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2.0 out of 5 stars I struggle with this being an introduction to anything., 10 Oct. 2009
This review is from: An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice (Paperback)
I'm trying to get through the book for my course of family therapy and with this book being "an introduction" I feel compelled to read so much from other books to get a grasp of what is being described here that I am losing interest quickly in this book. I struggle finding the flow in what they want to describe and there is a succession of terms which seems I should already know (if I knew I wouldn't be reading the book).

I am surprised this was recommended to me. I wish my opinion will change by the end, we'll see
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2011 08:45:30 GMT
I have started a foundation family therapy course and since this book, 3rd edition is the recommended reading material, I am in two minds about buying via kindle which is my preference, but it's only available in the second edition on kindle. Has research in family change in the five years since the seconded edition that would put me at an advantage if I were to by the 2nd edition? I would appreciated anyone to reply ASAP so I dont purchase something else. I have already purchased one book but hopingbto get one recommended read on kindle.

Posted on 2 Aug 2013 01:09:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2013 01:12:46 BDT
I can only guess here ...I think you might be expecting too much of yourself .I did not 'get 'all of it when I bought the book .It was a helpful start but rewards via dipping in and out if (I have gone through the full FT training and ,would you believe I got it out recently and it is still open!).Systemic training isn't 'linear ' and works(in my opinion) via readings of different kinds alongside presentations ,group discussions(learning) and so on.Over time (and iteration) more will make 'sense' .I felt lost and overwhelmed at times and it was a long journey ;and does not 'stop'.However,the road is not pre-set which might be different for other subjects.Should you feel disappointed in the book ,or frustrated ,maybe that would be interesting to discuss in a group ?Good luck ,and to quote D. Tapsell 'it's not a race '.
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