Clinical Intervention in the Postmodern World

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Abstract

Postmodernism is a philosophy that has begun to influence many areas of study. In this paper, the impact of postmodernism on clinical practice is examined. Basically, dualism is undermined by postmodernism. As a result, reality is understood to constitute a ‘language game’. In terms of clinical practice, the notion of intervention must be reconceptualized. Health and illness, in short, must be assessed in terms of the assumptions a client accepts regarding the nature of reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescence and Youth
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Clinical Intervention in the Postmodern World. / Murphy, John W.

In: International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1989, p. 61-69.

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