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CAHSS Faculty Publishes Book, Systems Theories for Psychotherapists from Theory to Practice

Michael Reiter, Ph.D.

Michael Reiter, Ph.D.

Michael Reiter, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), published the book, Systems Theories for Psychotherapists from Theory to Practice (2018). Contributors to the book include DFT faculty Christopher Burnett, Ph.D., James Hibel, Ph.D., and doctoral student Clinton Lambert. The book, published by Routledge, explores three key theories that underpin many of the models of psychotherapy: general systems theory, natural systems theory, and language systems theory. The book presents the aesthetics (how to see and understand what is happening) and the pragmatics (what to do in the therapy room) behindSystems Theory for Psychotherapists from Theory to Practice each theory. It also explores how therapists can successfully conceptualize the problems that clients bring to therapy, offering a range of contemporary examples to show how each theory can be applied to practice.

Systems Theories for Psychotherapists starts with an introduction to systems theories, and then delves into cybernetics, interactional systems, natural systems, constructivist theory, and social construction theory. Each chapter uses a distinctive case example to help clinicians to better understand and apply the theories to their own therapeutic setting. Woven throughout the book are three helpful learning tools: “Applying Your Knowledge,” “Key Figure,” and “Questions for Reflection,” providing the reader with the opportunity to critically engage with each concept, consider how their own world view and preconceptions can inform their work with clients, and challenging them to apply prominent systems theories to their own practice.

For more information on his latest book, https://www.routledge.com/Systems-Theories-for-Psychotherapists-From-

Theory-to-Practice-1st-Edition/Reiter/p/book/9780429444029