, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 177-193

A Systems Perspective on the Introduction of Narrative Practice in Human Services Organizations in the Era of Managed Care

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Abstract

General System Theory is used to examine the structure and activity of human services organizations for conditions which support the introduction of selected narrative ideas in a systemic approach to mental health services. The inquiry includes examination of the influence of larger systems (such as managed care companies and regulatory bodies) on such introduction.