By Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper
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Specifically, this represents the move away from applying an objective, positivist framework to families, which believed that through observation and analysis we could come to accurately and reliably map their dynamics. It became increasingly evident that when different therapists and researchers viewed a family, their perceptions were frequently quite different. Furthermore, often their interpretations contrasted starkly with the family’s own perceptions. This led to what has come to be called second-order cybernetics, namely the view that reality invariably involves a construction, occurs in relationships, and is based on feedback.
When Jackson is remembered it is for the contributions he made to family theory – family homeostasis, family rules, the marital quid pro quo, and with long time collaborators Gregory Bateson, Jay Haley, and John Weakland, the concept of the double bind. In a career that spanned a brief 24 years Jackson’s accomplishments are nothing short of astonishing. Author or co-author of more than 130 professional papers and seven books, Jackson won virtually every prestigious award in the field of psychiatry: the Freida Fromm-Reichmann award for contribution to understanding of schizophrenia, the first Edward R.
1987), the Solution Focused brief therapy approach of de Shazer and his associates at the Brief Therapy Center of Milwaukee (de Shazer 1982, 1985), the work of Keeney and his colleagues (Keeney and Ross 1985; Keeney and Silverstein 1986; Keeney 1987; Ray and Keeney 1992), the work of Andersen (1987), and even the ‘Post-Modern’ narrative orientations of Anderson and Goolishian (1988), Hoffman (1993), and Michael White (1989), as well as most other systemically and contextually oriented approaches.
An introduction to family therapy: systemic theory and practice by Rudi Dallos, Ros Draper