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Application of Synergetics to Clinical Psychology

  • Günter Schiepek
  • Wolfgang Tschacher
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 58)

Abstract

The present contribution shows that clinical psychology as a theoretical and applied science is essentially concerned with phenomena of autonomous order formation and transformation within complex, dynamic systems. Evidence for this is provided by examples derived from clinical assessment, epidemiology, etiology research, psychotherapy and the dynamics of multipersonal systems. It is described how the theoretical and methodological instruments provided by synergetics may be employed in analyzing, explaining and perhaps even modifying such processes of self-organization. The concepts utilized in synergetics are explained and the synergetic systems concept is distinguished from various other conceptualizations (such as interactional constellations of several individuals or the systems concept of autopoiesis).

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Chaotic Dynamic Macroscopic Level Springer Series Order Formation Macroscopic Variable 
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  • Günter Schiepek
  • Wolfgang Tschacher

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