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Doing Family Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice / Edition 1
     

Doing Family Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

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by Robert Taibbi
 

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ISBN-10: 1572301082

ISBN-13: 9781572301085

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This masterful guide to the art and science of family therapy elucidates the essential skills common to all family interventions. Rather than advocating one best approach, the author shows that there are multiple ways of working, and the best is often that which suits the therapist's own personality, values, and skills. Beautifully written and enhanced by detailed

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This masterful guide to the art and science of family therapy elucidates the essential skills common to all family interventions. Rather than advocating one best approach, the author shows that there are multiple ways of working, and the best is often that which suits the therapist's own personality, values, and skills. Beautifully written and enhanced by detailed case material and hands-on exercises, the book outlines the basics of systemic thinking and empowers readers to expand their range of therapeutic options. Illuminating the delicate yet powerful balance between craft and creativity, Robert Taibbi helps therapists at all levels of experience to more fully utilize the power of family therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572301085
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Family Therapy: Welcome to Oz     1
Of Theory, Philosophy, and Courage     7
Family Therapy: The Basics     16
The Basic Seven     26
In the Beginning: Great Expectations     47
Great Beginnings II     63
The Middle Stage: Are We There Yet?     85
Endings: Enough Already?     102
Billy's Got a Problem: Kids in the Family     116
Billy: The Story Continues     139
"See How She Treats Me!": The Parent-Adolescent Struggle     157
The Parent-Adolescent Struggle II     183
Getting to the Core: Couple Work in Family Therapy     205
Couple Repair     225
The Power of One: Individual Work in a Family Context     237
Staying Sane: Survival Tips for Therapists     251
The Lessons of Therapy     265
Index     273

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