Connecting relational theory and the Systems Theory Framework: Individuals and their systems

Patton, Wendy A. (2007) Connecting relational theory and the Systems Theory Framework: Individuals and their systems. Australian Journal of Career Development, 16(3), pp. 38-46.

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The Systems Theory Framework facilitates the inclusion of relevant aspects of multiple existing theories within an integrated framework, wherein relevance and meaning is decided upon by each individual. Patton and McMahon emphasised that the application of the STF in integrating theory and practice is located within the crucible of the individual, acknowledging that the individual is an open system recursively interacting with and within multiple systems. The present paper furthers a discussion of the potential for the STF in theory integration, in particular with respect to relational theories.

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ID Code: 10772
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Systems Theory Framework, career theory models, career counselling, constructivist, relational
ISSN: 1038-4162
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Copyright Statement: This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record.
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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