This is a book about the theory and practice of the method of systemic family constellation. Ursula Franke provides a well-grounded historical overview of the precursors to family constellations. In addition, she presents and defines the central terminology of these methods. The author presents a model that attempts to explain the efficacy of constellations. The empirical section allows the reader to take a look at the procedure that is used in the process of a constellation. In addition, the possibilities for and limitations of using constellations in individual therapy are discussed.
The study presented in “The River never looks back” focuses on therapy with anxiety patients. The results of the study can be used in regular psychotherapeutic practices, and is thus is helpful for all therapists who work with constellations.