Planning Metaframeworks in Integrative Systemic Therapy
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Planning metaframeworks in integrative systemic therapy
In order to be an effective integrative therapist, one must be able to intervene using a variety of models, theories, ideas, and skills. Where an eclectic therapist might be able to do this, an Integrative Systemic Therapist (IST) is able to do this in a meaningful, organized way. The planning metaframeworks (PMFs) of IST are guidelines that organize the wide range of systemic therapy interventions that a therapist can use to facilitate change. There are six PMFs: Action, Meaning/Emotion, Biobehavioral, Family of Origin, Internal Representation, and Self. The therapist draws from one or more of the PMFs depending on the problem, goals, and constraints of a given case. Though the PMFs are discussed in isolation here, it is important to consider that they are drawn from using multiple models of systemic therapy in conjunction with the blueprint and hypothesizing metaframeworks of IST in the context of...
- Pinsof, W. M., Breunlin, D. C., Russell, W. P., Lebow, J. L., Rampage, C., & Chambers, A. L. (2017). Integrative systemic therapy: metaframeworks for problem solving with individuals, couples, and families. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.Google Scholar