Basic Family Therapy

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Despite the advances that have occurred since the first edition of this book appeared in 1981, the aims of Basic Family Therapy remain the same. These are to provide a clear, easily read and readily understandable introduction to family therapy, and to guide the reader to sources of further information by providing a comprehensive list of references. No prior knowledge of family therapy has been assumed and it is hoped that the book will be useful not only to those who are new to family therapy but also to those ...
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Overview

Despite the advances that have occurred since the first edition of this book appeared in 1981, the aims of Basic Family Therapy remain the same. These are to provide a clear, easily read and readily understandable introduction to family therapy, and to guide the reader to sources of further information by providing a comprehensive list of references. No prior knowledge of family therapy has been assumed and it is hoped that the book will be useful not only to those who are new to family therapy but also to those in the early phases of their training.

The fifth edition of this established text provides an unbiased, readable and up-to-date introduction to the field of family therapy. It recognises the various forms of dysfunction which may occur within individual families, often coloured by the culture of the society to which the family belongs. Against this complex backdrop and the various schools of thought in family therapy, the book synthesises the basic principles that apply to family therapy generally.

About the Author:
Philip Barker, MB, BS, FRCPsych, FRCP(C), is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary, Canada

"...a well-established text that provides an unbiased, readable, and up-to-date introduction to the field of family therapy, covering all the main contemporary schools... presents a coherent model of therapy."

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It was a pleasure and a privilege to read the sixth edition of this book. It is more difficult, however, to write an adequate introduction, as there are few enthusiastic phrases that have not already been invoked to describe the various editions of Philip Barker’s book that have appeared since the first in 1981.

I would like to be clear that this is an eminently readable book for those who are new to the discipline. Anyone who is not new to the discipline, however, and has seen a previous version will know this; readers and reviewers before me have commented on the skill of the author, who could write a book on the complex and theoretically diverse domain of family therapy that is at once scholarly yet thoroughly accessible. Readers of previous editions will find the update worthwhile and may be reassured to note a familiar ordering to many of the chapters.

Glenda M. MacQueen, MD, FRCPC, PhD. - Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780839116738
  • Publisher: University Park Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1981
  • Pages: 224

Meet the Author

Philip Barker, MB, BS, FRCPsych, FRCP (C), is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Development of Family Therapy 1
2 Healthy Families and their Development 12
3 Some Basic Theoretical Concepts 23
4 Some Approaches to the Treatment of Families 45
5 Models for the Assessment of Families 64
6 Practical Aspects of the Assessment of Families 77
7 Establishing Treatment Goals 95
8 When Should We Use Family Therapy? 102
9 Practical Points in the Treatment of Families 115
10 Common Family Problems and their Treatment 134
11 Strategic and Systemic Therapies 149
12 Other Therapeutic Techniques 174
13 A Method of Therapy 190
14 Marital Therapy and Sex Therapies 203
15 Terminating Treatment and Dealing with Treatment Interruptions 219
16 Teaching and Learning Family Therapy 231
17 Research in Family Therapy 247
18 Issues of Ethics in Family Therapy 262
References 271
Index 289
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