Resources

A list of resources including books, journals and websites.

Books:
The Tree Of Knowledge – The Biological Roots Of Human Understanding
By Humberto Maturana and Francisco J. Varela
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Autopoiesis and Cognition – The Realization of the Living
By Humberto Maturana and Francisco J. Varela
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Aesthetics of Change
By Bradford P. Keeney, Heinz Von Foerster
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Family Therapy

By Dorothy Stroh Becvar, Raphael J. Becvar
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Change; Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution
By Paul Watzlawick, John H. Weakland, Richard Fisch
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Pragmatics of Human Communication – Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes
By Paul Watzlawick, Janet Helmick Beavin, Don D Jackson
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Milan Systemic Family Therapy – Conversations in Theory and Practice
By Luigi Boscolo, Gianfranco Cecchin, Lynn Hoffman, Peggy Penn
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Foundations of Family Therapy – Conceptual Framework for Systems Change
By Lynn Hoffman
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Steps to an Ecology of Mind – Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology
By Gregory Bateson
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A Theory Of Personality – The Psychology Of Personal Constructs
By George A. Kelly
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Madness and Civilization – A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
By Michel Foucault
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Oikos website has a list of recommended books.

Journal Articles:
Hoffman, L. (1985). Beyond Power and control: Towards a “Second order” family systems therapy.   Family systems Medicine, 3, 381-396.

Hoffman, L. (1992). A reflexive stance for family therapy. In McNamee, S., and Gergen, K.J. (Eds), Therapy as a social construction (pp7-24). London: Sage

Griffith, J.L., Griffith, M.E & Slovik, I.S. (1992). Owning one’s epistemological stance intherapy. Dulwich Centre Newsletter, 1, 5-11

Bogdan, J.C. (1984). Family organisation as an ecology of ideas: An alternative to thereification of family systems. Family Process, 23, 376-388.

Anderson, H., & Goolishian, H. (1992). The client is the expert: A not-knowing approach totherapy. In McName, S., & Gergen, K.J. (Eds.) Therapy as social construction (pp25-39). London: Sage.

Some of the following recommended books are more practical in nature and may not be ecosystemic in epistemology. These books are recommended as they were found to be helpful in terms of our current societal context.

Trauma

Treating Traumatized Children
By Beverly James
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
By Philip Saigh
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – DSM-IV and Beyond
By Jonathan Davidson, Edna Foa
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Psychology and Religion

A Way of Being
By Carl R. Rogers
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Religion and Nothingness
By Keiji Nishitani
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Websites:

TOWARDS AN ECOLOGY OF MIND

Mind and Life Institute