Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice

Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice

by Alan Carr
     
 

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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

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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 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)
From the Publisher
"...an impressive achievement..." (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 24th November 2000)

"I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about the field" (Jnl of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, Vol.43, No.4 2002)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119954644
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Series:
Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series, #102
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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From the Publisher
"Alan Carr's Family Therapy: Concepts Process and Practice is a remarkable achievement… an extremely useful guide for the frontline practitioner."
—John Sharry, Mater Hospital, Ireland

Meet the Author

Professor Alan Carr is the director of the Doctoral training programme in clinical psychology at University College Dublin and Consultant Martial and Family Therapist at the Clanwilliam Institute for Marital and Family Therapy in Dublin. He has published over a dozen books and 200 academic papers and conference presentations in the fields of family therapy and clinical psychology. His work has been translated into a number of languages including Korean, Polish and Chinese. 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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