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GOMES, Lauren Beltrão; BOLZE, Simone Dill Azeredo; BUENO, Rovana Kinas  and  CREPALDI, Maria Aparecida. The origins of the systemic thinking: from the parts to the whole. Pensando fam. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp. 3-16. ISSN 1679-494X.

The Systemic Thinking has been reformulated over the years and its epistemological basis has been modified. This theoretical paper aims to present the historical and epistemological aspects of the Systems Thinking, as well as this theoretical understanding is important for the practice of systemic therapists in various contexts. The paper reinforces the idea that thinking systemically involves recognizing the person in a context, that the facts are not predictable and that the therapist/researcher is part of the system in which he/she intervenes or studies. Thus, to make use of systems thinking, the professional expands the vision of the situation, questions the problematic presented, and works more functional modes of relationship with other people involved.

Keywords : Systems thinking; Systems theory; Epistemology.

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