Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
University of Calgary
Dr. Tomm is Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He is also the Director of the Calgary Family Therapy Centre which he started in 1973. Karl is deeply interested in the application of systems theory, narrative theory, social constructionism and second order cybernetics to therapy. He has developed a way of working with families that he has named bringforthism. Currently he is focused on clarifying the effects of social injustice on families, the influence on therapists of the distinctions they make regarding their clients, and on explicating the possible therapeutic and counter therapeutic effects of the interviewing process itself.