Title

Critical relational model: A normative and meta-theoretical analysis of family therapy theories

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Marriage and Family Therapy

Advisor(s)

Jonathan Sandberg

Keywords

Human knowledge, Critical relational model, Family therapy

Subject Categories

Family, Life Course, and Society | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Abstract

This dissertation will present and develop a normative and meta-theoretical model. Through the aforementioned meta-theoretical and normative stance I will present a critical analytical model from which human knowledge, existence, and behavior can be understood and expanded. The first sections of this paper will provide a detailed explanation and evaluation of the theoretical model. In those following, I will convey how this model applies to the evolution of Bowen Theory and family therapy theories across time.

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