Why some problems persist while others are resolved.This classic book, available in paperback for the very first time, explores why some people can successfully change their lives and others cannot Here famed psychologist Paul Watzlawick presents what is still often perceived as a radical idea that the solutions to our problems are inherently embedded in the problems themselves.Tackling the age old questions surrounding persistence and change, the book asks why problems arise and are perpetuated in some instances but easily resolved in others Incorporating ideas about human communication, marital and family therapy, the therapeutic effects of paradoxes and of action oriented techniques of problem resolution, Change draws much from the field of psychotherapy....
|Title||:||Change: Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution|
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Change: Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution Reviews
I understand 1st and 2nd order change so much better now than I did previously.
Watzlawick was an exceptional Western intellectual with an in depth & eclectic knowledge bases that made all his book unique. This wide grasp of diverse concepts can be witness in Change: Problem Formation & Resolution, with his lengthy footnotes, always fascinating & often taking a third or more on a page by the selves. Basing problem formation on the mathematical reasoning from Set Theory, & Russell & Whiteheads Theory of Logical Typing, human hubris, wherein we substage needless suffering on our selves. His four category taxonomy on problem formation involved 1) when the attempted solution becomes the problem ["we first raise the dust, then claim we can not see"], 2) when a problem is over-simplified, making a problematic pseudo solution [terrible simplifications], 3) when the proposed solution depends a utopia state[while we pursue the unattainable, we make impossible the realizable], & 4) Concerns various double-binds, pathological paradoxes & impossible dilemmas [all Cretans are liars, Epimenides of Create, 3rd cen.].
Although I have seen this book referenced many times and read several summaries of its main tenets, I have only recently had the opportunity to read the entire book. I wish now that this book was required reading in my graduate counseling program because it is simply fantastic.
I still refer this book in my practice of therapy. It has stayed with me for over 20 years.
There are many ways to produce change in a persons life. But when change does occur, do we know how we produced it? Many times we do not. That's where books like this come into play. It is a very dense book, so if you are not ready for a deep inmersion into the theories behind strategic therapy, you need not apply. Highly recommended for those interested in Watzlawick's other books.
This book was a required text for a course that I took for my MBA. It was an interesting read and very applicable even in today's business environment. I was able to apply ,Amy of the insights to things that are happening within my company and well as my personal life. The theoretical background in the first section was a but tough to follow but the exa,plea throughout the later sections were extremely helpful in understanding the underlying principles.
Amazing book - bought it 20 years ago and just bought it again for my don-in-law. This could positively change the way you address change
It is one of the classics of the underlying science of behavior and change. It is a foundation of the therapy I do and I reread it periodically. I recommend it to anyone intended to do results-oriented therapy.