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Family sculpting: II. Some practical examples

Hearn, Jeff and Lawrence, Marilyn (1985) Family sculpting: II. Some practical examples. Journal of Family Therapy, 7 (2). pp. 113-131. ISSN 0163-4445

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Abstract

This paper reviews a number of practical examples of family sculpting to illustrate possibilities for its use described in a general way in an earlier companion article (Journal of Family Therapy (1981) 3: 341–352). Examples are considered first in relation to generic practical possibilities for sculpting: structural analysis and diagnosis, the inescapability of the concrete, the portrayal of ambiguity. A second set of examples is considered in relation to major practical contexts of sculpting: with children, with students, with workers. The paper concludes with a discussion of the complexity of family sculpting and a comparison of the structural interpretation of sculpting offered here with Papp et al.'s notion of choreography.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 11:42
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 12:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6370

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