

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This work demonstrates how therapists can apply systems thinking to understand better clients' individual psyches. The Internal Family Systems model IFS uses family system concepts to draw a map of the network of subpersonlities that exist within each individual. Step by step details are combined with clinical examples to illustrate how therapists and clients can enhance their understanding fo intrapsychic processes and set a clear line of direction for positive change. The author also extends IFS concepts to our culture and the families within it to produce a form of couples and family therapy.

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About Author

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, is on the faculty of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. Coeditor of" Handbook of Family Therapy Training and Supervision," he is coauthor of three books and author of over 40 articles on a variety of topics in psychotherapy. He serves on the editorial boards of five professional journals and is a fellow of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists.


Introduction - journey toward a new model; the basic concepts - multiplicity and systems; viewing individuals as systems; changing the internal system; methods of inner work - in-sight and direct access; case example; the model's view of families; applying the model at the cultural and societal levels; final questions and recommendations. Appendix A - summary outline for working with individuals. Appendix B - glossary of concepts. Appendix C - bibliography of models of mulitiplicit.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/1997
  • ISBN13: 9781572302723
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781572302723
  • weight: 392
  • ISBN10: 1572302720

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