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Now in its second edition, Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice has been fully updated to cover recent advances in theory and practice. It offers a critical evaluation of the major schools of family therapy, provides an integrative model for the practice of marital and family therapy, and demonstrates how this model can be used in everyday practice with a range of common child-focused and adult-focused problems. It also provides a thorough, up-to-date review of research on the effectiveness of family ...
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Overview

Now in its second edition, Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice has been fully updated to cover recent advances in theory and practice. It offers a critical evaluation of the major schools of family therapy, provides an integrative model for the practice of marital and family therapy, and demonstrates how this model can be used in everyday practice with a range of common child-focused and adult-focused problems. It also provides a thorough, up-to-date review of research on the effectiveness of family therapy and outlines implications for evidence-based practice. This popular text now includes exercises that can be used by trainers and trainees to foster family therapy-skills development. Other key features from the first edition are retained, including: chapter plans at the start of each chapter and a helpful summary of key points at the end, suggestions for further reading, glossary of key terms in theoretical chapters, case examples, full details of resources for professionals, including useful websites. Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice is a must-have resource for all students and mental health professionals training in family therapy. It will also be of interest to experienced practitioners, and those who are involved in delivering training programmes.
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A textbook for a graduate course in marital and family therapy and a sourcebook for experienced clinicians in which Carr (clinical psychology, U. College Dublin) evaluates the major schools of thought, presents an integrative model for practice, and provides examples of how the model may be used with a range of common, child-focused and adult-focused problems. He developed the model and approach while he was working with the British National Health Service Child and Family Clinic during a period that emphasized cooperation between health service, social service, and education professional, and has extended it at the Clanwilliam Institute in Dublin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“It should continue to be considered as a valuable ‘essential’ text for those undertaking training in systemic/family psychotherapy and as a key reference for experienced therapists and educators in the field.” (Child & Family Social Work, 10 October 2014)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471491248
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series , #66
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 586
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Alan Carr is the director of the Doctoral training programme in clinical psychology at University College Dublin and Consultant Couple and Family Therapist at the Clanwilliam Institute in Dublin. He has published over 20 books and 200 academic papers and conference presentations in the fields of family therapy and clinical psychology. He has extensive experience in family therapy and clinical psychology, having worked in the field in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Central Concepts in Family Therapy
Ch. 1 Goals of Family Therapy Across the Lifecycle 3
Ch. 2 Origins of Family Therapy 48
Ch. 3 Theories that Focus on Behaviour Patterns 76
Ch. 4 Theories that Focus on Belief Systems 110
Ch. 5 Theories that Focus on Contexts 155
Pt. II Processes in Family Therapy
Ch. 6 The Stages of Family Therapy 197
Ch. 7 Formulating Problems and Exceptions 229
Ch. 8 Interventions for Behaviour, Beliefs and Contexts 254
Pt. III Family Therapy Practice with Child- and Adolescent-Focused Problems
Ch. 9 Physical Child Abuse 301
Ch. 10 Child Sexual Abuse 323
Ch. 11 Conduct Problems 345
Ch. 12 Drug Abuse in Adolescence 369
Pt. IV Family Therapy Practice with Adult-Focused Problems
Ch. 13 Distressed Couples 389
Ch. 14 Depression and Anxiety 415
Ch. 15 Alcohol Problems in Adulthood 442
Ch. 16 Schizophrenia 464
Pt. V Research and Resources
Ch. 17 Evidence-based Practice in Marital and Family Therapy 487
Resources 526
References 530
Index 559
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