ERIC Number: ED058577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Family Therapy Concepts and Techniques in Guidance and Counselling.
Bishop, D. S.
The Systems Theory of families conceptualizes not only the interaction between family members but also the interaction between families and other systems, such as schools. This paper has given a brief review of the concepts and some basic techniques. Clinical examples have been used to show the relationship and application to school difficulties. Systems Theory concepts and techniques are of use, therefore, not only for freeing up individual family members for better achievement, but also for correcting similar problem patterns between student and teacher, family and school, or school staff. The concepts beg for application within schools, but this seems not to have been widely attempted. Many reasons are suggested by skeptics within the educational systems; however, this is often part of the educational system's pattern and an attempt to maintain the status quo. Use of the concepts and techniques would allow for understanding and clearing of the educational system pathology. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: McMaster Univ., Hamilton (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association convention, Toronto, Spring, 1970