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Here we present special audio performances that help evoke the ideas and practices of creative systemic studies.  Coming soon.

Here we post special articles, monographs, and critical studies developed by
Recent Publications: (forthcoming)

Circular Therapeutics: Giving Therapy a Healing Heart (preface)  (pdf)
Circulus:  Contributions to Creative Transformation, Volume 1 (pdf)
What Is Systemic About Systemic Therapy?  (pdf)
Recursive Frame Analysis: Reflections on the Development of a Qualitative Research  
     Method  (pdf)
N/om and Dance  (pdf)


“Glimpses of Gregory Bateson,” Pilgrimage, 7: 17-44, 1979.
“Ecosystemic Epistemology: An Alternative Paradigm for Diagnosis,” Family Process,
     18: 117-129, 1979 (also published in Terapie Familiare: Revista Interdisciplinare
     di Rierca ed Intervento Relationale, 6: 81-98, 1979; as a chapter in James Hansen
     andDavid Rosenthal, Eds., Strategies and Techniques in Family Therapy,
     Springfield,Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1981; and an article about this paper by 
     RodneyGoodyear, Personnel and Guidance Journal, 59: 124-127, 1980).
“Gregory Bateson: A Tribute,” Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 1: 55, 1981.
“Bateson’s Epistemology,” Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 1: 45-54, 1981.
“Mistakes?”  Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 1: 64, 1982.
“Ecosystemic Epistemology: Critical Implications for the Aesthetics and Pragmatics
     of Family Therapy”  (with Douglas Sprenkle), Family Process, 21: 1-19, 1982 (also
     published as a chapter in Ronald Miller, Ed., The Restoration of Dialogue: Readings
     in the Philosophy of Clinical Psychology, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological
     Association, 1992.
“Not Pragmatics, Not Aesthetics,” Family Process, 21: 429-434, 1982.
 “What is an Epistemology of Family Therapy?”   Family Process, 21: 153-168, 1982    
     (also published in Zeitschrift fur Systemische Therapie, 1: 1-22, 1983.
“Size and Shape: The Story of a Conference,” Journal of Strategic and Systemic 
    Therapies, 2: 72-79, 1983.
 “No Matter, Never Mind?”  In Mony Elkaim (Ed.), Cehiers Critiques de Therepie
     Familiare et de Prateiques de Reseaux, Paris: Editions Universitoire, 1983.
“Cybernetics of Brief Family Therapy” (with Jeffrey Ross), Journal of Marriage and
     Family Therapy, 9: 375-382, 1983.
“Mind in Therapy: An Architecture of Family Process,” Zeitschrift fur Systemische
     Therapie, 1: 34-43, 1983.
“Mind in Bodies: The Treatment of a Family that Presented a Migraine Headache”    
     (with Jeffrey Ross and Olga Silverstein), Family Systems Medicine, 1: 61-77, 1983.
“The Second Order Change of Cybernetic Epistemology,” Zeitschrift fur Systemische
     Therapie, 1: 44, 1983.
“Learning to Learn Systemic Family Therapies” (with Jeffrey Ross), Journal of
     Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 2: 22-30, 1983 (also published in Zeitschrift fur
     Systemische Therapie, 2: 113-122, 1984).
“Research and Clinical Practice” (with James Morris), Journal of Counseling and
     Development, 63: 548-550, 1985.
 “The Metaphor of ‘Power’ and Cybernetic Epistemology,” Zeitschrift fur
     Systemische Therapie, 3: 110-113, 1985.
“Multiple Communication in Systemic Couples Therapy” (with Stanley Siegel),
     American Journal of Family Therapy, 14: 69-79, 1986.
“The Construction of Therapeutic Realities,” Psychotherapy, 24: 469-476, 1986.
“Alternative Strategies for Family Therapy Research” (with James Morris), Journal of
     Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 6: 1-38, 1987.
“Cybernetics of Dialogue,” Cybernetic, 2: 18-24, 1987.
“Autonomy in Dialogue,” Irish Journal of Psychology, 9: 101-109, 1988.
“Cybernetics of the Absurd,” Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 5: 20-28,
     1987 (also published in Revista Sistemas Familiares, 1988).
