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Exploring Your Theory of Family Therapy

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Nick Cornett

on 18 April 2014

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Exploring Your Theory of Family Therapy
Nick Cornett, PhD, LMFT, LPC, Registered Play Therapist
(1) What is the nature of families?
(2) What contributes to the problems in families?
(3) How do families grow / change?
The Process of Identifying a Guiding Theory
"I don't have a theory of family therapy!"
Actually, yes, you do!
(1) Exploration
(2) Examination
(3) Integration
(4) Personalization
(Watts, 1993)
"What is my role in all of this?"
Relax. This is a lifelong thing.
Theories we will be exploring:

Seven C's (Combs, 1989): complete, clear, consistent, concrete, current, creative, conscious

Common Factors Research (Lambert)
Frameworks for Examination
Frameworks for Exploration

How well does the theory, in its explicit and implicit values/beliefs/philosophies, align with my values/beliefs/personal philosophy?
Philosophies Evident in Family Therapy Theories (Gehart, 2010)
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