Comparing the Epistemologies Governing the First and Second Order Cybernetic Approaches

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Comparing the Epistemologies Governing the First and Second Order Cybernetic Approaches Critically compare the epistemologies governing the first-and second-order cybernetic approaches in terms of the following: 1. How is reality seen by each specific approach? 2. What does the diagnostic systems of each specific approach look like? 3. How does each specific approach deal with therapy? 4. What are the specific skills required by each approach? 5. How is the role and function of the therapist in each specific approach? 6. What would research look like from the point of view of each specific approach? 7. What critical ethical concerns could be raised about each specific perspective? 8. Integrating first-and second-order cybernetic approaches. Table of Contents Winnies the Pooh on good enough multiverses. 3 Introducing “epistobabble” 3 1. How is reality seen by each specific approach?. 3 2. What does the diagnostic systems of each specific approach look like?. 5 3. How does each specific approach deal with therapy?. 6 4. What are the specific skills required by each approach?. 7 5. How is the role and function of the therapist in each specific approach?. 9 6. What would research look like from the point of view of each specific approach? 10 7. What critical ethical concerns could be raised about each specific perspective? 11 8. Integrating first-and second-order cybernetic approaches. 13 Conclusion. 14 Winnies the Pooh on good enough[1] multiverses “Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully. “Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s cle... ... middle of paper ... ...D. (1990). Narrative means to therapeutic ends. USA: Norton White, M. (1995). Re-Authoring Lives: Interviews & Essays. Dulwich Centre Publications: South Australia Willig, C. (1999). Beyond appearances: a critical realist approach to social constructionist work. In Nightingale, D.J. & Cromby, J. (Eds.). Social constructionist psychology: A critical analysis of theory and practice. Open University Press: Buckingham --------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] With apologies to DW Winnicott who is credited with the idea of the “good-enough” parent. As we have moved from the family as the system to the greater eco-system including many variables, it is hoped that a good-enough eco-system will be the result. Or a good-enough madness – depending on how we chose to punctuate things.

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