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Basic Family Therapy

Basic Family Therapy

by Philip Barker, Jeff Chang
     
 

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The challenge facing the authors of texts that address the multiplicity and complexity of problems that may afflict families can be intimidating. Philip Barker has addressed this challenge head-on in each of the editions of this book. This task has been greatly facilitated by the contributions of the new co-author, Jeff Chang, and in this edition provides a clear,

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The challenge facing the authors of texts that address the multiplicity and complexity of problems that may afflict families can be intimidating. Philip Barker has addressed this challenge head-on in each of the editions of this book. This task has been greatly facilitated by the contributions of the new co-author, Jeff Chang, and in this edition provides a clear, easily read and readily understandable introduction to family therapy. Much has happened in the field of family therapy since the fifth edition of Basic Family Therapy was published in 2007.

New developments covered in this book include:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • The Gottman approach to couples therapy
  • Mindfulness and psychotherapy
  • The common factors approach to psychotherapy and to family therapy
  • The increased emphasis on empirically supported treatments
  • High-conflict post-divorce parenting

Basic Family Therapy will be of value to readers new to family therapy and to those in the early stages of training.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Professor Barker has the ability of making complex ideas seem simple… I found the book a delight to read… containing not only an introduction to theory but also many practical tips for therapy." Journal of Family Therapy

Basic Family Therapy is a comprehensive and stimulating text that presents [this] field in its complexity, diversity and unity.’ Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

‘I did not want the book to stop, and yet I felt deep satisfaction at having read material that held such richness of knowledge. There is an exhilaration at being exposed to a thorough and articulate scholar, and this text should be required reading for all students in mental health disciplines.’ Contemporary Psychiatry

‘A classic book for clinicians working with families.’ British Journal of Psychiatry

"If you intend to read it, I advise you give it your full attention and read it meticulously and carefully."
Dramatherapy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118624968
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
682 KB

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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