Nothing to fear? Thoughts on the history of family therapy and the potential contribution of research

Paul Rhodes*

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    Abstract

    The aim of this plenary address is to advocate for the role that research can play in family therapy, with particular reference to our future as a field in Australia. I will argue: 1) that we have been in transition as a field in the past 15 years or so, from a fairly closed system, to one that is more amenable to holding itself to account through research; 2) that we hold a number of misconceptions about research that need to be explored if we are to continue; 3) that we need to develop a research agenda that is consistent with our values and 4) that there are a host of research methodologies that are consistent with our epistemologies and modes of practice. & copy; 2012 The Authors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-182
    Number of pages12
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

    Keywords

    • family therapy
    • qualitative
    • research
    • research methods

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