“A Brief Note on Family Violence” (with Monte Bobele), Australian Journal of Family
     Therapy, 10: 93-95, 1989.
“A Contextual Structure for Evoking Therapeutic Creativity,” Journal of Family
     Psychotherapy, 1: 51-56, 1990.
“Un Metodo per Organizzaire la Converszione Psicoterapia,” Terapia Familiare, 32:
     25-39, 1990.
“The Raspberries,” Contemporary Family Therapy, 12: 239-241, 1990.
“Therapeutic Improvisation: Evolving One’s Own Clinical Style,” Contemporary
     Family Therapy, 12: 271-277, 1990.
“From Where to When:  A Chronology of Thematic Shifts,” Journal of Strategic and
    Systemic Therapies, 10: 113, 1991.
 “In Conversation,” UNISA Psychologia, 19: 6-11, 1992.
“Funny Medicines: Improvisational Therapy with Children,” Japanese Journal of
     Family Psychology, 7: 125-132, 1993.
“Enough About Models and Abstractions, Let Your Therapeutic Soul Be Free:  An
      Interview with Bradford Keeney” (Matt Englar-Carlson), The Family Journal,
      Volume 11, No. 3, pp. 309-314, 2003.
“A Cybernetic Epistemologist,” Kybernetes, Vol. 34, no. 3-4, pp. 373-384,    
     March 2005.
“Circular Epistemology and the Bushman Shamans: A Kalahari Challenge to the
     Hegemony of Narrative,” Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 12, Nos. 1-2, pp.
     75-89, 2005.
“Family of Pirates: A Brief Therapy Case Study,” Journal of Brief Therapy, Vol. 4, pp. 
“Batesonian Epistemology, Bushman N/om Kxaosi, and Rock Art,” Kybernetes, Vol. 36,
     pp. 884-904, 2006.
“N/om Leadership: Considering the Embodied Know-How of the Kalahari Bushman
     N/om-Kxaosi,” ReVision, Vol. 30, 53-59, 2010.
“Circular Poetics and the ‘Hypnosis of Hypnosis’” (with Hillary Stephenson),
     American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 54 (2): 86-88, 2011.
 “Family Therapy Practice and Research: A Dialogue,” chapter in Andreozzi and
     Levant (Eds.), Integrating Research and Clinical Practice, Rockville, Maryland,
     Aspen Systems, 1986.
“Cybernetic Approach to Weight Control,” chapter in Jill Harkaway (Ed.), Eating
     Disorders and Family Therapy, Rockville, Maryland: Aspen Systems, 1987.
“A Conversational Paradigm for Systemic Therapies,” chapter in Tullio Maranhao,
     Dialogue, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
“Milton Erickson’s Lesson” (with Douglas Flemons), in Stephen Lankton (Ed.), The
     Broader Implications of Ericksonian Therapy, New York: Brunner Mazel, 1990.
“Conversation on Not Writing,” chapter in The Systemic Therapist, Volume I, 1991.
“Supervising Client Conversation,” chapter in Nelson and Trepper (eds.),
     Family Therapy Interventions, New York: Haworth Press, 1991.
“The Potato Case,” chapter in The Systemic Therapist, Volume II, 1991.
“Zen Diet Koans,” chapter in The Systemic Therapist, Volume II, 1991.
“Trance-formational Moments in the Trance Work of a Session Conducted by
     Stephen R. Lankton,” The Milton Erickson Monograph Series, New York: Brunner
     Mazel, 1993.
“Resource Focused Therapy” (with Wendel Ray), chapter in Michael Hoyt (Ed.),
     Constructive Therapies, Volume II, New York: The Guilford Press, 1996.
“Resource Focused Therapy with a ‘Poly-Substance’ Abusing Adolescent,”  with
     Wendel Ray and Jeffrey Stormberg, chapter in Wendel Ray and Steve De Shazer
     (Eds.), Evolving Brief Therapies: Essays in Honor of John H. Weakland, Iowa City:
     Geist and Russell, 1998.
“The Medicine Man Who Never Had a Vision,” chapter in The Mummy at the Dining
     Room Table, edited by Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson, San Francisco:
     Jossey-Bass, 2003.
“The Queen of Shock,” clinical chapter in Their Finest Hour: Master Therapists Share
     Their Greatest Success Stories, edited by Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson, Boston:
     Allyn and Bacon, 2004.
“Creating Nonsense,” chapter in Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson (eds), Creative   
     Breakthroughs in Therapy, New York: John Wiley, 2009.