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

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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. A comprehensive guide from a wise and seasoned practitioner, this volume is an invaluable addition to any family therapist's bookshelf. It is also an ideal teaching text.

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Reviewer: Geri R. Donenberg, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a practical guide for working with families, couples, and individuals within a family context. Book chapters review the phases of family therapy and potential therapist concerns at each phase (e.g., establishing rapport, getting unstuck). Specific steps in doing family therapy are described clearly, and the book is rich with clinical examples. Throughout the book, therapists are challenged to trust what they know and to learn about what they do not know.
Purpose: The goal is to help beginning family therapists learn about the basics of family therapy and to discover their own style of working with families. The objectives are worthy, and this primer accomplishes its goals.
Audience: This book appears to be written primarily for beginning family therapists, but it may also be of interest to experienced clinicians looking for new ideas from a seasoned professional. The author has worked with families for 23 years, and he is widely published in the areas of clinical practice, supervision, and family life.
Features: Subtitles help organize topic areas within chapters. Exercises designed to make the material personally relevant for therapists are provided at the end of most chapters. An extensive Suggested Readings list is provided along with descriptions of each reference. No published writing is referenced in the book, however, and no author index is provided.
Assessment: This highly practical book is a useful addition to the family therapy literature, but the absence of references to previous theory and research throughout the book is a weakness. The book elucidates important skills involved in doing family therapy and provides hands-on suggestions for working with multiple systems. Respect is given to the variety of approaches available, and therapists are encouraged to practice according to their own personality, values, and style.
Geri R. Donenberg
This is a practical guide for working with families, couples, and individuals within a family context. Book chapters review the phases of family therapy and potential therapist concerns at each phase (e.g., establishing rapport, getting unstuck). Specific steps in doing family therapy are described clearly, and the book is rich with clinical examples. Throughout the book, therapists are challenged to trust what they know and to learn about what they do not know. The goal is to help beginning family therapists learn about the basics of family therapy and to discover their own style of working with families. The objectives are worthy, and this primer accomplishes its goals. This book appears to be written primarily for beginning family therapists, but it may also be of interest to experienced clinicians looking for new ideas from a seasoned professional. The author has worked with families for 23 years, and he is widely published in the areas of clinical practice, supervision, and family life. Subtitles help organize topic areas within chapters. Exercises designed to make the material personally relevant for therapists are provided at the end of most chapters. An extensive Suggested Readings list is provided along with descriptions of each reference. No published writing is referenced in the book, however, and no author index is provided. This highly practical book is a useful addition to the family therapy literature, but the absence of references to previous theory and research throughout the book is a weakness. The book elucidates important skills involved in doing family therapy and provides hands-on suggestions for working with multiple systems. Respect is given to thevariety of approaches available, and therapists are encouraged to practice according to their own personality, values, and style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572301818
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: The Guilford Family Therapy Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Taibbi, LCSW, an AAMFT approved supervisor, has been working in community mental health and with families for the past 23 years. Widely published, he is the author of more than 100 articles on clinical practice, supervision, and family life.

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Table of Contents


1. Family Therapy: Welcome to Oz
2. Family Therapy: The Basics
3. In the Beginning: Great Expectations
4. Great Beginnings II
5. The Middle Stage: Are We There Yet?
6. Endings: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
7. Billy's Got a Problem: Kids in the Family
8. Billy: The Story Continues
9. "See How She Treats Me!": The Parent Adolescent Struggle
10. The Parent Adolescent Struggle II
11. Getting to the Core: Couple Work in Family Therapy
12. Couple Repair
13. The Power of One: Individual Work in a Family Context
14. Staying Sane: Survival Tips for Therapists
15. The Lessons of Therapy
Suggested Readings
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